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Placement & Testing

UL Lafayette utilizes ACT, SAT & ACCUPLACER scores to place students into English & Math courses during their first semester. Utilize the charts below to determine where you will be placed based on your scores. Your scores must be on file with the Office of Admissions 30 days before your Orientation to ensure correct course placement. 

English Placement

English      
ACT English SAT (NEW) ERW Accuplacer Writing Course Placement
  ≤ 17   ≤ 480   ≤ 249

Cannot schedule a UL English course. Please schedule the Accuplacer Writing exam. 

For information about scheduling and taking the exam email accuplacer@louisiana.edu.

  18 - 27   500 - 630   250 + ENGL 101 - Introduction to Academic Writing
  28   640    Students receive Credit for ENGL 101
  28 +   640 +    ENGL 102 or ENGL 115 (Honors English)


ESOL Placement (For International Students who are non-native speakers of English)

International students who do not meet the minimum scores listed below cannot schedule a UL Lafayette ESOL or English course.  Placement is based on TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT scores. Students who successfully complete the Intensive English Program (IEP) level 6 should schedule ESOL 101.

ESOL        
TOEFL iBT IELTS SAT (NEW) ERW ACT English Course Placement
 79  6.5  510  18 ESOL 101 
Introduction to Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

After successful completion of ESOL 101, students may register for ESOL 102; however, they cannot be given credit for ESOL 101 based on TOEFL or IELTS scores. 

For more information about ESOL Placement, visit the Department of Modern Languages website or contact Denise Marceaux, ESOL Coordinator, at 337-482-6811 or marceaux@louisiana.edu.


Math Course Information

MATH 102, Quantitative Reasoning, is a course designed as an alternative to MATH 105, Applied College Algebra, for students whose majors do not require pre-calculus, business calculus or calculus.

MATH 103, Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and MATH 104, Applied College Algebra Fundamentals Practicum, must be taken together and students must register for corresponding sections (i.e. a student registered for Section 1 of MATH 103 must register for Section 1 of MATH 104).  MATH 103 will be a 3-hour graded course while MATH 104 will be a 2-hour Credit/No Credit course. A student making a grade of A, B, C, or D in MATH 103 will receive a mark of "Credit" in MATH 104. A student earning a grade of F in MATH 103 will receive a mark of "No Credit" in MATH 104. Students who repeat the course must repeat both MATH 103 and MATH 104.

MATH 117, College Algebra and Quantitative Reasoning, is for Elementary Education majors and does not satisfy mathematics course requirements for other majors.


Placement in Mathematics Courses

Math

 

 

 

ACT Math

SAT (NEW) Math

ACCUPLACER QAS

Course Placement

  ≤ 18

  ≤ 500

  ≤ 249

To register for a mathematics course at UL Lafayette you must either:
1. Successfully pass an Intermediate Algebra course at a community college OR
2. Successfully pass the ACCUPLACER QAS Math Placement Exam.

For information about scheduling and taking the exam email accuplacer@louisiana.edu.

  19 - 20

  510 - 520

  250 - 262

MATH 102 - Quantitative Reasoning (for students whose majors do not require pre-calculus, business calculus or calculus)  OR

MATH 103 & 104 - Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and Practicum  OR

MATH 117 Number Sense for P-K Teachers (Elementary Education majors only)

  21 - 22

  530 - 540

  263

MATH 105 - Applied College Algebra

  23 +

  560 +

 

MATH 109 - Pre-Calculus Algebra

  24 - 25

  580 - 590

 

MATH 109 & MATH 110 - Pre-Calculus Algebra & Pre-Calculus Trigonometry and Function Theory (students with a 24 or 25 can take Math 109 & 110 in the same semester)

  26 +

  610 +

 

MATH 143 - Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry (Equivalent of Math 109 & 110 together)

  28 +

  660 +

 

*MATH 270 - Calculus I

*Note: Pre-calculus trigonometry is an essential part of MATH 270. Students with an ACT Math score of 28 who have not had pre-calculus trigonometry are strongly encouraged to enroll in MATH 110.

Please remember that placement in a course does not mean students will receive credit in a lower level course.


Credit in Mathematics based on ACT/SAT Math Scores:

ACT Math SAT (NEW) Math Credit Earned
  25 - 27   590 - 640 Credit in MATH 105 - Applied College Algebra
  28 +   660 + Credit in MATH 109 - Pre-Calculus Algebra
  30 +   700 + Credit in MATH 109 & 110 - Pre-Calculus Algebra & Pre-Calculus Trigonometry and Function Theory
To learn more about Math Placement and Advance Credit Examinations, please visit: http://math.louisiana.edu/current-students/placement-credit.
Questions can be directed to James Kimball, Director of Freshman Mathematics, jkimball@louisiana.edu or 337-482-5290.