The course recommendations provided here are determined based on your degree objectives at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and your level of preparations in mathematics, including:

- high school GPA
- senior year mathematics experience
- math SAT/ACT scores
- AP/IB/CLEP exam scores

In general, the recommended courses are the highest level of mathematics courses you are eligible to take, which will help reduce the number of courses you will need to complete your degree.

## Degree Objective

The first factor in determining your math placement is your major. If you are undeclared, use the major or field that you are most strongly considering, but you should also consult your advisor from the University Center for Undergraduate Advising (UCUA).

You may already have credit for a required course. Check the section labeled "Course Credit" below.

Please note that the information below is only a guide and **not a substitute for academic advising**; you will work with an academic advisor to determine your actual math placement.

## College of the Arts

Please consult with your advisor from the College of the Arts advising center.

If your major falls under the College of the Arts (COTA), take the following course:

**MATH 104**- The Power of Mathematics- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 94**

- If you already have credit for MATH 104:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course.

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:

## College of Business

Please consult with your advisor from the College of Business advising center.

If your major falls under the College of Business (COB), take the most advanced math course for which you qualify:

**MATH 115**- Calculus for Business- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Placement category M1, M2, M2C (ready for general education mathematics)
- Math SAT score of 570 or higher
- Math ACT score of 25 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 60 or higher
- Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math SAT score of 500+ - Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math ACT score of 21+

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 112A**- Essential Algebra A- Take this course if you did not meet any criterion for MATH 115 above.
- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 92**

If you already have credit for MATH 115, *instead take*:

**STAT 118**- Introduction to Business Statistics- If you already have credit for STAT 118 or STAT 108*:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course**Note:*If you successfully pass the Statistics AP exam with a test score of 3 or higher, you do not need to complete STAT 118. However, please note that Statistics AP test score of 3 awards credit in STAT 108, whereas a Test Score of 4 or 5 awards credit in STAT 118.

- If you already have credit for STAT 118 or STAT 108*:

## College of Education

Please consult with your advisor from the College of Education advising center.

If your major falls under the College of Education (CED), take the following course:

**MTED 110**- The Real Number System for Elementary and Middle School Teachers- Placement category M1, M2, M2C (ready for general education mathematics)
- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MTED 90**

- If you already have credit for MTED 110:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

## College of Engineering

Please consult with your advisor from the College of Engineering advising center.

If your major falls under the College of Engineering (COE), you will be required to take a sequence of math courses that includes Precalculus Algebra. The following list of math courses is from most advanced to the least; take the most advanced math course for which you qualify:

**MATH 224**- Calculus III- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Calculus-BC AP Test score of 3 or higher
- Already have course credit for MATH 123

- If you already have credit for MATH 224, or if you already have credit for MATH 123 and your major does not require MATH 224:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 123**- Calculus II- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Calculus-AB AP Test score of 3 or higher
- Mathematics Higher Level IB Test score of 4 or higher
- Calculus CLEP Examination score of 50 or higher
- Already have course credit for MATH 122

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 122**- Calculus I- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Math SAT score of 680 or higher
- Math ACT score of 31 or higher
- Math SAT II score of 610 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 80 or higher
- Calculus-AB AP Test score of 2
- Calculus-BC AP Test score of 2
- Mathematics Higher Level IB Test score of 3
- Pre-Calculus CLEP Examination score of 50 or higher
- College Algebra CLEP Examination score of 50 or higher
- Already have course credit for MATH 111
*and*MATH 113

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 113**- Precalculus Algebra- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Placement category M1, M2, M2C (ready for general education mathematics)
- Math SAT score of 570 or higher
- Math ACT score of 25 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 60 or higher
- Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math SAT score of 500+ - Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math ACT score of 21+

*Also Take:***MATH 111**- Precalculus Trigonometry if needed

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 112A**- Essential Algebra A &**MATH 92**- Take these courses if you did not meet any criterion for the courses above.
- Please note that MATH 112A and MATH 112B as a combined pair (6 units total) is the equivalent of MATH 113 (3 units). You can reduce the number of math courses you will need to take if you can qualify for MATH 113 instead. ALEKS Mathematics Placement and Early Start Mathematics can help you qualify for MATH 113.

## College of Health and Human Services

Please consult with your advisor from the College of Health and Human Services advising center.

If your major falls under the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), take one of the following courses according to your specific major.

### For majors *except* Food Science, Exercise Science, or Nutrition & Dietetics

Take one of the following courses according to your specific major requirement.

