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Mathematics Proficiency Requirements

Freshman entering a bachelor's degree program must also meet the following mathematics proficiency requirements:

  • 22 or above on ACT mathematics; or
  • 27.5 or above on SAT math test; or
  • 3 or above on the AP calculus AB or BC subject examination or a score of 4 on the IB calculus test.

Note: A student whose mathematics score is 18-21 on the ACT or 24-27 on the SAT meet the mathematics requirement for admission without condition to any two-year degree program or provisional admission to a four-year degree program on any campus of the MUS.

A student whose mathematics score is below 18 on the ACT or 24 on the SAT may be admitted without condition to any two-year degree program of the MUS, but may not be admitted to a four-year degree program of the MUS. Alternatively, students may be excused from any testing in mathematics and deemed proficient if they complete a rigorous high school core including four years of mathematics in high school (algebra I, algebra II, geometry and a course beyond algebra II with grades of C or better in all courses.

Writing Proficiency Requirements

Freshman entering a bachelor's degree program must also meet one of the following writing proficiency requirements:

  1. 7 or above on the ACT essay or earn an ACT ELA score of 18 (average of the English, reading, and writing score) ; or
  2. 25 on the writing and language test of the SAT; or
  3. 3.5 on the Montana University System (MUS) assessment; or
  4. 3 on the AP English language or English literature examination; or
  5. 4 on the IB language A1 exam.

College Preparatory Curriculum Requirements

Freshman applicants must also meet the following college preparatory curriculum requirements:

  1. English: four years.
  2. Mathematics: three years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II or above).
  3. Social Studies: three years.
  4. Laboratory science: two years (one year must be earth science, biology, chemistry or physics).
  5. Electives: two years (foreign language, computer science, visual and performing arts or approved vocational education units).