Mathematics Placement at UNE

Mathematics Placement Levels

First year students are assigned one of five levels (UL2 thru UL6) on the basis of their SAT/ACT Mathematics scores, their high school mathematics courses and grades, and/or their performance on the Accuplacer® Mathematics Placement Exam. Transfer students are placed based on available high school records and college transcripts.

  • A UL2 or UL3 placement is assigned to students with a Math SAT score of 570 or lower (ACT 21 or lower). A higher score may be assigned based on high school mathematics courses and grades. Students may also elect to participate in UNE's Mathematics Bridge Opportunity.
  • A UL4 placement is assigned to students with a Math SAT score of 580 or higher (ACT 22 or higher) OR a Math SAT between 540 and 570 and either high school Calculus with a grade of A or B or high school Precalculus with a grade of A.
  • A UL5 placement is assigned to students with a Math SAT score of 580 or higher (ACT 22 or higher) and high school Calculus with a grade of A or B. ​
  • UL5 or UL6 may be assigned based on AP credit or transfer credit. 

Challenging Placement

Students wishing to challenge their initial placement may submit additional evidence such as: Advanced Placement scores, updated or additional transcripts, or Accuplacer results from another college. Eligible students will be invited to complete UNE's Mathematics Bridge Opportunity. Contact Lori Wall at or (207) 602-2794 for more information.

Mathematics Bridge Opportunity

Many students will benefit from a mathematics review before starting their first semester of college. UNE has adopted ALEKS for this purpose. The curriculum is online, individualized, and completely self-paced. The cost is less than $50 for a 6-week access code.

Please refer to Mathematics Placement level above in order to determine your math placement. If you place UL2 or UL3, please consider UNE's Mathematics Bridge as an option to advance your math placement level.

Create an account at (select SIGN UP NOW) and use the course code VMJMM-44G4MContact Lori Wall at or (207) 602-2794 with questions or concerns.

Mathematics Placement Levels and Courses

Every degree program has a mathematics requirement and mathematics prerequisites exist for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. A student's initial mathematics placement level will determine their first semester course schedule. Placement levels and corresponding courses are listed below.

University Placement level

Math Courses

Science Courses


SAS021* Introductory Algebra



SAS022*Advanced Algebra

MAT110 Quantitative Reasoning

MAT120 Statistics


BIO104 General Biology

BIO105 105/106

CHE130 Principles of Chemistry


MAT150 Statistics for Life Sciences MAT180 Precalculus

CHE110 General Chemistry

CHE125 Intro to Chem/Phys

PHY110 General Physics


MAT190 Calculus I


any UL3 or UL4


MAT195 Calculus II

any UL3, UL4 or UL5

If a student changes his or her major, he or she will be required to follow the prerequisites of that program which may include a different math requirement.

*Courses with an SAS designation are offered through the Student Academic Success Center and serve as prerequisites to mathematics and science courses. SAS courses count towards full time enrollment for the purposes of athletic eligibility and financial aid but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements and do not earn credit toward graduation. Grades for SAS courses are computed into the student's grade point average. Students who are required to enroll in SAS mathematics courses will be invited to participate in UNE’s Mathematics Bridge Opportunity.