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Math and Chemistry Placement

What is "placement"?    

An integral part of your academic success will be starting in the right courses – taking the correct math course in your freshman year can affect your entire college experience. Placement is the way we decide which courses are best for you. Placement is based on:

  • your ACT/SAT scores  
  • successful completion of prerequisite courses

What do I need to do?

1. Review the math requirements for your major.

Each major has a specific math requirement, so it is important to know what classes you will need to complete for your desired field of study. At NSO you will be placed into math based on your ACT or SAT Math score. Check your placement to find your exact math placement. You can see the math required for your major by visiting the University Catalog.

2. Double check the ACT/SAT math scores we have for you.

To see the your current math placement, based on the ACT/SAT math scores we have on file for you, enter your WVU ID number at the following site. 

Check your scores

If you have updated ACT/SAT scores, please send them to the Office of Admissions, and we will add them to your account:

Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506

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