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Mathematics Proficiency

Mathematics Proficiency may be achieved in the following ways:

Test

  • 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.

Course

  • Completion of any NSCC math course MAT002 level or higher with a letter grade of C or better.
  • Successful completion of MAT050 with a C or better.
  • Transferring any math course at the 100 level or higher to NSCC
  • Transferring any physics course (PHY) to NSCC.

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's (communications only proficiency), Bachelor's or Master's degree.

For more information, please contact cas@northshore.edu

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