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Calculus Readiness

Some majors in the following Schools and Colleges require that you meet a calculus readiness requirement in order to be considered for admission. 

  • Cockrell School of Engineering: All majors
  • College of Liberal Arts: Environmental Science (Geographical Sciences)
  • College of Natural Sciences: Environmental Science (Biological Sciences)
  • Jackson School of Geosciences: All majors

Freshman applicants can show calculus readiness by submitting one of the following by the applicable admissions deadline:

  • An SAT Math score of 620 or above (600 or above if the test was taken prior to March 2016)*
  • An ACT Math score of 26 or above*
  • An Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB or BC test score of 3 or higher
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) HL or SL Mathematics score of 4 or higher
  • An official college or university transcript showing credit for a college-level Calculus I (or higher) course with a grade of C or higher
  • An official high school transcript showing credit for a Calculus I (or higher) course with a grade of C or higher
  • An official high school transcript showing credit for a Precalculus course with a grade of C or higher
  • Five years or more of high school math courses at or above the level of Algebra I 

*Note for freshman applicants for Fall 2021 not submitting the SAT or ACT: Additional tests may be required to ensure students receive adequate academic support services, especially in math-intensive majors. Students will be contacted if there are additional testing requirements.