Little or no calculus

If you have not taken any or very little calculus, your placement in Duke math courses will be based on your SAT or SAT II math scores.

If you have this background and/or these test scores: You may take this course:
  • You have not taken calculus
  • Your Math SAT score is at least 550 (520 if taken before Mar. 2016)
  • Your Math SAT II score is at least 530 (500 if taken before Mar. 2016)
  • Your ACT Math score is at least 22
MATH 105L
Laboratory Calculus and Functions I
  • You have taken little calculus.
  • Your Math SAT or SAT II score is at least 710 (680 if taken before Mar. 2016)
  • Your ACT Math score is at least 30

MATH 111L
Laboratory Calculus I

Note: If your SAT or SAT II scores are less than 710 (680 if taken before Mar. 2016), or if your ACT Math score is less than 30, or if your scores indicate borderline qualification for MATH 111L Laboratory Calculus I and you have taken no calculus whatsoever, you should start with MATH 105L.

If you are still not sure what would be the right course for you to enroll in or if you have a different placement question, go to Contacting the SFI to fill out and submit a request for assistance. The Supervisor of First-year Instruction will need this information to be able to respond to your question.