Academic Testing

Required Tests

Which tests must you take?

As outlined below, the student’s choice of major, combined with score earned on the Math SAT or Math ACT examination, determines if the math placement test is required by the college.

All nursing majors are required to take the TEAS exam.

Mount Saint Mary College does not accept placement test scores from other institutions as a substitute for our own testing.

Academic MajorPlacement in Mathematics
AccountingRequired
Accounting/MBA 5 yr MSMCRequired
BiologyRequired
*Biology BA/MS in Education 5 yr MSMCRequired
Business Management & AdministrationRequired
ChemistryRequired
*Chemistry BA/MS in Education 5 yr MSMCRequired
CriminologyPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
Counseling 5 yr program with Pace UniversityPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
EnglishPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
*English BA/MS in Education 5 yr MSMCRequired
Hispanic StudiesPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
HistoryPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
*History/Adolescence Education & BA/MS 5 yr MSMCRequired
History/Political SciencePrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
History/Political Science/Adolescence EducationRequired
Human ServicesPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
Information TechnologyRequired
Interdisciplinary Studies (general science, technology & digital media)Required
MathematicsRequired
*Mathematics BA/MS in Education 5 yr MSMCRequired
Media Studies or Public RelationsPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
NursingTEAS Exam Required
Physical Therapy / BiologyRequired
Physical Therapy / PsychologyRequired
PsychologyPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
*Publishing 5 yr program with Pace UniversityPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
Social SciencePrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
Social Work 5 yr program with Fordham UniversityPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
SociologyPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
UndeclaredPrior to March 2016 SAT-Math >= 500
After March 1, 2016 >= 530 (26.5)
Not Required**
Undeclared with any Education CertificationRequired
Pre-Health Professions (Advisement tracks with a separate major) 
Biology-DentistryRequired
Biology-MedicineRequired
Biology-VeterinaryRequired
Pre-PodiatryRequired
Biology-Physician Assistant PrepRequired

** or 21 on the ACT-Math

Students are responsible for making sure that official transcripts verifying completion of college coursework are forwarded to Mount Saint Mary College's Registrar's Office.