Please Note: The actual Placement Exam is multiple choice and a calculator is allowed only on select portions of the first part. Be sure to practice without one.
Placement is determined using a combination of your scores from each part you take. Below are general guidelines for placement levels, however, you may take higher level sections than your placement goal, for further placement opportunities.


 

Mathematics Placement Chart

Please see the Testing Department page for restrictions on placement.

Level 4

MAT/STA 2210, MAT 2010 or lower

Level 3

MAT 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800 or lower

Level 2

MAT 0995, 1050 or lower

Level 1 or no placement

MAT 0993, MAT 1000 or STA 1020 (These courses do not require any placement to enroll.)


 

Practice for the Exam

The placement exam begins with a subtest called Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QRAS).  All students, regardless of what course they are attempting to place into, will start with this subtest.  It is designed to give initial placement into Level 2.

  • Practice for QRAS Subtest - All students, regardless of what course they are attempting to place into, must take this subtest of the exam.

  • Practice for Arithmetic Subtest - Use this if you would like to practice your arithmetic skills.
     
  • If you would like to experience a sample of what the exam is like, use the free Accuplacer practice app.  Only use the app tests for the Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QRAS) and the arithmetic test (if you would like to practice your arithmetic).

The following are practice materials for parts B and C of the exam.

 

Additional practice for Part B is available by working Previous MAT 1050 Final Exams.


Additional practice for Part C is available by working Previous MAT 1800 Final Exams.

 

Do you need extra help?

Students should review thoroughly before taking the Placement Exam.  The Mathematics Resource Center, located in room 1198 FAB, is available for assistance. The Academic Success Center also offers tutoring and Math Literacy Services.

Students may visit Advising Works to schedule an appointment with a Department of Mathematics academic advisor to discuss their placement situation.

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