PPA, AP, SAT and ACT score information

Eligibility to Calculus and Discrete Math can be determined by scores on the PPA, AP, CLEP,  SAT or ACT Exams.  The following tables show the scores required for registration into Calculus and Discrete Mathematics.

 

SJSU Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA)

Score Requirements for Math 30 or 30X

 

For Science, Engineering, Math and BS Economics students

Enrollment Category

PPA Score

0-54

PPA Score

55-69

PPA Score

70-79

PPA Score

80-100

MI and MII

Math 19 with Math 1019S recommended

Math 19

Math 30X and Math 30W

Math 30

MIII

Math 1 and Math 1001S Math 19 and Math 1019S Math 30X and Math 30W Math 30X and Math 30W

MIV

Math 1 and Math 1001S Math 19 and Math 1019S Math 19 and Math 1019S Math 19 and Math 1019S



 

SJSU Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA)

Score Requirements for Math 71 or 71X

 

For Business, Aviation, Technology, Packaging and BA Economics students

Enrollment Category

PPA Score 0-39

PPA Score 40-54

PPA Score 55-69

PPA Score 70-100

MI and MII

Math 18A with Math 18AW and Math 1018AS recommended

Math 18A with Math 18AW recommended Math 71X and Math  71W Math 71

MIII

Math 1 and Math 1001S Math 18A and Math 1018AS with Math 18W recommended Math 71X and Math 71W Math 71X and Math 71W

MIV

Math 1 and Math 1001S Math 18A and Math 1018AS with Math 18W recommended Math 18A and Math 1018AS with Math 18W recommended Math 18A and Math 1018AS with Math 18W recommended

 

 

 

SJSU Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA)
Score Requirements for Math 42 or 42X
 

Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer and Software Engineering students

Enrollment Category

PPA Score 0-54

PPA Score 55-69

PPA Score 70-79

PPA Score 80-100

MI and MII

M19 with M1019S recommended Math 19 Math 42X and Math 42W Math 42

MIII

Math 1 and Math 1001S Math 1 and Math 1001S Math 42X and Math 42W Math 42X and Math 42W

MIV

Math 1 and Math 1001S Math 19 and Math 1019S Math 19 and Math 1019S Math 19 and Math 1019S

 

 

SAT and ACT Scores

Test Score

Course Eligibility

 SAT MATH score of  570(New SAT) or higher

             Math 71             or

Math 71X and Math 71W

 ACT MATH  score of  23 or higher

             Math 71             or

Math 71X and Math 71W

 

 

 

AP Calculus

AB Calculus Score (or AB subscore of BC Calculus)

Course Eligibility

4-5

Math 31

3-5       Math 31X and    Math 31W
 

BC Calculus only

Course Eligibility

4-5 Math 32
3-5     Math 32X and     Math 32W

 

 

 

CLEP Exams

Subject

Score

Course Eligibility

 College Algebra  50 or higher  Math 71X and Math 71W
 College Algebra  65 or higher  Math 71
 Precalculus  50 or higher  Math 30X and Math 31W
 Precalculus  65 or higher   Math 30
 Calculus  50 or higher  Math 31X and Math 31W
 Calculus   65 or higher  Math 31

 

 

Note:  Some departments that require Math 71 allow students who have taken Math 30 to make a course substitution.  Students who earned a 3 or better in the AP Calculus Exam or earned a C- or better should contact their academic advisor about waiving the Math 71 requirement.