Department of Mathematics
West Chester University
Office: Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2440
Fax (610) 738-0578
Email: Department Chair
Every student matriculating at West Chester must take 3 semester hours of Mathematics. College-level mathematics course designated by the student's major department.
Policy for placement in mathematics: Placement in the appropriate mathematics course is determined by the student's math SAT score or performance on the Mathematics Placement Examination administered by the Department of Mathematics.
All entering freshmen other than those specified below, with a math SAT score at 430 or below, are placed in MAT Q01.
Students with a math SAT 480 or higher may enroll in any of the general education mathematics courses.
The following pertains to students planning on taking MAT 161 Calculus I. If their math SAT is 480 - 580 inclusive, they are placed in MAT 110, pre-calculus. If their math SAT is 590 or higher, they are placed in MAT 161.
The following pertains to students in early grades preparation and middle grades preparation. If their math SAT is 470 or less, they are placed in MAT Q01 and must pass the course with a grade of C- before enrolling in MAT 101, Mathematics for Teachers of Children I. If their math SAT is 480 or higher, they are placed in MAT 101.
IMPORTANT: Credits earned in MAT Q00 or Q01 are computed in the student's GPA. However, these credits will not be counted as part of the 120 college-level credits required for graduation.
Students may take a challenge exam to test out of their SAT placement. This exam is given during freshmen summer orientation or on the second and third nights of classes each semester.
New Students who would like information regarding the Mathematics placement exam please click on this document for information: Math Placement Challenge Exam