Basic Math Competency

To receive a degree from Salem State University, a student must demonstrate competency in Basic College Mathematics. The Registrar's Office is responsible for certifying that this requirement has been satisfied by all students before graduation. The basic college Mathematics requirement can be satisfied by doing any of the following:

  • By achieving a score of 500 or above on the SAT Mathematics examination.
  • By achieving a score of 72 or higher on the Accuplacer College-Level Mathematics Test.
  • By achieving a score in the 50th percentile or above on the CLEP College Algebra-Trigonometry Exam
  • By successfully completing MAT 090 or any higher number mathematics course.