Math Placement

Process for Placement in the First Mathematics Course

First Semester Mathematics Course by Major

Major Course # Course Name
Fire and Safety Engineering Technology: Fire Safety Concentration MATH 1100 College Algebra
Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering Technology MATH 1103 Pre-Calculus
Construction Management MATH 1103 Pre-Calculus
Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, and Systems Engineering MATH 1241 Calculus I

Math Level Placement Based on SAT or ACT Math Score 

New First-Year students who do not have a math SAT score, math ACT score, or math transfer credit or who wish to improve their Math Placement, see this link for more details.
< 510 < 18 1 MATH 0900 Math Study Skills/Algebra Review
510 - 560 18 - 22 2 MATH 1100 College Algebra
570 - 620 23 - 25 3 MATH 1103 Pre-Calculus
630 - 800 26 - 36 4 MATH 1241 Calculus I

Students with AP or transfer math credit will be placed in their first mathematics course based on the class level of the credit received at the time of New Student Orientation.1 If students do not have AP or math transfer credit, the math SAT score or math ACT equivalent (whichever is higher) will be used to place students in their first mathematics course.

Transfer students should visit the Transfer Students site for comprehensive details specific to each College of Engineering major.

1 Students must contact their major advisor when their AP or college transfer credit is available on their UNC Charlotte transcript. The advisor will assist them in revising their course schedule.