The math test is given to all freshmen, transfer students, and non-traditional students to determine the right math course to begin at SPSU. The test consists of college algebra and pre-calculus. MAT scores determine the appropriate stating point in SPSU's math sequence.
Placement is based on the following scale:
If your MAT score is Then your placement is
23 or lower on MAT 1 + 2 Math 1111 - College Algebra
24 or higher on MAT 1 + 2 Math 1113–Pre-calculus
26 or higher on MAT 1 + 2 and Math 2253-Calculus or
28 or higher on MAT 3 Math 2240-Elements Of Calculus
Students are eligible to take any math course at SPSU for which they meet all prerequisites. If students have been awarded credit via AP/IB scores or have transfer in credit accepted by SPSU, then they do not have to take this test. The MAT will not replace any AP/IB scores or transfer credit.
The MAT is given during Journey Orientations.