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Course Placement Information

AP, ACT/SAT, MATH & CLEP PLACEMENT INFORMATION 

Note: Official documents are required for all credit, placement, and waivers

Advanced Placement Program

Please have your official AP Score Report sent to New Mexico Tech for credit evaluation & transfer. Credit and/or advanced placement are granted according to the departmental policies listed here.

Math Placement

Math Placement is determined by the following:

1. ACT/SAT Score

ACT Math Score SAT Math Score Initial Math Course Placement
≤ 20 ≤ 490 MATH 101 (College Algebra)
21 - 25 500 - 580 MATH 103 (Pre-Calculus)
26 - 29 590 - 660 MATH 104 (Trigonometry)
≥ 30 ≥ 670 MATH 131 (Calculus & Analytic Geometry I)

or 

2.  AP, Dual or other college/university Transfer Credit

or

3.  the optional Math Placement Test.

For information email: mathplacement@nmt.edu

ACT/SAT English Waiver

Students who score 27 or higher on the ACT English test or 610 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading test will have ENGL 111 waived as a requirement. 

College Level Examination Program

No credit is given for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). However, challenge exams are available in various courses. Challenge exams are arranged by individual academic departments.