Did you receive a score of 5 or more on the IB Math HL exam or a score of 4 or 5 on an AP Statistics or Calculus (AB, BC, or AB subscore of BC) exam?
NOTE: At this time, completion of the Math and AQR Placement Process will NOT be automatically recorded on the academics checklist or submitted forms pages.
The Mathematics and AQR Placement Process
This page will get you started on a three step process that will help you determine
- if you need to complete the Abstract and Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) general education requirement,
- which field of study (mathematics, statistics, or computer science) is the best choice for you to complete the AQR requirement, and
- which particular mathematics, statistics, or computer science course should be your first one.
If you need assistance with the Mathematics and AQR Placement Process, please contact the Mathematics Placement Director (email@example.com).
Step One: What is the AQR requirement and do you need to complete it?
An Abstract and Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) course is part of the College's general education curriculum. All B.A. students must complete the AQR requirement either by taking a designated course in mathematics, statistics, or computer science or through successful completion of an equivalent course prior to arriving at St. Olaf (click here for more information). B.M. students may choose to complete a general education requirement with an AQR course (click here for more information).
Follow the decision tree below to determine if you have already completed the AQR requirement. Note that this is just a guide, and all relevant score reports from AP exams and credits for college courses must be reported to the Registrar's office.