# Calculus Prerequisites and Advanced Placement

Here are the prerequisites and placement policies for calculus courses. For more information about the courses, please consult our Course Descriptions page.

**STUDENTS WHO WISH TO ENROLL IN CALCULUS I, MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PREREQUISITES:**

**Prerequisites for students who matriculated to NYU Fall 2012 or Later**

- SAT score of 650 or higher on mathematics portion
- SAT subject test in mathematics (Level 1 or Level 2) score of 650 or greater
- ACT/ACTE Math score of 30 or higher
- AB score of 3 or higher
- BC score of 3 or higher
- A-Level Maths score of C or higher (anyone who took Further Maths should contact the math department as it varies depending on the exam board)
- AS-Level Maths score of B or higher
- IB HL score of 5 or higher
- IB SL score of 6 or higher
- Completion of NYU's Algebra and Calculus (MATH-UA 009) with a grade of C or higher
- Placement Test

*NOTE: courses that have Algebra and Calculus (MATH-UA 9) or equivalent as the prerequisite, such as Introduction to Macroeconomics or Microeconomics (ECON-UA 1 or 2), have the same placement criteria as Calculus I and Mathematics for Economics I.*

**Prerequisites for students who matriculated to NYU Before Fall 2012**

- SAT score of 750 or higher on mathematics portion
- ACT/ACTE Math score of 34 or higher
- AB score of 4 or higher
- BC score of 3 or higher
- Completion of Algebra and Calculus (MATH-UA 009) with a grade of C or higher
- Placement Test

**STUDENTS WHO WISH TO ENROLL IN CALCULUS II, MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PREREQUISITES:**

**Prerequisites for students who matriculated to NYU Fall 2012 or Later**

- MATH-UA 121 Calculus I with a C or better
- AB score of 4 or higher
- BC score of 4 or higher
- A-level Maths score of B or higher (anyone who took Further Maths should contact the math department as it varies depending on the exam board)
- IB HL score of 6 or higher
- Placement Test

**Prerequisites for students who matriculated to NYU Before Fall 2012**

- MATH-UA 121 Calculus I with a C or better
- BC score of 4 or higher
- Placement Test

**STUDENTS WHO WISH TO ENROLL IN CALCULUS III, MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PREREQUISITES:**

**Prerequisites for students who matriculated to NYU Fall 2012 or later**

- MATH-UA 122 Calculus II with a C or higher
- BC score of 5
- GCE A-Level H-2 Version with an A or B
- IB HL with series score of 6 or higher
- Placement Test

**Prerequisites for students who matriculated to NYU before Fall 2012**

- MATH-UA 122 Calculus II with a C or higher
- Placement Test

### 2014-2016 Guide to Advanced Placement Credit

Students who receive a 4 or better on the AB test will receive 4 points of credit for Calculus I, MATH-UA 121. Students who receive a 4 on the BC will receive 4 points of credit for Calculus I, MATH-UA 121; those who received a 5 on the BC will receive 8 point of credit for Calculus I, MATH-UA 121, and Calculus II, MATH-UA 122. Please note, all students who wish to take Calculus III must receive a C or better in Calculus II or take a placement exam.**These guidelines are for students enrolled in CAS. For all other schools please check with your advisor.