Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University

Placement and Proficiency

First Year Course Placement

  • Math ACT Subscore 27 or greater MAT 145, Calculus I
  • Math ACT Subscore 26 or lower must take COMPASS placement exam
  • AP Exams:
    • 3 or better on Calculus AB = Credit for MAT 145
    • 3 or better on Calculus BC = Credit for MAT 145 and MAT 146
  • Possible Transfer Credit if a student took a course at a Community College or a University