Welcome to Southeast Missouri State University! We are excited that you have decided to attend Southeast, and we look forward to partnering with you to fulfill your academic goals. Successfully completing the Logical Systems requirement for your chosen major is an essential part of meeting the academic requirements for a degree at Southeast. While requirements vary for different majors, all students at Southeast must successfully complete an appropriate Logical Systems course to receive a degree. Our mathematics placement process is designed to place you in the appropriate course for you to successfully begin your academic program.

Southeast students are initially placed into a mathematics course based on a recent ACT Math Subscore or SAT Math Score according to the table below. (Scores cannot be more than two years old.)

Mathematics Placements at Southeast Missouri State University based on ACT Math Sub-Scores and SAT Math Scores
Math ACT Math SAT (Before April 2016) Math SAT (April 2016 Onward) Mathematics Course Placement Course Options
0 – 14 0-359 0-399 MA050 (Basic Math Skills) MA050
15 – 21 360-519 400-549 Logical Systems with Lab, based on major MA106 (College Algebra Track) OR MA128 AND MA018, MA123 AND MA023, or MA155 AND MA055
22+ 520+ 550+ Logical Systems, based on major MA123, MA128, MA133, MA134, MA137, MA155
24+ 560+ 580+ MA139 Applied Calculus MA139
26+ 600+ 620+ MA140 Analytic Geometry and Calculus MA140

What if I don’t have an ACT or SAT score OR I don’t agree with my initial Mathematics Placement based on my ACT or SAT scores? Students have the option of taking a mathematics placement exam through an online program called MyMathTest. There are four (4) different exam levels, and the student can opt to take one or more exams to demonstrate their readiness for a specific mathematics course. Taking the mathematics placement exam is NOT required, but it is necessary if the student wants a higher mathematics placement for their initial mathematics course at Southeast Missouri State University.

Students who have taken or are enrolled in a math course at any institution may not take the Math Placement Exam. This placement test is only for students who need to be evaluated for placement in their very first college math class.

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Click on Testing with MyMathTest to begin: You must take the Student Test Orientation assignment to become familiar with the exercise area and practice entering answers.

You may take an exam only one time. You may take the exams in any order and to pass a level you must score 80% or better. If you do not pass a level, you are not allowed to take any higher-level exam.


Phone: 573.651.2164
Johnson Hall 201

Department of Mathematics
One University Plaza, MS 6700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701