Loyola University New Orleans must verify incoming student placement in college level Math courses. Placement can be determined by SAT/ACT scores, Advanced Placement (AP) credit exam scores, or a university administered placement examination. In the absence of appropriate SAT/ACT scores or AP credit, Loyola offers one developmental math course, MATH A092 Fundamentals of Algebra. Credit earned in MATH A092 is not applicable toward a degree, but the grade earned in this course is calculated into the grade point average.

Entering students who score at or above the Loyola-established score on the math portion of the ACT or SAT may receive exemption, depending on their degree program, for the required math. Science and mathematics majors whose required math is MATH A257, Calculus I, cannot be exempted from this course regardless of their ACT or SAT score. Please note that exemption is for the course only. Three hours will be added to the general elective requirement.

Transfer students are also required to take a math placement examination unless they transfer in a college-level (i.e., not developmental) math course with a minimum grade of C.

**Math Placement for Non-Science/Math majors**:

ACT/SAT Math Scores Required | Placement: |
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ACT: 29 |
Exemption: MATH T122 or MATH A115 |

ACT: 19-28 | MATH T122 or MATH A115 |

ACT: 18 or lower | MATH A092* |

SAT: 690 or above |
Exemption: MATH T122 or MATH A115 |

SAT: 500 to 680 | MATH T122 or MATH A115 |

SAT: 490 or below | MATH A092* |

**Math Placement for Science/Math majors**:

ACT/SAT Math Scores Required | Placement |
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ACT: 29 |
Exemption: MATH T122 or MATH A115 |

ACT: 24 or above | MATH A257 Calculus I |

ACT: 21-23 | MATH A118 Pre-Calculus |

ACT: 19-20 | MATH A117 College Algebra |

ACT: 18 or below | MATH A092* |

SAT: 690 or above |
Exemption: MATH T122 or MATH A115 |

SAT: 600 or above | MATH A257 Calculus I |

SAT: 540 - 590 | MATH A118 Pre-Calculus |

SAT: 500-530 | MATH A117 College Algebra |

SAT: 490 or below | MATH A092* |

**Examination Credit**

Exam & Score | Credit |
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International Baccalaureate Math HL score of 5 or above | 3 credits for MATH A115 |

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams | Please consult AP Examination Credit Chart |

**Additionally**:

- Students with a score of 3 in AP Calculus or Statistics are exempted from MATH T122/A115
- Non-science/math majors with ACT Math scores of 26 - 28 or SAT scores of 665-680 are encouraged to consider MATH A200 Introduction to Linear Algebra or MATH A257 Calculus I to satisfy Introductory Common Curriculum Math requirements.

* *Credit for MATH A092 does not apply towards degree total, but is considered in GPA calculations.*