Find Your Placement
NAU requires math placement in order to determine which math class is appropriate for each student.
Math placement can be attained in a variety of ways, including high school math courses (high school graduates Spring 2015 or later), SAT/ACT Math test scores (dated August 2012 or later), AP test scores, transfer credits, or through the completion of the NAU Math Placement Test.
After you have been admitted to NAU and your high school records and/or SAT/ACT results have been sent to NAU, you can find out which NAU math course is appropriate for you.
In order to locate and interpret your placement score(s), first click here to login to your LOUIE account with your NAU ID (e.g. abc123). Once in LOUIE, follow the steps below.
STEP 1
Look up your test results in your LOUIE Student Center:
STEP 2
Once in Test Results, locate your math placement information from the following options*:
Math Placement Option | Test ID in LOUIE | Test Component in LOUIE |
Completed 4 years of high school math | HSMATH | MATH |
ACT math sub-score | ACT | MATH |
SAT math sub-score | SAT1 | MATH |
AP math test score | AP | MACAB or MACBC |
ALEKS math placement test score | ALEKSMATH | MATHC |
NAU Math Placement test score | MTHPLACE | PMTC1, PMTC2, or PMTC3 |
*You can also receive math placement through college transfer credit; however, these do not appear under your Test Results section in LOUIE.
The sample students below received placement in the following ways: Math Placement Test, ACT, High School Math completion, and SAT.
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STEP 3
Determine your math placement at NAU by locating your score on the table below*:
*NAU always uses your highest placement score to determine the appropriate math course; however,
students can generally enroll in a class that is lower than their math placement, if they desire.
NAU Math Course Eligibility | HSMATH - MATH | | ACT - MATH | | SAT 1 - MATH | | Placement Test MTHPLACE - PMTC (1, 2, 3) or ALEKSMATH-MATHC |
MAT 100 | 3 | AND | Less than 24 | AND | Less than 540 | AND | Less than 30 |
MAT 108 MAT 114 MAT 150 | 4 | OR | 24 or more | OR | 540 or above | OR | 30 or above |
STA 270 | n/a | | 25 or above | OR | 560 or above | OR | 40 or above |
MAT 119 MAT 121 MAT 125 | n/a | | 26 or above | OR | 580 or above | OR | 50 or above |
MAT 131 | n/a | | 27 or above | OR | 590 or above | OR | 60 or above |
MAT 136 MAT 226 | n/a | | 28 or above | OR | 630 or above | OR | 65 or above |