Class placement

The University of Nevada, Reno uses the SAT or ACT for initial placement into chemistry, English and math classes. Follow the tables below to determine the proper starting class based on ACT or SAT scores.

NOTE: SAT math refers to tests administered in or after March 2016

Chemistry

You may register in the following chemistry courses when you meet one of the test requirements.

Chemistry placement scores and requirements
Course ACT math SAT math Or if you have obtained
CHEM 100 & 201 27 or above 610 or above Requisite scores on ACCUPLACER test
CHEM 201 28 or above 630 or above Requisite scores on ACCUPLACER test

English

You may register in the following English courses when you meet one of the test requirements.

English placement scores and requirements
Course ACT SAT
ENG 098 17 or below 420 or below
ENG 100J 18 - 20 420 - 470
ENG 101 21 - 29 480 - 650
ENG 102 & ENG 102H 30 or above 600 or above

Math

You may register in the following math courses when you meet one of the test requirements.

Math placement scores and requirements
Course ACT math SAT math Prerequisite course ACCUPLACER placement tests
Math 096 19 510 Math 095 C/S At least 76
Math 120 22 530 Math 096 C/S At least 80 & at least 55
Math 126 22 530 Math 096 C/S At least 80 & at least 55
Math 127 27 630 Math 126 C- At least 80 & at least 84
Math 128 27 630 At least 80 & at least 70
Math 176 27 630 Math 126 C- At least 80 & at least 84
Math 181 28 650 Math 127/128 C- At least 80 & at least 101
Stat 152 27 630 Math 126 C- At least 80 & at least 84