**MATH 104**- The Power of Mathematics- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 94**

- If you already have credit for MATH 104:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
**MATH 112A**- Essential Algebra A- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 92**

- If you already have credit for MATH 112A:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
**STAT 108**- Statistics for Everyday Life- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***STAT 90**

- If you already have credit for STAT 108:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:

### For majors in Food Science, Exercise Science, or Nutrition & Dietetics

These majors require you to take a sequence of math courses that includes Precalculus Algebra. The following list of math courses is from most advanced to the least; take the most advanced math course for which you qualify:

**MATH 113**- Precalculus Algebra- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Placement category M1, M2, M2C (ready for general education mathematics)
- Math SAT score of 570 or higher
- Math ACT score of 25 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 60 or higher
- Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math SAT score of 500+ - Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math ACT score of 21+ - Already have course credit for MATH 112A
*and*MATH 112B

*Also Take:***MATH 111**- Precalculus Trigonometry if needed- If you already have credit for MATH 113:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 112A**- Essential Algebra A &**MATH 92**- Take these courses if you did not meet any criterion for MATH 113 above.
- Please note that MATH 112A and MATH 112B as a combined pair (6 units total) is the equivalent of MATH 113 (3 units). You can reduce the number of math courses you will need to take if you can qualify for MATH 113 instead. ALEKS Mathematics Placement and Early Start Mathematics can help you qualify for MATH 113.

## College of Liberal Arts

Please consult with your advisor from the College of Liberal Arts advising center.

### For all majors *except* Environmental Science & Policy or Economics

If your major falls under the the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), take one of the following courses according to your specific major requirement:

**HDEV 190**- Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***STAT 90**

- If you already have credit for HDEV 190:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
**MATH 104**- The Power of Mathematics- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 94**

- If you already have credit for MATH 104:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
**PSY 110**- Introductory Statistics- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***STAT 90**

- If you already have credit for PSY 110:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
**SOC 170**- Elementary Statistics- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***STAT 90**

- If you already have credit for SOC 170:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
**STAT 108**- Statistics for Everyday Life- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***STAT 90**

- If you already have credit for STAT 108 :
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:

### For Economics majors *except* B.A. in Economics Option in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory

The following list of math courses is from most advanced to the least; take the most advanced math course for which you qualify:

**MATH 115**- Calculus for Business*- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Placement category M1, M2, M2C (ready for general education mathematics)
- Math SAT score of 570 or higher
- Math ACT score of 25 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 60 or higher
- Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math SAT score of 500+ - Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math ACT score of 21+

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 95**

- If you already have credit for MATH 115, MATH 119A, or MATH 122:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

**Note:*you may instead take MATH 119A or MATH 122 in place of MATH 115 if you meet the higher pre-requisites

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 112A**- Essential Algebra A- Take this course if you did not meet any criterion for the courses above.
- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 92**

### For the major B.A. in Economics Option in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory

This major requires you to take a sequence of math courses that include Precalculus Algebra. The following list of math courses is from most advanced to the least; take the most advanced math course for which you qualify:

**MATH 224**- Calculus III- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Calculus-BC AP Test score of 3 or higher
- Already have course credit for MATH 123

- If you already have credit for MATH 224:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 123**- Calculus II- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Calculus-AB AP Test score of 3 or higher
- Mathematics Higher Level IB Test score of 4 or higher
- Calculus CLEP Examination score of 50 or higher
- Already have course credit for MATH 122

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 122**- Calculus I- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Math SAT score of 680 or higher
- Math ACT score of 31 or higher
- Math SAT II score of 610 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 80 or higher
- Calculus-AB AP Test score of 2
- Calculus-BC AP Test score of 2
- Mathematics Higher Level IB Test score of 3
- Pre-Calculus CLEP Examination score of 50 or higher
- College Algebra CLEP Examination score of 50 or higher
- Already have course credit for MATH 111
*and*MATH 113

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 113**- Precalculus Algebra- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Placement category M1, M2, M2C (ready for general education mathematics)
- Math SAT score of 570 or higher
- Math ACT score of 25 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 60 or higher
- Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math SAT score of 500+ - Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math ACT score of 21+

*Also Take:***MATH 111**- Precalculus Trigonometry if needed

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 112A**- Essential Algebra A &**MATH 92**- Take these courses if you did not meet any criterion for the courses above.
- Please note that MATH 112A and MATH 112B as a combined pair (6 units total) is the equivalent of MATH 113 (3 units). You can reduce the number of math courses you will need to take if you can qualify for MATH 113 instead. ALEKS Mathematics Placement and Early Start Mathematics can help you qualify for MATH 113.

