Calculus Placement

The initial math course for engineering students is MATH 021 - Calculus I (4 credits). If you have AP credit or transfer credit for MATH 021, you can register for MATH 022 - Calculus II (4 credits).

Some students could be asked to register for a different math course such as MATH 000 - Preparation for Calculus (2 credits) or MATH 075 - Calculus I, Part A (2 credits). You will receive instructions regarding which Math course to register for in early July prior to registration; please follow this advisement.  DO NOT register for MATH 051 or MATH 081 as these do not provide credit for engineers nor allow students to later take MATH 022.

The Mathematics Department uses a Calculus placement tool, ALEKS, from McGraw-Hill. Every student who intends to take a Calculus class at Lehigh in the fall of 2021 must use the ALEKS system for placement.  ALEKS is an evaluation that provides a second recommendation for your Calculus course based on your results. ALEKS does not give credit like an AP exam. Instead, its purpose is to make sure students are ready for calculus. It will also indicate the topics and areas you can improve and provides modules to work through to prepare you for the fall semester. After completing the suggested modules, you have the opportunity to test again and improve your placement recommendation. More details about ALEKS will come in time for registration.

Note: The recommended math course from ALEKS does not take AP scores into account.  For example, you may receive a placement in MATH 021 even if you have received credit for it. In that case, you are free to register for a follow-on math course.