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.

Required placement scores by course
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