Placement Testing

 

English

All incoming students take an online English assessment consisting of a written essay to assess grammatical knowledge, writing ability and readiness for freshman composition (ENG-111 Principles of Writing). English course placement is based on an evaluation of the English assessment results and SAT/ACT scores.  Placement information for students entering in August, 2014.

Foreign Language

Meredith's general education curriculum requires language study through the third semester (205 level). Students who have studied Spanish or French take an online assessment test to determine placement in the most appropriate level of study. Results may indicate that a student has already met the general education requirement in foreign language. Students who studied a language other than Spanish or French and would like to continue studies in that language should contact Veronique Machelidon, department head of Foreign Languages and Literatures.  Placement information for students entering in August, 2014.

Mathematics

Students are required to take a course to build knowledge and skills in data analysis, abstract reasoning and problem solving; thus, all students must take either statistics or calculus for the General Education Mathematics requirement.

MAT-130, Exploring with Mathematics

MAT-130 is an option for any student who is not planning to take calculus. The three credit hour course fulfills the General Education Natural Science, Mathematics, or Computer Science elective requirement, but it does not fulfill the General Education Mathematics requirement . The course is strongly recommended prior to MAT-175 for any student with a D in her last high school mathematics class.

MAT-175, Statistics

This course fulfills the General Education Mathematics requirement. There is no prerequisite for MAT-175.

Calculus

A student may fulfill the General Education Mathematics requirement by taking

  • MAT 181 Integrated Precalculus/Calculus B
               or
  • MAT 191 Calculus I

There are prerequisites for MAT 181 and MAT 191. Please use the following chart to determine if you have the background to begin in Calculus or if you need a prerequisite course prior to taking Calculus.

MAT 170 or MAT 180 fulfills the General Education Natural Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science elective requirement, but it does not fulfill the Mathematics requirement in General Education.

Additional Placement Tests

Appointments for placement testing or portfolio reviews in other subjects should be made through the dean of that particular school.

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