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Math Skills Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Math Skills Program is to assist Pacific students in being successful in all levels of math courses.  This begins with appropriate placement into courses based a student's current level of math knowledge.  We emphasize strong development of the algebra skills needed to be successful in college-level courses, whether they are math courses or others that use math.  We assist students in developing these skills through the tutoring offered in the Math Lab.


Math Placement Information

University of the Pacific students are required to demonstrate competency in quantitative analysis (math). For first-year course placement information, click here.

To satisfy the University's quantitative analysis (math) fundamental skills requirement, a student must do ONE of the following during their first full year of study including summer sessions:

  • SAT math score of 570or above
  • ACT math score of 24or above
  • SAT Math Subject Test Level 1 score of 540 or above
  • SAT Math Subject Test 2 score of 520 or above
  • AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4 or 5
  • AP Calculus BC score of 4 or 5
  • AP Statistics exam score of 4 or 5
  • IB Math HL (Higher Level) Score of 4, 5, 6 or 7
  • Pass Pacific's Intermediate Algebra Math Placement Exam
  • Successfully complete MATH 5 (Intermediate College Algebra) or MATH 35 (Elementary Statistical Inference) with a grade of C- or higher (or an equivalent course from another college or university with a grade of C or better).

To view math placement charts, click here.


Placement Testing: Math Placement tests are given throughout the semester. You can schedule your math placement exam by contacting us by email at, or phoning 209-946-2458.



Update: All Math Lab tutoring has moved remotely. Individual appointments can be made by visiting the below General Academic Tutoring Center scheduling site. Drop-in tutoring has been suspended for MATH 93 and 5, but will return and is available during open lab hours in the Math Lab (Library, 2nd floor). Drop-in support for other math courses may also be available, so students should feel free to stop by. Hours and individual appointments available at:

Please direct all questions to


Contact Us

Andrew Pitcher, M.A.

Math Skills Program
Instructor and Director

Andrew Pitcher has a degree in Mathematics from University of the Pacific and a graduate degree in Mathematics from UC Davis. He is currently working on a doctorate of education at Pacific. His research interests include student success in developmental mathematics and math placement. He has taught developmental math at Pacific since 2003. In this position, he also oversees tutoring in the Math Lab and math placement.

Janice Putman-Gonzales
Manager, General Academic Tutoring Center


Students with documented disabilities may contact Daniel Nuss at 209.946.2879,, or for further assistance.