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GEN 103 & 104

What is GEN 103 & 104?

GEN 103 and GEN 104 review Algebra content and math study strategies with curriculum specifically designed for entry-level University of Louisville mathematics courses for STEM and non-STEM majors. Non-STEM majors (GEN 103) require MATH 105 or another QR course, and STEM majors (GEN 104) require MATH 111 or a MATH course other than MATH 105.

Students receive 3 hours of college credit (elective credit only) for the GEN 103 or GEN 104 course. In Fall 2020, hybrid classes will meet once per week, and complete the rest of their course requirements online. We are also offering fully online versions of GEN 103 and GEN 104 in Fall 2020.

GEN 103 and GEN 104 are open-ended; students can complete their required course curriculum and demonstrate mathematics competency through testing at any time.

A student who is unable to demonstrate competency in one semester will be required to register again for GEN 103 or GEN 104 for a subsequent semester and until the student has achieved the competency. Students can test for possible placement into entry-level math courses throughout the semester.

Course components include the following:

  • Customized curriculum.
  • Computer-aided instruction with online homework and assessments.
  • One-on-one assistance from mathematics tutors and instructors.
  • Topics required for subsequent credit-bearing QR and MATH courses.
  • Hawkes Online Courseware
  • Emporium Math Lab (EML)
  • Emporium Math Lab (EML)

Do I need to take GEN 103 or 104?

Mathematics/QR Course Placement Criteria

University of Louisville 2020-21AY
Math Course ACT Math Sub-score needed for initial placement New SAT I Math Sub-score needed for initial placement Next-Generation Accuplacer KYOTE College Ready (MATH) score for placement
GEN 103 0 - 18 260 - 500 ARTH: 200-262 N/A
GEN 104 19 - 36 510 - 800 ARTH: 263-300 22-30#
QR courses outside of Mathematics/ Engineering (currently CJ326, GEOG 256, PHST 200, PSYC 205) 19 - 36 510 - 800 ARTH: 263-300 22-30#
Math 105, 106, QR: ANTH 111 20 – 36 520 – 800 QRAS: 237-300 N/A
Math 111 Supplemented Sections (40-46) 21 – 22 530 – 550 QRAS: 250-262 N/A
Math 109, 111 (Regular Sections 01-22,50, 75+) 23 - 36 560 – 800 QRAS: 263-300 N/A
Math 180, 190 25 - 36 590 - 800 AAF: 250-300 N/A
Math 205 27 - 36 640 - 800 AAF: 276-300 N/A

Note: Successful completion of MATH 105 or QR courses outside of Mathematics/Engineering DOES NOT qualify a student for any higher numbered MATH course such as Math 109, 111, 180, 190 etc.

Note: This table does not included QR courses in Engineering

Revised 4/7/2020 by GBailey and DSwanson

Registering for the Accuplacer Next-Gen ARTH Exam

Students whose scores on the ACCUPLACER Next Generation ARTH exam are between 200-262 will be required to register for GEN 103 and those who score between 263-300 will be required to register for GEN 104.

Registering for the Accuplacer

There are curently 2 options for taking the Accuplacer at the University of Louisville.

All testing charges below will include a one-time annual fee of $5 to RegisterBlast which will be linked to your email address.

Please make sure you use the same email address each time you register so you will not be charged the $5 fee again. You will see the fee breakdown in your cart prior to accepting the charges.

  1. $0 (+$5 RegisterBlast fee) - Accuplacer Appointment w/Testing Services ZOOM (available Monday-Friday 10 am-4pm during pandemic closure)

  2. $25 (+$5 RegisterBlast fee) - Accuplacer Voucher w/Examity, 24/7 at your convenience (night/weekends)

Register for the Accuplacer Exam
How to Register for the Accuplacer Exam
Studying for the Accuplacer

The free ACCUPLACER study app features official practice tests in each subject that you can take on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The format is just like the real ACCUPLACER tests, and you’ll get immediate feedback with answer explanations for both correct and incorrect answers.

Accessing the Accuplacer Study Materials
Step 1: Get the Study App


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Step 2: Create an Accuplacer Study Account

In order to utilize the Accuplacer Study app you will need to create an account with Accuplacer.


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Step 3: Choose the Test Type

The University of Louisville only offers the Accuplacer Next-Generation test. Select the Next-Generation Practice Tests.


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Step 4: Choose which test to study for

Based on the test(s) you need to take, choose the Accuplacer exam you want to practice studying for:

  • Reading
  • Arithmetic
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • Advanced Algebra and Functions

Select Learn As You Go to get immediate feedback or Sample Test to practice taking the Accuplacer.