The University Success Center
University Advising Services
Course Placement Information
Placement for English Courses
|ACT Subscore||SAT Subtest||Beginning Course|
|15 or below||410 or below||EN 099*|
|28 and above||670 and above||May opt for EN 120 (Honors)|
* EN 099, Basic English, is taken as a noncredit course by students who need to strengthen their skills before progressing on to the required written composition courses in English. Grades of Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory are given upon completion of the course.
Placement for Mathematics Courses
Your advisor will recommend a math sequence that is appropriate for you, based on your ACT/SAT scores and the mathematics courses you took in high school. Your major will determine the correct sequence. If your major is undecided, you should choose the PreCalculus Algebra sequence.
As indicated in the chart below, students who have taken Geometry and Trigonometry and meet the minimum ACT/SAT scores find they are prepared to take the PreCalculus Algebra or Finite Math course, depending on their major. Other students need their skills strengthened by taking one of the preparatory courses: Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, or Math for Liberal Arts.
Major requires or student elects MA 112
Major requires or student elects MA 110
|15 or below||400 or below||MA 099||MA 105|
|16-21||410-560||MA 100||MA 105|
|22 and above||570 and above||MA 112* or
|28 and above||690 and above||MA 125**|
* Student should also have high school credits for Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry.
** Student should also have high school credits for Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry.
Note: MA 111 and MA 147 may fulfill the math general education requirement at UNA, depending on your major, but may not transfer for general education program credit.
Placement for Foreign Languages
If you have less than 2 years of high school foreign language, enroll in an introductory level foreign language.
If you have 2 or more years of high school foreign language, you may enroll in introductory or intermediate level foreign language. You also have the option to take the CLEP examination for introductory course credit.
If you have three or more years of high school foreign language or native competency, you have the option of gaining course credit by making a satisfactory score on the Level II CLEP examination and qualifying for advanced placement.
Placement for Honors History
Honors History sections are offered for a 6 hour sequence of World Civilization or U.S. History:
HI 101-H Honors Survey of World Civilization to 1500
HI 102-H Honors Survey of World Civilization since 1500
HI 201-H Honors United States History to 1877
HI 202-H Honors United States History since 1877
Enrollment in Honors History requires one of the following criteria:
- 28 or above on ACT Reading Subtest
- 630 or higher on SAT Reading Subtest