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Qualifying for MATH 1225

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General Information:

At Virginia Tech, we are committed to our students’ academic success. We place special emphasis on the success of incoming students in MATH 1225 (Calculus of a Single Variable), so that they get off to a good, positive start in their college career. 

If you are an incoming student, and want to take MATH 1225 your first semester at VT, you must

  • earn a passing score (Spring 2022: 76 or better) on a MATH 1225 Placement Assessment 
    - OR-  
  • have a qualifying score on one of the following exams:
 Test 
 Required Score 
 AP Calculus AB 4 or 5
AP Calculus BC 3, 4, or 5
CLEP Calculus 64 - 80
IB Higher Level
Mathematics:
Analysis & Approaches 
Completion of the Certificate or Diploma
AND
5, 6, or 7

IMPORTANT: Your score must be reported to Virginia Tech and appear on your VT academic record in Hokie Spa

You have satisfied the prerequisites for MATH 1225. We encourage you to discuss your course plans with your academic advisor before enrolling in MATH 1225.

If you do NOT intend to take MATH 1225, no further action is needed.

There are six different ways you can earn a status of MATH 1225 - Eligible to enroll:  

  1. Earn a passing score (Spring 2022: 76 or better) on a MATH 1225 Placement Assessment. Read more information in the MATH 1225 Placement FAQs.
  2. Submit a qualifying score (see above) from a college level exam (e.g. AP, IBHL, CLEP).
  3. Earn a P in Math 1984.
  4. Earn a B or better in MATH 1014.*
  5. Pass MATH 1014 with a C and earn a B or better in MATH 1025.*
  6. Earn a B or better in MATH 1536.*

*Note:

  • A grade of B or better means that you must earn a B, B+, A- or A in the course.
  • You CANNOT earn a status of 'MATH 1225 - Eligible to enroll' using a grade in an equivalent course (including MATH 1014, 1025, 1536, 1225) taken at another institution.
  • You CANNOT earn a status of 'MATH 1225 - Eligible to enroll' using your score on the CHEM 1035 ALEKS Placement Assessment. 
  • If you are an incoming student and want to take MATH 1225 your first semester at VT, you must earn a passing score on a MATH 1225 Placement Assessment, or have a qualifying score on an AP/IB/CLEP exam.

Take a MATH 1225 Placement Assessment to determine your eligibility to enroll in MATH 1225.