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 Major||Placement in Mathematics|
|Accounting/MBA 5 yr MSMC||Required|
|Biology BA/MS in Education 5 yr MSMC||Required|
|Business Management & Administration||Required|
|Chemistry BA/MS in Education 5 yr MSMC||Required|
|Criminology||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Counseling 5 yr program with Pace University||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|English||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Hispanic Studies||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|History||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|History/Political Science||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|History/Political Science/Adolescence Education||Required|
|Human Services||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Interdisciplinary Studies (general science, technology &
digital media) ||Required|
|Media Studies or Public Relations||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Nursing||TEAS Exam Required|
|Physical Therapy / Biology||Required|
|Physical Therapy / Psychology||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Psychology||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Publishing 5 yr program with Pace University||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Social Science ||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Social Work 5 yr program with Fordham University||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Sociology||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Undeclared||SAT-Math >= 500 Not Required*|
|Pre-Health Professions (Advisement tracks
with a separate major)|
|Biology-Physician Assistant Prep||Required|
* or 21 on the ACT-Math
You may not require math placement testing if you have completed
college-level math courses elsewhere and earned grades of C or
better in those courses. So, too, if you have taken Advanced
Placement math exams and earned scores of 3 or better, you may not
require math testing. However, please notify the Center for Student
Success for a final determination regarding whether or not
placement testing is needed.
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.