English Placement Test
Students with an ACT English subscore of 18 or less (SAT Verbal of 459 or less) must take the English placement exam. Students with an ACT English subscore of 28 or greater (SAT Verbal of 630 or greater) may enroll in English 121 or elect to take the placement test to place in a higher-level composition course. Students who have transferred the equivalent of English 105, 106, 121, or 122 do not need to take the English placement exam.
|ACT English Subscore||SAT Verbal Score||Requirement|
|18 or less||459 or less||Must take English Placement test.Placement score determines English requirements.|
|19 or higher||460 or higher||Students are not required to take the placement test andare automatically placed into ENGL 121.|
|28 or higher||630 or higher||Students may opt to take the English placement test to determine if placement in ENGL 122 is appropriate. English Department personnel will be responsible for updating placement information for students who are placed into 122.|
Note: Students who transfer the equivalent of ENGL 105, 106, 121 or 122 do not need to take the English placement test, but will be expected to enroll in the next sequential English course until composition requirements are completed.
Mathematics Placement Test and Placement
Who Must Take the UTC Mathematics Placement
Students with an ACT Mathematics subscore of 23 or less (SAT Mathematics of 550 or less) must take the UTC Mathematics Placement Test. Students who have transferred the equivalent of Math 105, 106, 131, 136, 144, 145, or 151 with a grade of C or above do not need to take the UTC Mathematics Placement Test.
Students with an ACT Mathematics subscore of 24 or greater (SAT Mathematics of 560 or greater) may elect to take the UTC Mathematics Placement Test in order to place into a higher level mathematics course.
Students may take the UTC Mathematics Placement test only once.
How to Determine Appropriate Mathematics Courses
Students may use the higher of either their UTC Mathematics Placement Test Level or ACT Mathematics subscore to determine their eligibility for a mathematics course. The following table should be used in conjunction with the mathematics requirements for a specific major and with prerequisite course requirements to determine a student's first mathematics course.
For sequential courses, including Math 105-106-131-136, Math 105-106-144-145-151, and Math 105-106-215-216, students may, under unusual circumstances, start with a lower level course than the course listed in the following table. In no case may a student start with a higher level course.
The Mathematics Department strongly encourages students to enroll in a mathematics course during their first year at UTC. Success in mathematics requires that students remember specific skills learned in previous mathematics courses.
|Math Placement Test Levels||ACT Math Subscore||Math Course|
|05||less than 19||Math 105: Elementary Algebra1|
|15||19 - 21||Math 106: Intermediate Algebra1|
|20||22 - 36||Math 123: Mathematics in Our Modern World2, 3|
|20||22 - 36||Math 210: Introductory Statistics4|
|20||24 - 25||Math 131: College Algebra3|
|20||24 - 25||Math 215: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I|
|20||24 - 25||Math 144: Precalculus I3|
|30||26 - 36||Math 136: Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Sciences3|
|30||26 - 36||Math 145: Precalculus II3|
|30||26 - 36||Math 216: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II3|
|40||28 - 36||Math 151: Calculus I3, 5|
1. Math 105 and 106 are developmental courses that do not count toward degree requirements.
2. Students with an ACT Subscore of 22 or 23 will be required to take Math 106 (a developmental course) if their major requires a mathematics course other than Math 123.
3. Math 123, 131, 136, 144, 145, 151, and 216 satisfy the General Education Mathematics requirement. These courses also fulfill mathematics requirements for some majors.
4. Math 210 satisfies the General Education Statistics requirement; it does not satisfy the General Education Mathematics requirement. (Certain majors may require a different statistics course for the General Education Statistics requirement.)
5. To be eligible for Math 151, students must have the equivalent of at least a semester of high school trigonometry.