Math placement cut scores
Math placement at the University of Nevada, Reno is determined by ACT or SAT scores, or by the ALEKS PPL placement assessment.
The ALEKS PPL placement assessment is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, which represents the percentage of math topics and subject areas ALEKS has identified the student has mastered. It does not represent the percentage of correctly or incorrectly answered questions.
In the table below, the cut score is the minimum score required to place into the corresponding course(s). The Department of Mathematics and Statistics regularly reviews the cut scores, and they are subject to change without notice.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics discontinued using ACCUPLACER as a placement assessment on March 31, 2021. Existing ACCUPLACER scores are still valid for two years from the date the score was issued.
|Courses||ACT Math||SAT Math||Accuplacer Placement QAS||Accuplacer Placement AAF||ALEKS PPL|
|MATH 120||at least 22||at least 530||at least 276||at least 263||at least 46|
|MATH 120E + MATH 20 ***||less than 22||less than 530||less than 276||not required||less than 46|
|MATH 126||at least 22||at least 530||at least 276||at least 263||at least 46|
|MATH 126E + MATH 26B ***||19-21||510-529||263-275||not required||30-45|
|MATH 126EE + MATH 26C ***||less than 19||less than 510||less than 263||not required||less than 30|
|MATH 127||at least 27||at least 630||at least 276||at least 276||at least 61|
|MATH 128||at least 27||at least 630||at least 276||at least 270||50-60|
|MATH 176||at least 27||at least 630||at least 276||at least 276||at least 61|
|MATH 181||at least 28||at least 650||at least 276||at least 285||at least 76|
|STAT 152||at least 22||at least 530||at least 276||at least 263||at least 46|