Mathematical Sciences

College of Science

Math Placement Test

 

SCHEDULE

 

ALL TEST ARE IN EXPLORATORY HALL, ROOM 4107 (4th floor)

All testing must be completed by the end of the posted testing session.  Students need to arrive with enough time to complete their test in order to begin the exam. Students who arrive late will not be permitted to take the test.

 

Fall 2016 Schedule
Mondays 9:00am-8:00pm
Tuesdays 10:00am-4:00pm
Wednesdays 9:00am-8:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am-8:00pm
Fridays Closed





 

Policies:

  • You have 2 chances per section, per year (March 2016 - January 2017) to take the test.
  • You need to bring a photo ID.  The photo can not be faded.
  • Test is given first come, first served basis.  Registration is not required.
  • Testing ends at the posted times.  You must arrive with enough time to complete the test in order to begin.
Section Time Limit
Algebra I 45 minutes
Algebra II 30 minutes
Transcendentals 30 minutes
Basic Algebra 36 minutes
  • Once you start a section you must finish it in the given time period. You do not need to take all sections on the same day.
    • If you fail a section you must wait until the next day at the earliest to retake that section.
    • You may use a scientific calculator, graphing calculators are not permitted.
    • Scores will be uploaded for registration within 24 hours of you taking the test.
    • By taking the test, you agree to the University Honor Code Policy.
    • Students who wish to retake the test are advised to wait at least one week so that they can sufficiently study the appropriate material.
    • The score on the placement test will be valid for three consecutive semesters, including the summer.
    • The purpose of the Math Placement Test is to determine if you are prepared to take a particular course. You cannot use it to get credit or a waiver for any course.

     

      AP/IB test score exemptions

      If you receive a 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB Exam or 4 or higher on the IB HL Exam, you may register for Math 113.  If you receive a 5 or higher on the IB SL Exam, you may register for Math 108.   E-mail Christine Amaya for override at camaya@gmu.edu and include a copy of your AP or IB scores with your name visible.


         

        A "Guide to the Placement Test" is available in the Bookstore for a minimal fee.  It contains topics covered and practice problems.  It does not contain a sample test. Please contact Gabriela Bulancea (gbulance@gmu.edu) with any requests or correspondence concerning the guide.

         

        Which placement test do I need?


        • For a list of math classes require for each degree click here .


        Course

         

        Section and Score Needed

         

        Options without that score:
        Retake the test after one week, OR:

        Math 106, Math 110, Math 111

        & Stat 250

        The placement test is not required for Math 106, Math 110, Math 111 or Stat 250 classes .

        Math 108,
        and 125

        Algebra I:
        13 or more

        Take the Algebra Math Program offered through the mathematics learning center. Enroll in Math 108 or 125 upon successful completion.

        Math 113

        Algebra I:

        13 or more

        &
        Algebra II:
        7 or more

        &
        Transcendentals:
        7 or more

        Less than 13 on Algebra I:

        Take the Algebra Math Program offered through the mathematics learning center. Enroll in Math 105. Then enroll in Math 113 after achieving a grade of C or better in Math 105.

        More than 13 in Algebra I, but did not pass Algebra II nor Transcendentals: Take Math 105, then after achieving a grade of C or better, you then would enroll in Math 113.

        More than 13 in Algebra I and more than 7 in Algebra II but do not pass Transcendentals: Take Math 104, then after achieving a grade of C or better, you could enroll in Math 113.

        Math 123

        Algebra I:

        13 or more

        &
        Algebra II:
        7 or more

        If you did not receive a score of 7 or higher on Algebra II, please contact Catherine Sausville at csausvil@gmu.edu for information about enrolling in Math 123.

        Math 105

        Algebra I:

        13 or more

        Take the Algebra Math Program offered through the mathematics learning center. Enroll in Math 105 upon successful completion.

        Math 104

        (Offered online only)

        Algebra I:

        13 or more

        &
        Algebra II:
        7 or more

        Less than 13 in Algebra I:

        Take the Algebra Math Program offered through the mathematics learning center. Enroll in Math 105. Then enroll in Math 113 after achieving a grade of C or better in Math 105.

        Less than 7 in Algebra II:

        Take Math 105, then after achieving a grade of C or better, you then would enroll in Math 113.

        More than 13 in Algebra I, 7 or more in Algebra II, but did not pass the Transcendentals: Take Math 104, then after achieving a grade of C or better, you then would enroll in Math 113.

         

         

         

         

        If you have questions, send an e-mail to Catherine Sausville at csausvil@gmu.edu