Math Placement Policy
The policies associated with placing students into mathematics classes at Dixie State University follow published guidelines that are structured according to demonstrated skill levels. Each student is placed into their next mathematics course based on one of the following:
- ACT or SAT math score
- A college math placement exam score
- A qualifying grade in a prerequisite math course at DSU
Students are advised that a long hiatus from formal math instruction could compromise their ability to perform well in class. For this reason, even if high ACT scores were obtained in high school, placement scores or course grades more than two years old are considered invalid for placement purposes. In this situation, new placement scores using the ALEKS PPL math placement test will be required.