# Placement & Testing

#### English Placement

UL Lafayette utilizes ACT & SAT scores to place students into Math & English courses during their first semester. Utilize the chart below to determine where you will place based on your ACT Subscores. Students wishing to challenge their placement in English or Math can take one of our Placement Exams.

English |
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ACT English Subscore |
SAT Verbal Subscore (Before March 2016) |
SAT Writing & Language(After March 2016) |
Course Placement |

≤ 17 | Cannot schedule a UL English course. Please schedule an English placement exam. | ||

18-27 | 450-620 | 25-33 | ENGL 101 - Introduction to Academic Writing |

28 | 630 | 34 | Students receive Credit for ENGL 101 |

≥ 28 | ≥ 630 | ≥ 34 | ENGL 102 or ENGL 115 (Honors English) |

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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 |
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TOEFL (Paper) |
TOEFL (Internet) |
TOEFL(Computer) |
IELTS |
SAT(Before March 2016)Verbal |
SAT Writing & Language (After March 2016) |
ACTEnglish |
Course Placement |

550 | 79 | 213 | 6.5 | 450 | 25 | 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.

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Math Placement

**Algebra Course Changes**

In order to better meet the needs of students and to comply with the Board of Regents Common Course Core beginning in the spring 2014 semester, there will be important changes regarding the first mathematics class. The format of MATH 100, College Algebra Fundamentals, currently a 5-hour graded course, is being split into a 3-hour graded course (MATH 103) and a 2-hour credit/no credit course (MATH 104). The intent is to improve the retention of freshmen students.

**MATH 103, Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and MATH 104, Applied College Algebra Fundamentals Practicum are replacing MATH 100.** MATH 103 and MATH 104 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 102, Quantitative Reasoning**, is a new course designed as an alternative to MATH 105, Applied College Algebra, title change, for students whose majors do not require pre-calculus, business calculus or calculus.

**MATH 107, 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 |
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ACT Math Subscore |
SAT Math Subscore (Before March 2016) |
SAT Math Subscore (After March 2016) |
Course Placement |

ACCUPLACER | Not accepted for math placement or credit. Please schedule a math placement exam. | ||

≤ 18 | May not schedule a UL Lafayette math course. Please schedule a math placement exam. | ||

≥ 19 | ≥ 460 | ≥ 500 | MATH 102 - Quantitative Reasoning (for students whose majors do not require pre-calculus, business calculus or calculus) |

≥ 19 | ≥ 460 | ≥ 500 | MATH 103 & 104 - Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and Practicum |

≥ 19 | ≥ 460 | ≥ 500 | MATH 117 Number Sense for P-K Teachers (Elementary Education majors only) |

≥ 21 | ≥ 500 | ≥ 530 | MATH 105 - Applied College Algebra |

≥ 23 | ≥ 540 | ≥ 570 | MATH 109 - Pre-Calculus Algebra |

≥ 24 | ≥ 560 | ≥ 580 | MATH 110 - Pre-Calculus Trigonometry and Function Theory (students with a 24 or 25 can take Math 109 & 110 in the same semester) |

≥ 25 | ≥ 570 | ≥ 590 | MATH 206 - MATH 210, MATH 250 OR STAT 214 |

≥ 26 | ≥ 590 | ≥ 610 | MATH 143 - Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry |

≥ 28 | ≥ 630 | ≥ 650 | *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 Subscore |
SAT Math Subscore (Before March 2016) |
SAT Math Subscore (After March 2016) |
Credit Earned |
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25-27 | 570-620 | 590-640 | Credit in MATH 105 - Applied College Algebra |

28-29 | 630-660 | 650-690 | Credit in MATH 109 - Pre-Calculus Algebra |

≥ 30 | ≥ 670 | ≥ 700 | Credit in MATH 109 & 110 - Pre-Calculus Algebra & Pre-Calculus Trigonometry and Function Theory |

##### To learn more about Math Placement and Credit Examinations, please visit: http://math.louisiana.edu/current-students/placement-credit.

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Questions can be directed to James Kimball, Director of Freshman Mathematics, jkimball@louisiana.edu or 337-482-5290.