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.
Look up your test results in your LOUIE Student Center:
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.
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
MTHPLACE - PMTC (1, 2, 3)
Less than 24
Less than 570
Less than 30
24 or more
570 or above
30 or above
25 or above
580 or above
40 or above
26 or above
600 or above
50 or above
27 or above
610 or above
60 or above
28 or above
650 or above
65 or above
*As of May 2016, College Board released SAT 1: Math Converted Scores. Math placement only uses SAT converted scores for placement.