A Mathematics Placement Evaluation is used to help ensure that students begin in mathematics courses that are appropriate to their preparation and abilities. Enrollment is not permitted in any of the beginning mathematics courses (MATH 105, 107, 115, 123, 128, 140, 145, 151, 152, 242 and 253) until the placement evaluation is completed, unless a student has PLU credit for the course’s prerequisites. The link to the Mathematics Placement Evaluation is available at banweb.plu.edu.

The policy of the Department of Mathematics regarding mathematics credit for students who have taken the AP Calculus exams (AB or BC) or the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Mathematics Exam (IBHL) is as follows:

Score Credit
  AB   3*   MATH 151*
  AB   4,5   MATH 151
  BC   3   MATH 151
  BC   4,5   MATH 151 and 152
  IBHL   4,5   MATH 151
  IBHL   6,7   MATH 151 and 152

*Consult with instructor if planning to take MATH 152.

If a student has taken calculus in high school and did not take an AP exam or IBHL exam, then the student may enroll in MATH 152 after consultation with a student success advisor or a mathematics faculty member. In this case, no credit is given for MATH 151.