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:
Test Results

STEP 2

Once in Test Results, locate your math placement information from the following options*:
Math Placement OptionTest ID in LOUIETest Component in LOUIE
Completed 4 years of high school mathHSMATHMATH
ACT math sub-scoreACTMATH
SAT math sub-scoreSAT1MATH
AP math test scoreAPMACAB or MACBC
ALEKS math placement test scoreALEKSMATHMATHC
NAU Math Placement test scoreMTHPLACEPMTC1, 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.
Placement Score ex1
or
Placement Score ex2

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