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College Readiness
310 Allie Young Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2056
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The MSU College Readiness Mathematics Program provides students with the tools they need to become proficient and independent learners of mathematics with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to succeed both academically and personally. All enhanced mathematics courses at MSU are taught in the Department of Mathematics and Physics.

Student Goals:

  • Prepare for a general education math course
  • Communicate accurately and effectively
  • Think and reason analytically 
  • Function responsibly in the natural, social and technological environment

Which math course should I take?

Incoming students who have an ACT subtest score in mathematics of less than 19 are required to take either the COMPASS Math or the KYOTE placement test. The KYOTE placement test is administered through the Department of Mathematics and Physics. For information about taking the KYOTE test, call 606-783-2930. The COMPASS math test is a multiple-choice test which will identify the math skills students need to succeed in college-level courses. It focuses on skills students will need in pre-algebra, algebra, college algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Morehead State offers three enhanced courses in mathematics. Pre-Algebra (MATH 090) enhances logical reasoning and helps students develop methods of solving and graphing linear equations and problems involving real-life applications. Beginning Algebra (MATH 091) helps students improve their mathematical foundation by helping students further develop logical thinking and problem solving skills. The final college readiness math course, Intermediate Algebra (MATH 093), prepares students to take College Algebra, which is a required course for many degrees.

Students whose ACT Math score is less than 19 must enroll in MATH 090, followed by MATH 091. Students who scored a 19 on the Math ACT should enroll in MATH 093.

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