All UNLV students are required to take at least one math course to earn their degree and graduate. Students are mandated by the state of Nevada to be on track to completing that requirement in their first academic year of enrollment. Students at UNLV may be placed into mathematics courses with the following options.
Option 1: ACT/SAT Score Placement
Initial course placement. Scores are only good for two years.
|ACT Score||SAT Old||SAT New||Placement|
|20||500||Math 096 Intermediate Algebra|
|22||500||530||Math 120 Fundamentals of College Math|
|22||500||530||Math 122 Number Concepts Elem Teachers|
|22||500||530||Math 124 College Algebra|
|23||520||550||Math 126 Precalculus I|
|25||560||580||Math 127 Precalculus II|
|25||560||580||Math 128 Precalculus and Trignometry|
|24||560||580||Math 132 Finite Mathematics|
|28||630||650||Math 181 Calculus I|
Option 2: Department of Mathematics Placement Exam
The Department of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) offers a placement exam for students for a minmal fee. This exam is offered exclusively on-campus through the UNLV math department on specific days and times. Students who wish to retake this exam must wait a minimum of three months.
Option 3: ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment
The Mathematics Learning Center (MLC) offers the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment. ALEKS is taken online, anytime, and anywhere at the student’s convenience.
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement Sign Up via MyUNLV (Login to MyUNLV with your NSHE number and password. Once you have logged in, on the left hand side is the link to sign up for ALEKS).
- ALEKS Mathematics Placement FAQs
For further questions or concerns, contact the Math Learning Center at [email protected]. Please be sure to use your UNLV Rebelmail when corresponding with the MLC, and include your student NSHE number.