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For High School Students

To better help your college bound students, the Mathematics and Statistics Department has created this information about the requirements regarding the mathematics classes students will be taking their first year at UNM. We look forward to a much closer relationship with all the high schools around the state. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

UNM uses the ACT & SAT Math scores and the Next Gen Accuplacer Exam through the UNM Testing Center for placement. Students are encouraged to take the placement exam early and often. They can begin as soon as they are admitted to UNM. 

NOTE: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics does not offer any departmental placement or course challenge tests.

Mathematics Classes in High School

We strongly recommend that high school students take math classes their junior and senior year. It has been documented that students who take a math class right before starting college are more likely to succeed not only in their math classes but overall at the university.