Mathematics Proficiency may be achieved in the following ways:

By High School Grade/GPA

  • A 2.7 cumulative high school GPA for students who have graduated from high school within the past ten years (for Seniors applying to the college, a junior year GPA may be used).
  • For Beverly high school students, placement into Communication Skills Level 2 or higher plus 1 of the following: C to A- in CP Algebra 1, or C to B- in Honors Algebra 1, or C to A- in CP Geometry, or C to B- in Honors Geometry.
  • For Danvers high school students, placement into Communication Skills Level 2 or higher plus 1 of the following: C to A- in CP Algebra 1, or C to B- in Honors Algebra 1, or C to A- in Geometry, or C to B- in Honors Geometry.
  • For Lynn Public high school students, placement into Communication Skills Level 2 or higher plus 1 of the following: C to A- in Algebra 1, or C to B- in Honors Algebra 1, or C to A- in Geometry, or C to B- in Honors Geometry.
  • For Peabody high school students, placement into Communication Skills Level 2 or higher plus 1 of the following: C to A- in CP Algebra 1, or C to B- in Honors Algebra 1, or C to A- in Geometry, or C to B- in Honors Geometry.

By Testing

  • A score of 270 or higher on the Accuplacer Next Generation Arithmetic test.
  • A score of 262 or higher on the Accuplacer Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics test.
  • A score of 56 or higher on the Accuplacer Classic Arithmetic Skills test.
  • A score of 72 or higher on the Accuplacer Classic Elementary Algebra test.
  • A 2.7 cumulative high school GPA for students who have graduated from high school within the past 3 years (for Seniors applying to the college, a Senior year GPA may be used).
  • A score of 56 or higher on the Arithmetic Skills section of the Computerized Placement Test.
  • A score of 72 or higher on the Elementary Algebra section of the Computerized Placement Test.
  • SATs taken prior to the redesign in 2016, a score of 510 or higher on the mathematics SAT. This score can be used for placement into Liberal Arts Math, Introduction to Statistics, or Intermediate Algebra and a score of 530 or higher can be used for placement into Precalculus1.
  • For the Redesigned SAT (taken 2016 or later) a score of 540 on the Math section. This score can be used for placement into Liberal Arts Math, Introduction to Statistics, or Intermediate Algebra and a score of 560 or higher can be used for placement into Precalculus1.
  • A PSAT score of 540 on the Math section. This score can be used for placement into Liberal Arts Math, Introduction to Statistics, or Intermediate Algebra and a score of 560 or higher can be used for placement into Precalculus1.
  • A score of 22 in ACT Math (This score can be used for placement into Liberal Arts Math, Introduction to Statistics, or Intermediate Algebra and a score of 24 or higher in ACT can be used for placement into Precalculus 1).
  • A score of 80 percent or higher on the entry level Massachusetts Firefighters' Exam.
  • A score of 44.4 percent or higher on the Mathematics section of the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) version 3.0/4.0.
  • A score of 60 percent or higher on the Mathematics section of TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) version V.
  • A score of 8 or above on Part A of the Numerical Ability portion of the CNET (Center for Nursing Education and Testing) Exam.
  • A score of 3 or higher on either the Advanced Placement Calculus Exam or Advanced Placement Statistics Exam.
  • GED (taken 2014 or sooner) Math score of 145+ is Math proficient. A score of 165+ is placement into Intermediate Algebra, Liberal Arts Math, Statistics, or Math for Elementary School Teachers.
  • HiSET Math score of 15+ is Math proficient and placement into Liberal Arts Math, Statistics or Math for Elementary School Teachers.

By Course

  • Completion of any NSCC math course MAT050 level or higher with a letter grade of C or better.
  • Transfer of any 100 level math (MAT), chemistry (CHE) or physics (PHY) course in which a student has earned credit.

By Degree

  • A bachelor's degree will be accepted as demonstrated mathematics proficiency.
  • A master's degree will be accepted as demonstrated mathematics proficiency.

Other

  • Successful completion of Module 4
  • For high school graduates 2014 or beyond, HS GPA greater than 2.7.

NOTE: Documentation may include a copy of grade reports from other colleges, an unofficial or official transcript, a copy of an SAT report, an associate (communications only proficiency) degree, bachelor's degree or master's degree. For more information, please contact cas@northshore.edu

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