Math Placement Information

Math Placement Information

Lane uses various methods to place students in both math courses and non-math courses requiring math prerequisites. Lane's placement process is a survey, and if necessary, placement exams. The enrollment system is linked to automatically allow you to register for classes you placed into. It is also a process where many of the choices are yours.

First: The Placement Survey

This is an online survey that asks you information about your history. What standardized exams have you taken? What high school courses did you take in the last two years? View the survey.

When you submit your answers at the end of the survey, your answers will be loaded into the system automatically allowing you to register for the classes you placed into. You will receive an email with your placement results in your Lane student email account. 

Standardized Exams
Exam Minimum Score Expiration Placement Level
AP Exam AP Calculus AB 4 Within 5 years MTH 253
AP Exam AP Calculus AB 3 Within 5 years MTH 252
AP Exam AP Calculus BC 4 Within 5 years MTH 254
AP Exam AP Calculus BC 3 Within 5 years MTH 253
ACT Math Portion 22 Within 2 years MTH 105, 106, 107, 111, 211
Smarter Balance Level 3 2628 Within 2 years MTH 105, 106, 107
Smarter Balance Level 4 2718 Within 2 years MTH 111, 211
GED Math Reasoning 165 Within 2 years MTH 105, 106, 107, 111, 211
SAT Math Portion 530 Within 2 years MTH 105, 106, 107, 111, 211
High School Courses
Course Expiration Minimum Score Placement Level
Algebra 2 Within 2 years C- / pass MTH 105, 106, 107, 111, 211
Pre-Calculus Within 2 years C- / pass MTH 112, 241, 243
Calculus 1 Within 2 years C- / pass MTH 231, MTH 251, ENGR 115
Calculus 1 Within 5 years C- / pass MTH 251
Calculus 2 Within 5 years C- / pass MTH 251

Second: Math Placement Assessment

If you did not receive a placement based on the survey questions or did not place where you think is most appropriate, you'll need to place using the ALEKS placement test.

Testing appointments for main campus. Cottage Grove testing information. Florence testing information.

ALEKS Placement
Minimum Score Expiration Placement Level
0 Within 2 years MTH 010
6 Within 2 years MTH 020
14 Within 2 years MTH 025, 052, 060, 070, 075, 082, 098
21 Within 2 years MTH 065, 085
30 Within 2 years MTH 095
46 Within 2 years MTH 097, 105, 106, 107, 111, 243
61 Within 2 years MTH 112, 241
76 Within 2 years MTH 231, ENGR 115
76 Within 5 years MTH 251

See course descriptions for course content. Not sure what course you need for your program? Meet with an Academic Advisor.