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Math Placement Exam

There are two mathematics placement exams: the Calculus Readiness Exam and the Mathematics Placement Exam.

The exams are based on topics that you have covered in your high school courses. It is important that you complete this test on your own so that your advisor is provided a true understanding of your academic preparation.

Calculus Readiness Exam

If you are majoring in a science or technical major, you will take the Calculus Readiness exam. There are 32 questions on this examination and the following topics are covered:

  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Inequalities, Absolute Value, Interval Notation
  • Equations and Factoring
  • Polynomial Division, Completing the Square
  • Properties of Exponents and Radicals
  • Functional Notation
  • Compositions of Functions, Inverse Functions
  • Graphs of Functions
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Word Problems, Mathematical Modeling
  • Concept Formulation, Numerical Awareness

You should not use a calculator on the Calculus Readiness Exam. You are allowed 90 minutes to complete the exam.

Mathematics Placement Exam

If you are majoring in a non-technical major, you will take the Mathematics Placement Exam. There are 31 questions on this examination and the following topics are covered:

  • Arithmetic of Rational Numbers
  • Operations with Algebraic Expressions
  • Factoring and Algebraic Fractions
  • Exponents and Radicals
  • Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Graphing
  • Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
  • Functions
  • Logarithms
  • Absolute Values
  • Systems of Equations
  • Problem Solving
  • Estimation and Approximation

You may not use a calculator on the Mathematics Placement Exam. You are allowed 75 minutes to complete this exam.

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