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When should I take the exam?

You should take the placement exam at the latest by June 1, so that your advisor and the Mathematics Department will know which courses you will be eligible for before you arrive on campus.

What is the exam like?

The on-line exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that test a range of topics from arithmetic to pre-calculus. The test is divided into three sections of 20 questions each. Please plan on having 90 minutes available to complete the test. You may take this test at home if you have a computer, or go to a library or school, which allows you public access to the web.

Can I prepare for the exam?

Please feel free to study for the exam. Several websites are available to help you review and prepare for the math placement test.


If you are unhappy with your exam score, you have the ability to go back in and take the test a second time. We will count your best score when planning your enrollment for the fall.

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