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Placement Criteria

University College makes every effort to place students in courses that correspond to their level of academic preparation. Advisors use high school Grade Point Average (GPA), SAT scores, and scores on the Profile placement examination (administered during First Steps) as criteria. Click here for more on the Profile standards of proficiency. For language placement, FSU uses WebCAPE, an exam developed by Brigham Young University and widely adopted.

FSU PLACEMENT CRITERIA, 2012
Placement Criteria Course Placement Course
Reading SATV >= 420 or higher OR HS GPA >= 2.75 OR Reading Profile >= 71* Freshman Seminar class without reading lab
SATV score = below 420 AND HS GPA < 2.75 AND Reading Profile < 71* Freshman Seminar class with reading lab
Mathematics SATM >= 600 AND College-Level Math >= 100 MATH 142 – Calculus and Analytical Geometry I – Primarily for math, computer science and science majors
SATM >= 600 OR College-Level Math >= 80 MATH 131 – Algebra and Trigonometry Primarily for math, computer science, and science majors
SATM = 500 – 599 OR Algebra Profile >= 71 MATH 129, Pre-Calculus I – For math, computer science, biology, and chemistry majors. MATH 129-130 with grades of C or better in both classes = MATH 131
SATM = 500 – 599 OR Algebra Profile >= 71 MATH 123, College Algebra, or MATH 126, Quantitative Reasoning - Math, computer science, biology, and chemistry majors will not be placed in this course.
SATM < 500 AND Algebra Profile < 71 MATH 121 – Introduction to College Algebra
Spanish WebCAPE Spanish >= 428 SPAN 212, Intermediate Spanish II
WebCAPE Spanish >= 346 and <= 427 SPAN 211, Intermediate Spanish I
WebCAPE Spanish >=270 and <=345 SPAN 120, Elementary Spanish II
WebCAPE Spanish < 270 SPAN 110, Elementary Spanish I
French WebCAPE French >= 403 FREN 212, Intermediate French II
WebCAPE French >= 337 and <= 402 FREN 211, Intermediate French I
WebCAPE French >= 260 and <= 336 FREN 120, Elementary French II
WebCAPE French < 260 FREN 110, Elementary French I

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