### For the major B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy

These majors require you to take a sequence of math courses that include Precalculus Algebra. The following list of math courses is from most advanced to the least; take the most advanced math course for which you qualify:

**MATH 119A**- Survey of Calculus I*- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Math SAT score of 630 or higher
- Math ACT score of 27 or higher
- Math SAT II score of 550 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 70 or higher
- Calculus-AB AP Test score of 2
- Calculus-BC AP Test score of 2
- Mathematics Higher Level IB Test score of 3
- Pre-Calculus CLEP Examination score of 50 or higher
- College Algebra CLEP Examination score of 50 or higher
- Already have credit for MATH 112B or MATH 113

- If you already have credit for MATH 119A or MATH 122:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

**Note:*you may instead take MATH 122 in place of MATH 119A if you meet the higher pre-requisites

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 113**- Precalculus Algebra- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Placement category M1, M2, M2C (ready for general education mathematics)
- Math SAT score of 570 or higher
- Math ACT score of 25 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 60 or higher
- Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math SAT score of 500+ - Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math ACT score of 21+

- If you will be taking MATH 122 in a later semester:
*Also Take:***MATH 111**

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 112A**- Essential Algebra A &**MATH 92**- Take these courses if you did not meet any criterion for the courses above.

### For the major B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy

These majors require you to take a sequence of math courses that include precalculus algebra. The following list of math courses is from most advanced to least; take the most advanced math course for which you qualify:

**MATH 115**- Calculus for Business*- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Placement category M1, M2, M2C (ready for general education mathematics)
- Math SAT score of 570 or higher
- Math ACT score of 25 or higher
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement score of 60 or higher
- Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math SAT score of 500+ - Both: official high school GPA of 3.5+
*and*Math ACT score of 21+

- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 95**

- If you already have credit for MATH 115, MATH 119A, or MATH 122:
*Instead Take:*a course in consultation with an advisor at your home college or at the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for a recommendation of your major-specific mathematics course

**Note:*you may instead take MATH 119A or MATH 122 in place of MATH 115 if you meet the higher pre-requisites

- Take this course if you meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
**MATH 112A**- Essential Algebra A- Take this course if you did not meet any criterion for the courses above.
- If you were recommended or required to take Early Start Mathematics and did not score 60 or higher on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement:
*Also Take:***MATH 92**

## College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Please consult with your advisor from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics advising center.

If your major falls under the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM), you will be required to take a sequence of math courses that includes precalculus algebra.

Please note that all math and science bachelor degrees (120 units) start with Calculus 1 (either MATH 119A for life sciences or MATH 122 for physical sciences and mathematics). Starting your math sequence in MATH 113/MATH 111 or in MATH 112A will add 1 or 2 semesters to your degree, increasing both completion time and cost.

For all science and math majors, MATH 112A, 112B, 111, and 113 do not count towards degree progress.

Path 1 for **Biology** majors, with MATH 119A Survey of Calculus I:

- MATH 112A - Essential Algebra A
- MATH 112B - Essential Algebra B
- MATH 119A - Survey of Calculus I

Path 2 for **Biology** majors, with MATH 119A Survey of Calculus I:

- MATH 113 - Precalculus Algebra
- MATH 119A - Survey of Calculus I

Path 3 for **Biology** majors, with MATH 122 Calculus I:

- MATH 112A - Essential Algebra A
- MATH 112B - Essential Algebra B
*and*MATH 111 Precalculus Trig - MATH 122 - Calculus I

Path 4 for **Biology** majors, with MATH 122 Calculus I:

- MATH 113 - Precalculus Algebra
*and*MATH 111 Precalculus Trig - MATH 122 - Calculus I

Path 1 for **Biochemistry and Geology** majors:

- MATH 112A - Essential Algebra A
- MATH 112B - Essential Algebra B
*and*MATH 111 Precalculus Trig - MATH 122 - Calculus I
- MATH 123 - Calculus II

Path 2 for **Biochemistry and Geology** majors:

- MATH 113 - Precalculus Algebra
*and*MATH 111 Precalculus Trig - MATH 122 - Calculus I
- MATH 123 - Calculus II

Path 1 for **Chemistry, Physics, and Math** majors:

- MATH 112A - Essential Algebra A
- MATH 112B - Essential Algebra B
*and*MATH 111 Precalculus Trig - MATH 122 - Calculus I
- MATH 123 - Calculus II
- MATH 224 - Calculus III

Path 2 for** Chemistry, Physics, and Math** majors:

- MATH 113 - Precalculus Algebra
*and*MATH 111 Precalculus Trig - MATH 122 - Calculus I
- MATH 123 - Calculus II
- MATH 224 - Calculus III

We use CSULB Algebra and Calculus Placement Multiple Measures to place incoming freshman into appropriate 1st semester mathematics course. Please see STEM Math Placement for Freshmen for more information.

