**SOU uses the ALEKS system for the Math Placement. For more information about this system, and how to register for a test, please use the this link. **

Click the links below to discover which math course you should take based on your math placement score (from SAT, ACT or ALEKS), or based on your completion of a math transfer course.

Math Level: Determined by ALEKS Placement Test, SAT or ACT Scores

Math Levels (MLs) expire two years from the date of the placement test or SAT or ACT. If you have a ML, make sure to take a math class before your placement expires. If you donâ€™t know when your ML expires, contact Math Placement at MathPlacement@sou.edu.

Math Placement Score Guide:

ALEKS Score | SAT Math Score | ACT Math Score | Math Level (ML) | Approved Math Course(s) |

0-9 | Below 490, need ALEKS | Below 17, need ALEKS | 60 | MTH 060 or 105 |

10-29 | Below 490, need ALEKS | Below 17, need ALEKS | 65 | MTH 065 or 105 |

30-39 | Below 490, need ALEKS | Below 17, need ALEKS | 95 | MTH 095, 105, or 243 |

40-44 | 490-520 | 17-19 | 100 | MTH 105, 211 or 243 or courses listed above |

45-59 | Above 520 | Above 19 | 111 | MTH 111 or courses listed above |

60-74 | Above 520, see note below | 22 and above, see below | 112 | MTH 112 or courses listed above |

75+ | Above 520, see note below | 22 and above, see below | 251 | MTH 251 or courses listed above |

MTH 111 is the highest placement you can acheive with SAT and ACT scores. If you believe you should be in a higher math course please take the ALEKS math placement - link above chart.

Math Transfer Level: Determind by Previously Completed Math Courses

Math Transfer Levels (MTLs) are based on a math course previously taken and transferred to SOU - AP or IB passing test scores also count. They never expire.

Math Placement Score Guide:

Transfer Course Passed with a C- or Better | Math Transfer Level (MTL) | Approved Math Course(s) |

MTH 060 or equivalent (Beginning Algebra) | 65 | MTH 065 or 105 |

MTH 065 or equivalent (Elementary Algebra) | 95 | MTH 095 or 105 |

College level math course, but no record of MTH 095 | 100 | MTH 105 or 243 or courses listed above |

MTH 095 or equivalent (Intermediate Algebra) | 111 | MTH 111 or 211 or courses listed above |

MTH 111 or equivalent (Pre-calculus/College Algebra) | 112 | MTH 112 or courses listed above |

MTH 112 or equivalent (Pre-calculus/Trigonometry) | 251 | MTH 251 or courses listed above |