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Math Placement Tests & Exemptions

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

  • SAT math exam 
  • ACT math exam

The following charts help determine placement.

SAT Math

If you score: You will register for:    
520 or below MA080 or MA081 Choose either one. See course descriptions for details. Bachelor's students see below as well.
530 or higher  MA142, MA161, or MA222 See major requirements for recommended course.

ACT Math

If you score:       You will be registered for:    
22 or below MA080 or MA081 Choose either one. See course descriptions for details. Bachelor's students see below as well.
23 or higher MA142, MA161, or MA222 See major requirements for recommended course.

Bachelor of Science Majors in the School of Business & Technology

Bachelor of Science students in the School of Business and Technology who need math proficiency should take a section of MA080 that is designated as a MA080-COMPUTER-BASED section.

Other Possible Exemptions

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

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. Read more about placement tests for international students.  

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