Answered By: Reference Librarian Last Updated: 2014.Aug.14 Views: 68
If you choose to take the math test, you are not eligible to receive course credit for testing into the respective Advanced level.
If your math SAT is between 540 and 605 and you wish to be eligible for Calculus I, you must take the optional test and test into Math Level 6. In addition, for certain majors (generally B.A. degrees), testing into the Math Level will satisfy the university's math competency. When you satisfy the competency with the placement test, those 3 credits can be used for any college class. In essence, it can count as an additional free elective. If you are majoring in Teacher Education, taking the optional math test is unnecessary because this major requires a minimum of 2 college level math courses.