Class placement

Standardized test scores are optional at the University of Nevada, Reno. If submitted, scores from the ACT or SAT are used for initial placement into chemistry, English and math classes.

Use 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 & 121A/L 27 or above 630 or above Requisite scores on ACCUPLACER test
CHEM 201 28 or above 650 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 RSAT
ENG 098 17 or below 420 or below
ENG 100J 18 420
ENG 101 21 480
ENG 102 & ENG 102H 30 660

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

ALEKS-PPL

MATH 120

At least 22

At least 530

N/A

At least 46

MATH 120E/20

Less than 22

Less than 530

N/A

Less than 46

MATH 126

At least 22

At least 530

N/A

At least 46

MATH 126E/26B

19-21

510-529

N/A

30-45

MATH 126EE/26C

Less than 19

Less than 510

N/A

Less than 30

MATH 127

At least 27

At least 630

MATH 126 (C)

At least 61

MATH 128

At least 27

At least 630

N/A

50-60

MATH 176

At least 27

At least 630

MATH 126 (C)

At least 61

MATH 181

At least 28

At least 650

MATH 127/128 (C)

At least 76

STAT 152

At least 22

At least 530

MATH 126 (C)

At least 46