# College Algebra Exemption

An exemption from College Algebra is given to students who have demonstrated a minimum proficiency in mathematics through ACT/SAT scores, or through transfer credit of a Calculus-level course. Any student with a College Algebra Exemption has satisfied the University's Math and Quantitative General Education requirement.

No credit is provided to a student who receives a College Algebra exemption, but the exemption allows a student to take any class **outside the Math department **that has College Algebra as a prerequisite (for instance, Statistics courses, which are offered by a separate department).

**Note:** *A College Algebra exemption will NOT qualify a student to take any class inside the Mathematics department*. Students who are exempt from College Algebra **must** still earn the minimum Math Placement Test score (or have prior course credit) in order to place into **any** course in the Math department, including MATH 1100.

**Students are exempt from the University's Math and Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement if they have one of the following:**

ACT/SAT Math subscores, as indicated below:

Test Date |
ACT Math Subscore |
SAT Math Subscore |

AFTER 3/1/2016 | 28 or higher | 660 or higher |

8/1/2009 – 3/1/2016 | 28 or higher | 640 or higher |

BEFORE 8/1/2009 | 28 or higher | 600 or higher |

Transfer a Calculus course (MATH 1400 or MATH 1500) with a grade of C- or higher.

Transfer STAT 2500 with a grade of C- or higher, or receive AP credit for STAT 2500.

**Note:** Students who pass the proctored ALEKS exam with a score of 55% or above receive course credit—not just an exemption—for College Algebra (see https://www.math.missouri.edu/math-placement/proctored-math-placement-exam) and thus meet the University's Math and Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement; however, students who take the non-proctored Math Placement Test assessment do not receive an exemption nor credit for College Algebra, regardless of the % score earned (see https://www.math.missouri.edu/math-placement?q=math-placement/about-math...).