Mathematics Placement
Southern requires all students to complete a Math course (MAT 103 or higher depending on your major) to fulfill the general education Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Students may also be required to complete the Quantitative Reasoning Prerequisite (MAT 100 or MAT 100P) based on their placement level.
First, please log into the MySCSU student portal to verify that you have a Math placement level:
 Go to Banner Student
 Select Record and Registration
 Select Prior Education and Testing
 In the testing section, if a Math Placement (MAT) score is present, you have a placement level
 In the testing section, if a Math Placement score is not present, you do not have a placement level
If you do not have a placement level, please submit one or more of the following to admissions@southernct.edu, to help ensure you receive an appropriate schedule at orientation:
 Advanced Placement exam scores (AP)
 High school official transcript
 Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
Advanced Placement Exam Scores (AP)
If you are taking an AP or Early College Math course but will not have your scores by your orientation session, your schedule will be adjusted when your official AP/ECE transcripts arrive later in the summer. If you have not requested your official AP/ECE transcripts to be sent to Southern, please do so as soon as possible.
High School Official Transcript
Placement Level  Placement Criteria  You are eligible to take... 
MAT 095 

MAT 100P 
MAT 100 

Any course above plus MAT 100 
MAT 112 

Any course above plus MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, or 112 
MAT 125 

Any course above plus MAT 122 or 125 
MAT 150 

Any course above plus MAT 150 
Standardized Test Scores (SAT or ACT)
Placement Level  Placement Criteria  You are eligible to take... 
MAT 095 

MAT 100P 
MAT 111 

Any course above plus MAT 100, 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, or 111 
MAT 112 

Any course above plus MAT 112 
MAT 125 

Any course above plus MAT 122 or 125 
MAT 150 

Any course above plus MAT 150 
Mathematics Substitutions
Students with a documented math learning disability may be provided substitution course options through the Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services.
We strongly encourage you to complete the Mathematics Placement exam as soon as possible. As such, we offer multiple opportunities to take the exam.
Your initial schedule will be based on your highest placement level, including any retakes of the math placement assessment.
You transfer in:  You are eligible to take... 
None/Lower than 095  MAT 100P 
MAT 095  MAT 100, 100P 
MAT 100  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112 
MAT 103, 104, 105, 107  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 111 
MAT 108  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 260 
MAT 112  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111,112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 260 
MAT 120  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 221, 260 
MAT 124 or 125  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 260 
MAT 122  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 150, 221, 260 
MAT 139  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 178 (if the CSC 152/DSC 101 prerequisite is met), 221, 260, 300 
MAT 150  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 150, 151, 178 (if the CSC 152/DSC 101 prerequisite is met), 221, 260, 300, 372 
MAT 151  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 150, 151, 178 (if the CSC 152/DSC 101 prerequisite is met), 221, 245, 250, 252, 260, 300, 322 (if the CSC 152/DSC 101 prerequisite is also met), 372 
MAT 178  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 178 (if the CSC 152/DSC 101 prerequisite is also met), 221, 260, or 300 
MAT 221  MAT 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 221, or 260 
You may also be required to complete the Mathematics Placement exam to obtain or improve your placement score. This should be completed prior to attending your Transfer Advising meeting if you would like to take a Math course during your first semester at Southern.
There is no passing or failing of the assessment, as every student will be placed at some level. The assessment does not measure what you once knew or what you could do if you tried harder. The math placement assessment is used to place students into a mathematics course at an appropriate level so that, with reasonable effort, the student has a good chance of success.