ONLINE PLACEMENT TESTING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THE PLACEMENT TEST IS NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE FAIRFAX CAMPUS AND CAN ONLY BE TAKEN AT SPECIFIED DATES AND TIMES LISTED BELOW. PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION.
Policies:
Section | Time Limit |
Algebra I | 45 minutes |
Algebra II | 30 minutes |
Transcendentals | 30 minutes |
Basic Algebra | 36 minutes |
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 policies, topics covered and practice problems. It does not contain a sample test.
Which placement test do I need?
Course |
Section and Score Needed |
Options without that score: |
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Math 106 & Stat 250 |
The placement test is not required for Math 106 or Stat 250 classes. |
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Math 110 and 111 |
Basic-Algebra: |
Take the Basic Math Program offered through the mathematics learning center. Enroll in Math 110 or 111 upon successful completion. |
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Math 108, |
Algebra I: |
Take the Algebra Math Program offered through the mathematics learning center. Enroll in Math 108, 112 or 125 upon successful completion. |
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Math 113 |
Algebra I: 13 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. |
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Math 123 | Algebra I: 13 or more & |
If you did not receive a score of 7 or higher on Algebra II, please contact Mary Nelson at mnelso15@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. |
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Math 104 (Oftered online only) |
Algebra I: 13 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. |
DATES AND TIMES
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.
Monday | August 25 | 10:00am-2:00pm |
Tuesday | August 26 | 11:00am-6:00pm |
Wednesday | August 27 | 10:00am-4:00pm |
Thursday | August 28 | 11:00am-6:00pm |
Friday | August 29 | 10:00am-2:00pm |
Tuesday | September 2 | 11:00am-6:00pm |
If you have questions, send an e-mail to Catherine Sausville at csausvil@gmu.edu