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Math Placement Exam & Exemptions

THE ARITHMETIC AND ALGEBRA PROFICIENCY TESTS
(including the FMM Math Placement Test)

Arithmetic proficiency is a graduation requirement for the AAS degree at FIT. Placement into the proper mathematics course will help you successfully master the skills needed to do well in all FIT majors. At FIT, placement is determined by:

  • SAT mathematics exam, including the essay writing exam 
  • ACT mathematics exam, including the essay writing exam

One of these examinations is required before you can register for the appropriate math course.

The following charts help determine placement.

SAT Mathematics for all majors except Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising Management 

If you score:        You will register for: 
440 and below MA 001  
450 - 490 MA 002 
500 - 510 MD 008 
520 or higher MA 142, MA 161, MA 222: see Major requirements

SAT Mathematics for Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising Management majors  

If you score: You will register for:  
510 and below      MA 009: Fashion Design Majors ONLY
510 and below MA 005: Fashion Merchandising Majors ONLY
520 or higher  MA 142, MA 161, MA 222: see Major requirements

SAT Mathematics for BS (baccalaureate degree) majors of the School of Business & Technology

Advertising & Marketing Communications, Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing, Direct Marketing, Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and Design Industries, Fashion Merchandising Management, International Fashion Merchandising Management/Florence and New York, Home Products Development, International Trade & Marketing, Production Management, Technical Design, and Textile Development & Marketing  

If you score: You will be registered for: 
550 and below     MA 003
560 or higher    MA 213, MA 231,MA 311, MA 321, MA 331: see Major requirements 

ACT Mathematics for all majors except Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising Management  

If you score:       You will be registered for:  
18 and below   MA 001
19 – 20    MA 002
21    MD 008
22 or higher  MA 142, MA 161, MA 222:  see Major requirements

ACT Mathematics for Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising Majors  

If you score:       You will be registered for: 
21 and below   MA 009: Fashion Design Majors ONLY  
21 and below MA 005: Fashion Merchandising Majors ONLY 
22 or higher   MA 142, MA 161, MA 222: see Major Requirements 

ACT Mathematics for BS (baccalaureate degree) majors of the School of Business & Technology.

Advertising & Marketing Communications, Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing, Direct Marketing, Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and Design Industries, Fashion Merchandising Management, International Fashion Merchandising Management/Florence and New York, Home Products Development, International Trade & Marketing, Production Management, Technical Design, and Textile Development & Marketing 

If you score:       You will be registered for:  
 23 and below  MA 003
 24 or higher  MA 231, MA 213, MA 311, MA 321, MA 331: see Major requirements

Once the Placement Center has received your SAT/ACT scores, you may register for the appropriate mathematics courses.

If you are not pleased with your SAT/ACT score, you should make arrangements to retake the exam through College Board.

Other Possible Exemptions from the Arithmetic and Algebra Proficiency Tests:

A grade of C or better in college algebra, quantitative methods, pre-calculus, or calculus taken at another accredited college or university or passing grades in equivalent developmental mathematics courses offered at another accredited college or university.

(If you have not taken either of these exams in the past five years, you must take the FIT placement exams before registering for English and math courses.)

International Students:  Since you do not take the SAT or ACT exams, you will need to take the FIT math placement exams before registering for any math and science courses.

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