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Academic Advising

Math 101 (Calculus Readiness) and 101L Placement

» MATH 101 (Calculus Readiness) Placement

MATH 101 and its lab, MATH 101L, are a prerequisite for many higher-level math classes at Chapman. Most STEM majors need to take MATH 101 and 101L to be able to take these higher-level classes.

Unless you waive the class, you will need to take MATH 101 and its lab (MATH 101L) during your first semester. Successfully completing MATH 101 and 101L will fulfill your Introductory Math Requirement.

Below are all your options for waiving MATH 101 and MATH 101L. Be sure to choose one of these options before you register for classes.

Option 1: Submit an SAT, ACT or AP/IB score

Chapman University is test optional, which means that you don’t have to submit test scores to apply. However, if you choose to submit any of the following, you can waive MATH 101 and 101L:

  • An SAT score of at least 660 on the Quantitative section
  • An ACT score of at least 28 on the Mathematics section
  • A score of at least 3 on the AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC exams
  • A score of at least 5 on the IB Mathematics HL exam

To submit your test score and waive MATH 101 and 101L, send us your official scores directly from CollegeBoard (for SAT and AP exam scores), from ACT or from IB:

Option 2: Transfer credit from another school

If you passed a transferable math class at a community college or another university, you can waive MATH 101 and 101L. We will apply the waiver to your account as soon as we receive and process your transcript.

Option 3: Take the Calculus Readiness Test

Taking and passing our Calculus Readiness Test will let you waive MATH 101 and 101L and allow you to take any class that has MATH 101 and 101L as prerequisites.


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If you do not have the waivers from Options 1 or 2, or you do not pass the Algebra Placement exam, then you are required to enroll in Math 101 and lab in your first semester.

Questions? Contact Math Advising

You can contact a math faculty member at mathadvising@chapman.edu if you you have concerns about your math readiness or placement or are are waiting on test scores or transcripts.