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Math Placement Tests & Exemptions

Arithmetic 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, including the essay writing exam 
  • ACT math 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 Math (for all majors except Fashion Business Management)

If you score:        You will register for: 
440 and below MA 001  
450 – 510 MA 002 
520 or higher MA 142, MA 161, MA 222: see major requirements

SAT Math (for Fashion Business Management majors)

If you score: You will register for:  
510 and below MA 005: Fashion Business Merchandising majors ONLY
520 or higher  MA 222: see major requirements

SAT Math for Bachelor of Science majors, School of Business & Technology

If you score: You will be registered for: 
550 and below     MA 003
560 or higher   MA 213, MA 231, MA 321, MA 322, MA 331: see major requirements 

ACT Math (for all majors except Fashion Business Management)

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

ACT Math for Fashion Business Management Majors   

If you score:       You will be registered for: 
21 and below MA 005: Fashion Business Management majors ONLY 
22 or higher   MA 222: see major requirements 

ACT Math for Bachelor of Science Majors in the School of Business & Technology

If you score:       You will be registered for:  
 23 and below  MA 003
 24 or higher  MA 213, MA 311, MA 321, MA 322, MA 331: see major requirements

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

(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.)

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

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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