We had lots of questions about Math placement- so I’m going to answer them all here.
1) There is a difference between receiving credit for and placing into
2) The only way to receive credit for math, and thus satisfy 1 or both of your QR (quantitative reasoning) requirements BEFORE coming to UNC, is to get a high enough score on either your AP Calculus, AP computer science, or AP statistics exam. (or with IB…but I’m not going to go into that because not enough people are in the IB program) Here is what you get credit for, with what score.
First column = AP exam
2nd column = score needed
3rd = the class that is the equivalent of the AP exam
4th= how many hours of credit that AP exam score earns you (most classes in college = 3 credit hours)
5th = the gen-ed requirement that you have satisfied with that score
3) Placing into a class, means taking a test that determines what achievement level you are at, thus telling you which class you need to take at Carolina to satisfy your requirements.
You can “place into” math with your Sat Subject test 1 or Subject Test 2, (Earlier I had said that you could place in with your regular SAT score, but now I believe that to be wrong, and will update this post if I find out otherwise). or with your AP calculus score. No, statistics does not count for placement, even though it can get you credit for a math
4) If you didn’t take a subject tsest, or didn’t take AP calculus and get higher than a 2, you take a basic algebra class or intro math class to satisfy your QR requirement(s), which many humanities students may wish to do.
I hope this helps, and if you still have questions- feel free to ask :)