Course prerequisites ensure that students are placed into courses in which they are likely to succeed. The Department of Mathematics enforces a prerequisite policy for MAT 0995, 1000, 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800, and 2010. This policy applies to new students, continuing students, and transfer students.
There are three ways to meet the prerequisites for a course:

Pass the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.

Earn a grade of at least C in a prerequisite course taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.

Have a validated ACT Mathematics score at the appropriate level.
Students may visit
WAMS to schedule an appointment with a Department of Mathematics academic advisor to discuss their placement situation.
Students intending to take
MAT 0900 or
MAT 0993 are not required to take the placement exam, although it is recommended.
The Mathematics Placement Examination is administered prior to the beginning of each semester. Consult
Testing, Evaluation, and Research Services, 698 Student Center, (313) 5773400, for the placement exam schedule, registration instructions, and other information.
Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:

satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.

a grade of CNC or higher in MAT 0900 or MAT 0993, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.

a validated ACT Math score of 18 or higher.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of numerical and beginning algebra concepts and techniques corresponding approximately to one year of high school algebra.
Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:

satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.

a grade of CNC, or higher, in MAT 0993, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.

a validated ACT Math score of 21 or higher.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of numerical and beginning algebra concepts and techniques corresponding approximately to one year of high school algebra.
Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:

satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.

a grade of at least Cminus in MAT 1050, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.

a grade of CNC, or higher, in MAT 0995, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.

a validated ACT Math score of 26 or higher.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding approximately to three years of collegepreparatory mathematics.
Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:

a grade of at least Cminus in MAT 1110 taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.

satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months and transfer of MAT 1110 equivalent with a grade of C or higher.

a validated ACT Math score of 26 or better and transfer of MAT 1110 equivalent with a grade of C or higher.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding approximately to three years of collegepreparatory mathematics.
Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:

satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.

a grade of at least Cminus in MAT 1050, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.

a validated ACT Math score of 26 or better.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding approximately to three years of collegepreparatory mathematics.
Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:

satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.

a grade of at least Cminus in MAT 1800, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.

a validated ACT Math score of 29 or better.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and elementary functions corresponding approximately to four years of collegepreparatory mathematics.