Placement & Testing
Beginning Summer 2022
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 ERW  ACCUPLACER Writing  Course Placement 
≤ 17  ≤ 480  ≤ 249 
ENGL 101  Introduction to Academic Writing + 3 credit hour English lab You are strongly encouraged to take the ACCUPLACER exam in an attempt to place into ENGL 101 without the lab requirement. For information about scheduling and taking the exam visit https://louisiana.edu/accuplacer. 
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 nonnative 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 ERW  ACT English  Course Placement 
79  6.5  510  18 
ESOL 101  Introduction to Academic Writing for NonNative 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 3374826811 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 precalculus, 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 3hour graded course while MATH 104 will be a 2hour 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, Number Sense for PK Teachers, is for Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School Math Education majors and does not satisfy mathematics course requirements for other majors.
Placement in Mathematics Courses
Math






ACT Math 
SAT Math 
ACCUPLACER QAS 
Overall High School GPA 
Course Placement 
＜ 16  ＜ 430  ＜ 240  ＜ 2.9 overall High School GPA 
Your Math placement will be discussed when you meet with your advisor at Orientation. You are strongly encouraged to take the ACCUPLACER exam in an attempt to place into Math without the lab requirement. For information about scheduling and taking the exam visit https://louisiana.edu/accuplacer. 
16  18 
430  500 
240  249 
Must have a 2.9 overall High School GPA 
MATH 102  Quantitative Reasoning + 2 credit hour Math lab (for students whose majors do not require precalculus, business calculus or calculus) OR MATH 103 & 104  Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and Practicum (2 credit hour Math lab) You are strongly encouraged to take the ACCUPLACER exam in an attempt to place into Math without the lab requirement. For information about scheduling and taking the exam visit https://louisiana.edu/accuplacer. 
19  20 
510  520 
250  262 
MATH 102  Quantitative Reasoning (for students whose majors do not require precalculus, business calculus or calculus) OR MATH 103 & 104  Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and Practicum OR MATH 117 Number Sense for PK Teachers (Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School Math Education majors only) 

21  22 
530  540 
263 + 
MATH 105  Applied College Algebra 

23 + 
560 + 

MATH 109  PreCalculus Algebra 

24  25 
580  590 

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

26 + 
610 + 

MATH 143  PreCalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (Equivalent of Math 109 & 110 together) 

28 + 
660 + 

*MATH 270  Calculus I 
*Note: Precalculus trigonometry is an essential part of MATH 270. Students with an ACT Math score of 28 who have not had precalculus 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 Math  Credit Earned 

25  27  590  640  Credit in MATH 105  Applied College Algebra 
28 +  660 +  Credit in MATH 109  PreCalculus Algebra 
30 +  700 +  Credit in MATH 109 & 110  PreCalculus Algebra & PreCalculus Trigonometry and Function Theory 
To learn more about Math Placement and Advance Credit Examinations, please visit: http://math.louisiana.edu/currentstudents/placementcredit.
Math Placement questions can be directed to the Department of Mathematics at 3374826702 or math@louisiana.edu.