Math Placement

EdReady Math Placement:

Jacksonville State University offers a mathematical placement exam, for which the placement criteria are described below. These criteria are subject to change, and students will be placed based on the criteria current at the time of enrollment in their initial mathematics course. There are two math tracks based on major: MS 110 or MS 204 Track and MS 112 Track.

Is EdReady Math Placement Required? 

While JSU is test optional for ACT/SAT requirements, all first-year and transfer students who have not successfully completed or been awarded the first appropriate math credit for their major are required to take EdReady. Please see Step 1 below to verify required math credits by major.

To find your track, follow the steps below:

Step 1- Identify Required Math for Your Major


Required Math

Applied Engineering

MS 125


MS 110 or higher

Biology, B.S. (Marine Biology, Health Professional Biology, Organismal Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology)

MS 113 or higher plus a second math course

Biology, B.A.

MS 113 or higher plus a second math course

Business (Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing Majors)

MS 112

Chemistry (Professional Concentration and Physics Minor)

MS 125 and 126

Chemistry (Chemistry General Concentration for Health Professional and Biology Minor)

MS 113

Collaborative Special Education K – 6 & 6 - 12

MS 112 and 9 hours of approved math courses (MS 110 or higher:  MS 133, 134, and 135 preferred)


MS 110 or 204

Computer Information Systems

(MS 120 or 125) and MS 302

Computer Science

MS 125, 126, 302 and 352

Criminal Justice

Two courses from: MS 110 or 112 or 204


MS 110 or higher

Early Childhood/Elementary Education

MS 112 and 9 hours of approved math courses (MS 110 or higher:  MS 133, 134, and 135 preferred)

Emergency Management

MS 110 or 112


MS 110 or higher

Exercise Science and Wellness

Human Performance Concentration:  MS 112 or higher

Clinical Concentration:  MS 113 or higher

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education

MS 110

FCS (Concentration: Child Development)

MS 110

FCS (Concentration: Human Sciences and/or Merchandising)

MS 112

FCS (Concentration: Dietetics and/or Hospitality and Culinary Management)

MS 112 and 204

Foreign Languages

MS 110 or higher

Forensic Investigation

Math courses approved by advisor


(MS 110 or 112) and MS 204


(MS 110 or higher) and MS 204


See Mathematics Major 


MS 110 or 112


MS 112 and 204

*STEP RN-BSN Program = MS 110 or MS 112

Physical Education

MS 110 or higher

Political Science or Political Science /Law

MS 110 and one higher math course (MS 204 recommended)


(MS 110 or higher) and (MS 204 or 302)

Respiratory Therapy

MS 112 and 204

*RT-Bridge Program (RT-BSRT) = MS 110 or MS 112

Secondary Education

Requirements by Teaching Field

Biology MS 112

General Science MS 113

English Language Arts MS 110

Mathematics MS 125

History                                      MS 110

Spanish                                      MS 110

Social Studies                           MS 110

Social Work Degree (BSW)

(MS 110 or 112) and MS 204


(MS 110 or higher) and MS 204

Sport Management and Recreational Studies

Recreation Leadership Concentration:  MS 110 or higher

Sport Management Concentration:  MS 112 or higher

Step 2- Identify the Target Score for Your Track

Courses JSU EdReady Score
MS 100 79 and below
MS 112 80 or higher
MS 113 or MS 120

80 or higher (also requires math sub-score ACT 24 or SAT 560)

MS 115 80 or higher (also requires math sub-score ACT 26 or SAT 600)
MS 125 80 or higher (also requires math sub-score ACT 28 or SAT 640)

Courses JSU EdReady Score
MS 110 or MS 204 43 or higher

Step 3- Take Your JSU EdReady Placement

  1. Disable pop-ups on your browser (optional).  Chrome or Firefox browsers are recommended.
  2. Login to
  3. Click on "Math Placement."
  4. If a pop-up window appears, click "Get Started" (you don't need to enter a key).
  5. Under JSU Placement, click on "Add to goals."
  6. Next, click "Go to goal."
  7. Click "Start Assessment."

Note: Placement exams do not have to be taken on campus.  You may access your placement exams anytime through your MyJaxState by clicking the placement exams tab located within the links provided on your MyJaxState homepage. 

If you do not hit your target score... don't give up!

Remember... Your initial score is not your final score. You can increase your score by working your study path.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a quick rundown of the Course/Emporium Model:

  1. Upon Acceptance: Students will be sent information to take the JSU EdReady Math Placement, which they will complete at least two weeks prior to Gamecock Orientation. To place in their first required MS course (MS 110, 112, 204, etc.), the student must make the required initial placement score OR complete their entire study path if the score is not high enough. (see step 2)
  2. First Semester: If the student does not place high enough on the initial test, AND does not complete the individual study path, the student will be enrolled in MS 100. If the student completes MS 100 the student registers in their goal MS course.
  3. Second Semester: If the student does not pass MS 100, the student will then enroll in LS 106, Algebra Emporium.

Flowchart Diagram

Yes.  Once you complete the initial placement, EdReady generates an individual study path for you.  You must complete your study path that includes watching videos, reading the topic text, completing practice problems and passing the quizzes.  Once you reach the placement score for your target class, you will be eligible to enroll in the math required for your major.

You are exempt from taking the Math Placement Test and can enroll in the math course for which you have met the prerequisites.

 Please email  if you have AP or dual enrollment credit.

Contact Us

For Math Placement Issues:

Department of Learning Services
Houston Cole Library
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265

MCIS Department
119 Ayers Hall
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
(256) 782-5269
Fax: (256) 782-5261 

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