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Math Decision Chart

For Assessment Purposes

Use this guide to help you decide which level of the SAC math placement test is best for you, then be
sure to do your best on the test. To review your math skills before testing, go to
www.sac.edu/students/admissions/placement_testing/preparing_for_the_rsccd_math_pla.htm .
Accurate course placement will help you succeed in college.

Your Previous Math Background​ Your Previous Math Background​ Your Previous Math Background​


Little or no Algebra or

Some Algebra
but not recently

 
LEVEL I
Algebra Readiness​
Basic Math – Math N05
Essential Math – Math N06
Pre-Algebra – Math N47, N48
Elementary Algebra – Math 060

(no minimum score needed)
One year of Algebra and
one year of Geometry
completed recently.
 
LEVEL II
Elementary Algebra
Diagnostic​
Elementary Algebra – Math 060
Geometry – Math 070
Intermediate Algebra – Math 080/081

(minimum score of 17 needed to place
in lowest class in this level)​
One year of Algebra and
one year of Geometry
completed recently.

 


Two years of Algebra and

One year of Geometry
completed recently



LEVEL III
Intermediate Algebra
Diagnostic​
Liberal Arts Math – Math 105
College Algebra – Math 140
Finite Math – Math 145
Business Calculus – Math 150
Trigonometry – Math 160
Statistics – Math 219

(minimum score of 18 needed to place
in lowest class in this level)​
Two years of Algebra and
One year of Geometry and
Trigonometry or Math Analysis
or Pre-calculus
completed recently.
LEVEL IV
Pre-calculus
Diagnostic​
Pre-calculus – Math 170
Calculus – Math 180

(minimum score of 16 needed to place
in lowest class in this level)​
​ ​ * You may take each level only once every semester.​