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Why is the math placement level important?

All Ohio University students with a High School GPA (HSGPA) and/or ACT/SAT score have a math placement level automatically assigned to them. That placement is calculated based on a measure of the likelihood of a student's success in a course at a given level and is the most valid measure of success available.

The Placement Level determines the student’s initial math course unless the University’s Quantitative Reasoning requirement has been satisfied by transfer or Advanced Placement credit.

Students without a High School GPA, ACT or SAT score, Advanced Placement credit, or a transferable math course must take the "No Placement Placement Test" on Canvas. Please contact cas.undergrad@ohio.edu to arrange this.

Math placement is sometimes used for courses in departments other than Mathematics, and the levels are often referred to as “DV” or “PL” followed by a number.