Math Placement

NOTICE: Proctored ALEKS sessions for Spring 2022 registration will be available beginning October 22nd, 2021. Find more information and sign up at math.miami.edu/aleks

Practice ALEKS will be available beginning on October 21st, except on days in which a proctored ALEKS is scheduled. Practice ALEKS does not affect your placement.

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Incoming New Students (Spring 2022)

  • If you were admitted with an SAT/ACT test, your score may be used for math placement.
    • Option: If a higher-level math placement is desired, you can opt to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment for consideration.
  • If you have an approved AP Calculus score of 3 or 4, your result may be used for math placement.
    • Option: If a higher-level math placement is desired, you can opt to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment for consideration.
  • If you were admitted without an SAT/ACT test or if you attended high school outside of the United States, you must complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment to determine the appropriate math course for you.

Please click here for more details about ALEKS, to schedule an assessment and to understand how you will be placed.


Transfer Students and Students with Dual Enrollment Credit

If a transfer math course needs to be evaluated by UM for equivalency credit, please email to Dr. Leticia Oropesa at math-transfer-evaluations@miami.edu. Include:

  • the full course syllabus.
  • course description for the course(s) completed.
  • If a course was taken online or hybrid, the syllabus must be specific to this type of course, and include grading and testing policies.

Transfer students who have not earned college credit in a mathematics course, must email SAT or ACT score reports to Dr. Leticia Oropesa at l.oropesa@miami.edu


Math Course Placement and Equivalency Guide

The recommended course will depend on a student's major and degree program. Please see the Math Placement Guide (Domestic Student) for the course in which you are able to enroll.

Below is a list of Credit Equivalencies for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations. These guidelines are effective for the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change at any point in time.

Examination/Score Equivalent Credit at the University of Miami
Calculus AB score of 5 MTH 171 - 4 credits
Calculus BC score of 4 MTH 171 - 4 credits
Calculus BC score of 5 MTH 171 - 4 credits and MTH 172 - 4 credits
IB Mathematics Higher Level Score of 5 or 6
(taken prior to December 2020)
MTH 171 - 4 credits
IB Mathematics Higher Level Score of 7
(taken prior to December 2020)
MTH 171 - 4 credits and MTH 172 - 4 credits
IB Math Analysis and Approaches Higher Level Score of 5 or 6
(taken in 2021)
MTH 171 - 4 credits
IB Math Analysis and Approaches Higher Level Score of 7
(taken in 2021)
MTH 171 - 4 credits and MTH 172 - 4 credits

Students with AP Credit in both Calculus I and Calculus II (5 on Calculus BC assessment) may enroll in MTH 210 (Introduction to Linear Algebra) or MTH 211 (Calculus III) or certain other more-advanced courses. If you are interested in taking a higher-level math course, please contact your advisor or Dr. Subramanian Ramakrishnan.