EdReady - Guided Math Placement | Nevada State College

EdReady – Guided Math Placement

What is Guided Self Placement?

At Nevada State College, students are free to enroll in whatever gateway math course they want. You should look at your requirements for the degree that you are pursuing. Typically, STEM degrees require you to take the MATH 126 pathway and non-STEM degrees require you to take the MATH 120 pathway. However, you will want to review your program to be sure, and you can always reach out to an academic advisor for help with this.

What is Corequisite?

You will need to decide whether to take the corequisite or non-corequisite version of the course. Here is a brief comparison of the options:

MATH 20/120E MATH 120 MATH 26/126E MATH 126
# of Credits 5 3 6 3
Contact Time per Week 270 min 160 min 320 min 160 min
Typical Majors Non-STEM Non-STEM STEM STEM
Includes Foundational Mathematics Topics Yes No Yes No


By default, we encourage students to take the corequisite course based on our experiences of past student trajectories. We want to put students in position to be successful, and we believe that for most students that means that they take the corequisite course.

But perhaps you don’t want to take the corequisite course, or maybe you’re just not sure that it’s a good fit for you. What indicators can you use to help you make your decision?

How Do I get Started

Step 1: Determine your gateway math course. Your gateway math course is the first college level math course for your chosen major. Typically, non-STEM degrees will need to take MATH 120 and STEM degrees will need to take MATH 126. You can determine this information by reviewing your degree plan in the course catalog or by contacting advising.

Step 2: Complete the diagnostic test. Click the "Get Started" button above and create an account. When you've created your account, you will be asked for a key. The key you select is determined by your gateway course and will be listed in the text in the pop-up. Upon completing the diagnostic, you will be provided with an assessment of your current level of preparedness for college mathematics.

Step 3: Complete the learning modules for topics that you need to review. After completing the diagnostic, you will be given a recommended learning pathway to ensure that you have the necessary skills to succeed in a college level math course without the corequisite support. You are encouraged to complete these learning modules to maximize your chances of success if you want to enroll in a non-corequisite gateway math course.

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