Clemson Mathematics Placement Test (CMPT)
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Below are the courses with CMPT prerequisites. Please consult the undergraduate catalog to determine which course is most appropriate for your chosen major.

CH 1010 - General Chemistry
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 60 OR CH 1040, MATH 1050, or either MATH 1010, MATH 1020, or MATH 1030 with a grade of C or better.

ENGR 1020 - Engineering Disciplines and Skills
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 65 OR MATH 1050, MATH 1040, or MATH 1060 with a grade of C or better.
Corequisite: ENGR 1021 (must register for both at the same time)

MATH 1040 - The first half of Long Calculus
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 65 or credit for any MATH or STAT course.
This course is typically taken by engineering or science students whose major requires MATH 1060, but who do not meet the prerequisites for MATH 1060. Students successfully completing MATH 1040 should take MATH 1070 (the second half of long calculus) the following semester. Together MATH 1040 and 1070 count as MATH 1060. MATH 1040 by itself does NOT count as a General Education mathematics requirement.

MATH 1060 - Engineering and Science Calculus I
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 80.
This course is typically taken by engineering and science majors. MATH 1060 counts as a General Education mathematics course.

Note: Students whose major requires MATH 1060, but who do not meet the prerequisites for MATH 1040 or 1060 should register for MATH 1050 and 1051, Pre-Calculus and Pre-Calculus Lab. Upon successful completion of MATH 1050/MATH1051, the student may take MATH 1060.

MATH 1010 - Quantitative Literacy
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 50 or credit for any MATH or STAT course.
This course counts as a General Education mathematics course.

MATH 1020 - Business Calculus I
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 60 or credit for any MATH or STAT course.
This course is typically taken by pre-business students and some science majors. MATH 1020 counts as a General Education mathematics course.

MATH 1150 - Contemporary Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 50 or credit for any MATH or STAT course.
This course is restricted to elementary, early childhood, and special education majors only. MATH 1150 by itself does not count as a General Education mathematics course.

STAT 2220 - Statistics in Everyday Life
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 50 or credit for any MATH course.
This course counts as both a General Education mathematics course and Science and Technology in Society course.

STAT 2300 - Statistical Methods I
Prerequisite: CMPT score ≥ 65 or credit for STAT 2220 or any MATH course.
Corequisite: STAT 2301 (must register for both at the same time)
This course counts as a General Education mathematics course.

Note: Students needing to take MATH 1010, 1020, 1150, STAT 2220 or STAT 2300, but who do not meet the prerequisites should register for MATH 1990 and 1991, College Algebra. Upon successful completion of MATH 1990/1991, the student may take MATH 1010, 1020, 1150, STAT 2220 or STAT 2300.

Improving Your Score

If you are not satisfied with the score you received on the CMPT, you may take the test up to 3 times to improve your score. Your highest score will be used for placement. To help you improve, you should complete the ALEKS learning modules. To work on learning modules or to take the test again click the Go To ALEKS link in the menu above. Note that you must wait 72 hours before taking the placement test again. See the CMPT Information section for full details.