# Math Placement

All math courses have prerequisites that must be satisfied before a student may register for a math course. The prerequisite may be satisfied by either a satisfactory score on the math placement test or by successful completion of the prerequisite course.

The placement test results are used to determine the highest level math course a student may initially take at VCU. Other departments also use the math placement test to determine initial placement into their courses. The placement test does NOT give credit for a math course nor does it satisfy the Quantitative Foundations Requirement for graduation. If your major requires you to take a math class, you will have to take a math class.