Math Fluency and Foreign Language Placement Guidelines

Math Fluency
Please note that certain courses require either a prerequisite of college-level algebra or an appropriate placement score, which can be met by any one of the following:

  1. Passing a minimum of three years of sequential math in high school and receiving a score of 85 on the Sequential III (Math B) Regents exam or its equivalent
  2. Achieving a score of 550 or higher on the quantitative portion of the SAT examination (recentered)
  3. Passing the college-administered mathematics examination
  4. Passing algebra or an equivalent course at an accredited college

Students must fulfill this requirement before enrolling in any course with a math fluency prerequisite.

Foreign Language Placement
All students are required to complete the college’s online foreign language placement exam before enrolling in any level of a language.


For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/CoreCurriculum/MathFluency-ForeignLanguagePlacement.aspx.

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