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 |

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

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

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.