Math Placement is determined by a combination of these measures:

  • ACT or SAT Math Score

  • Pre-requisite course (including transfer courses with appropriate scores/grades)

  • For first-time freshmen: senior year math course and high school GPA

Most new students will be placed using a combination of their ACT or SAT score, their senior year math course, and their high school GPA. Students who don't have an ACT or SAT score will use EdReady to help determine math placement.

Placement for Students without Test Scores

  • Students without an ACT or SAT math score will complete our online EdReady math program to determine their best placement.  Visit to sign up.
  • Transfer students who have successfully completed a math course at another institution that transfers into MSU as an elective should reach out to the MSU math department to confirm if they should complete on the online EdReady math program to determine best placement, or if their transfer course can qualify as a prerequisite for another MSU math course.