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 Score054 
PPA Score5569 
PPA Score7079 
PPA Score80100 
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 (Exception for 20212022) 
Exception: For Academic Year 20212022 Enrollment Category MIV students scoring 80100
may enroll in MATH 30X + Math 30W.
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 039 
PPA Score 4054 
PPA Score 5569 
PPA Score 70100 
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 (Exception for 20212022) 
Exception: For Academic Year 20212022 Enrollment Category MIV students scoring 70100 may enroll in MATH 71X + Math 71W.
SJSU Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA)


Enrollment Category 
PPA Score 054 
PPA Score 5569 
PPA Score 7079 
PPA Score 80100 
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 (Exception for 20212022) 
Exception: For Academic Year 20212022 Enrollment Category MIV students scoring 80100 may enroll in MATH 42X + Math 42W.
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 
45 
Math 31 
35  Math 31X and Math 31W 
BC Calculus only 
Course Eligibility 
45  Math 32 
35  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.