Based on the results of the exam, students are initially assigned to one of the four placement groups. This determines where they can enter the mathematics curriculum. You can see your math placement score by viewing your degree worksheet at degreeworks.ithaca.edu. Students can move from one group to another as follows:
Group 4: The student must take MATH 10000 before any other mathematics course. Passing MATH 10000 with a C- or better qualifies the student to take courses with a group 3 prerequisite.
Group 3: The student may take mathematics courses MATH 10400, MATH 10500, MATH 10800, MATH 11000, MATH 15500, and MATH 16400. Completion of MATH 10400 or MATH 10800 or MATH 11000, or with a C- or better qualifies the student to take courses with a group 2 prerequisite.
Group 2: The student may take MATH 11000, MATH 14400, MATH 14500, and MATH 16100 as well as any course that a group 3 student may take. Students are encouraged to take one of the courses listed here. Completion of MATH 11000 with a C- or better qualifies the student to take courses with a group 1 prerequisite.
Group 1: The student may take any course in the mathematics offerings other than MATH 10000 and MATH 11000, provided the course prerequisites are met. Students in group 1 are encouraged to take courses with group 1 or group 2 prerequisites.
Group 1*: Students with this placement demonstrated very strong mathematical skills and can take the same math courses as in group 1. These students are recommended to take Calculus I and to consider a minor in mathematics or data science.