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MATH PLACEMENT TEST PREPARATION

The Math Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) has four different levels.  Choose the level you feel you are best prepared to take.  Sample questions are available for each test below. 

Math placement test scores are only valid for one year.  If you took the math test more than one year prior to the date you register and you did not take a math class during that year, you will need to retest.

To schedule an appointment or questions regarding placement testing, click here for the Testing Center webpage.

MATH DECISION CHART 

​Your Previous
Math Background
Recommended
Math Placement Test​
You may have the best chance of success in these courses​


Little or no Algebra or
Some Algebra
but not recently

 

LEVEL I
Algebra Readiness
Study Guide 1



Math N06 - Essential Math
Math N48 - Pre-Algebra
​One year of Algebra and
one year of Geometry
completed recently.

 

 
LEVEL II
Elementary Algebra
Study Guide 2

Math 070 - Geometry
Math 083 - Beginning & Intermediate Algebra for Liberal
     Arts and  Social Science Majors (click here for more info)
Math 084 - Beginning & Intermediate Algebra for STEM and
                    Business Majors (click here for more info)
(minimum score of 17 needed to place in lowest class in this level)
​One or two years of Algebra
but not recently,
need to review before
advancing to the next level.

 


​Two years of Algebra and
One year of Geometry
completed recently

LEVEL III
Intermediate Algebra
Study Guide 3

Math 105 - ​Liberal Arts Math
Math 140 - College Algebra
Math 145 - Finite Math
Math 150 - Business Calculus
Math 160 - Trigonometry
Math 219 - Statistics
(minimum score of 18 needed to place in lowest class in this level)

​Two years of Algebra and
One year of Geometry and
Trigonometry or Math Analysis or Pre-calculus completed recently.

LEVEL IV
Pre-calculus
Study Guide 4

Math 170 - Pre-calculus
Pre-Calculus Readiness Online Practice Test

Math 180 - Calculus
Calculus Readiness Online Practice Test

(minimum score of 16 needed to place in lowest class in this level)
* You may take each level only once every semester. ​ ​
You can take a DIFFERENT level at any time.
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Math Center Hours
Monday thru Thursday
9:00AM-7:30PM
Friday
10:00AM-12:50PM
Location​​
​Room L-204 (Library's 2nd floor)
Phone: 714-564-6678
www.sac.edu/MathCenter

 

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