## Course Credit

You may already have credit for a required mathematics course if you have passed an equivalent course at another college or taken the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams:

## HDEV 190

You may already have credit for **HDEV 190 - Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 104

You may already have credit for **MATH 104 - The Power of Mathematics** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 111

You may already have credit for **MATH 111 - Precalculus Trigonometry** if you meet the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 112A

You may already have credit for **MATH 112A - Essential Algebra A** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 112**B**

You may already have credit for **MATH 112B - Essential Algebra B** if you meet the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 113

You may already have credit for **MATH 113 - Precalculus Algebra** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 115

You may already have credit for **MATH 115 - Calculus for Business** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 119A

You may already have credit for **MATH 119A - Survey of Calculus I** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 119B

You may already have credit for **MATH 119B - Survey of Calculus II** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 122

You may already have credit for **MATH 122 - Calculus I** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Calculus-AB AP Test score is 3 or higher
- Calculus-BC AP Test score is 3 or higher
- Mathematics Higher Level IB Test score is 4 or higher
- Calculus CLEP Examination score is 50 or higher
- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 123

You may already have credit for **MATH 123 - Calculus II** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Calculus-BC AP Test score is 3 or higher
- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MATH 224

You may already have credit for **MATH 224 - Calculus III** if you meet the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## MTED 110

You may already have credit for **MTED 110 - The Real Number System for Elementary and Middle School Teachers** if you meet the following:

- passed an equivalent course at another college

## PSY 110

You may already have credit for **PSY 110 - Introductory Statistics** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## SOC 170

You may already have credit for **SOC 170 - Elementary Statistics** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## STAT 108

You may already have credit for **STAT 108 - Statistics for Everyday Life** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Statistics AP Test score is 3 or higher
- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## STAT 118

You may already have credit for **STAT 118 - Introduction to Business Statistics** if you meet at least one (1) of the following:

- Statistics AP Test score is 4 or higher
- Passed an equivalent course at another college

## ALEKS Mathematics Placement

The Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) Mathematics Placement Program at CSULB is designed to provide students whose degree objective requires Precalculus or Calculus an opportunity to place higher into a mathematics course that they are currently not eligible for based on multiple measures of academic preparation. The purpose of the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Program is to assess your mathematics skills and place you into an appropriate college mathematics course.

The ALEKS Mathematics Placement Program consists of 4 assessments. There is a 48 hour cool-off period after each assessment; during the cool-off period you work on the *Prep and Learning Module* for at least 5 hours to improve your knowledge for the next assessment.

### Incoming Freshmen

You should receive our ALEKS Mathematics Placement Program information directly from CSULB Enrollment Services if you are eligible to participate. After you receive the placement information, you may log into the ALEKS Mathematics Placement site through Single Sign-On.

You should allow yourself two weeks to complete the program. Your ALEKS assessment score is available through your ALEKS account and you will enroll in the highest mathematics course you qualify for at your SOAR registration.

Your ALEKS icon is available through Single Sign-On. You will receive specific instructions from your College Advising Center on how to complete your assessment.

Please see ALEKS Mathematics Placement Program for more information.

### Placement

The general placement scheme is as follows:

ALEKS Score | Course Placement* |
---|---|

60 or higher | MATH 113 or MATH 115 |

70 or higher | MATH 119A |

80 or higher | MATH 122 |

**Other factors, such as AP/IB/CLEP credit, may affect final math placement.*

## Early Start Mathematics

The Early Start Program is intended to give incoming freshmen the opportunity to enroll in English and/or Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning classes, with instructional support, prior to the term for which they have been admitted. This program is designed to better prepare students for the first semester of college and to help them improve their skills in English/Written Communication and/or Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.

CSULB offers ESM 100 to satisfy Early Start Mathematics requirement. ESM 100 is a one-unit course offered once a week for five weeks for three hours. This course, with additional support via adaptive ALEKS PPL, allows students to brush up on their foundational math skills and get ready for college-level Mathematics classes. Students will receive information about course materials on the first day of class meetings.