ACCUPLACER exams serve as a second predictor of college mathematics and reading readiness. (Visit Testing Service’s webpage at http://louisville.edu/testing for more information about ACCUPLACER testing.)
Students with an ACT or SAT Math sub-score that is lower than the requirement for their entry-level (i.e., 100-level) mathematics course should take the ACCUPLACER Next Generation exam in mathematics.
Accuplacer and GEN 103/104
Math: Placement in regular GEN 103/104 is based on the following: a minimum ACCUPLACER Next Generation Arithmetic score of 263; a minimum ACT Math sub-score of 19; a minimum SAT Math sub-score of 500; or completion of MAT 65 or other equivalent course.
Placement in supplemented GEN 103 is based on the following: a minimum ACCUPLACER Next Generation Arithmetic score of 250 or completion of MAT 55 or other equivalent course.
Advisors working with students are obliged to assist them in developing an individual schedule of classes that meets this state mandate and university requirement.
Find out more about GEN 103 and 104: Special Topics in College Mathematics.
Accuplacer and GEN105
Reading: Students whose scores on the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading exam are less than 244 (or whose scores on the KentuckY Online TEsting (KYOTE) Reading exam are less than 20) will be required to register for GEN 105, Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading during their first academic year. Advisors working with students are obliged to assist them in developing an individual schedule of classes that meets this state mandate and university requirement.
Find out more about GEN105: Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading
Calculus Preview Program
First-year engineering students are required to take an online diagnostic test, the SPEED Algebra Readiness Exam (ARE), to determine their readiness for their first engineering calculus course. This test is taken before orientation and information regarding the test is provided to students in pre-orientation materials. The test results will indicate if a student will benefit from a review of intermediate and advanced algebra skills to be better prepared for Engineering Analysis I. Check with the Speed Advising Center or with Carrye Wilkins at 502-852-7434.