# 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 assessment or by successful completion of the prerequisite course.

All New Incoming Frist-year and Transfer Students are required to take the VCU Math Placement Test. This must be completed prior to registering for New Student Orientation.

All current students whose Math Placement Score has expired or those that want to try to improve their Math Placement Score must take the ALEKS PPL assessment.

**New First-year and Transfer Students**

**VCU requires all new incoming First-year Students** to take the VCU Math Placement Test in order to determine which math class you should register for in your first semester of enrollment.

**New Transfer Students** are required to take the VCU Math Placement Test if they have not completed a math course within three (3) years or if their math transfer credit is not at least equivalent to MATH 141, Algebra with Applications (College Algebra) at VCU.

Click here to login to the VCU Math Placement Test. If you are unable to login into the VCU Math Placement Test you are not eligible to take the VCU Math Placement Test.

You will **NOT** be able to register for New Student Orientation without first taking the VCU Math Placement Test. This is true even if you know you will receive transfer/AP/IB credit for a math course.

Your Math Placement Test does **NOT** fulfill any requirement towards graduation. Its sole purpose is to to determine the highest level math class you may initially take at VCU.

If you are not satisfied with your VCU Math Placement Test results, you may register to use ALEKS PPL to see if you can improve your score. Please click on What is ALEKS for more information.

Your Math Placement Score is valid for 1 year.