Math Placement Test

Students who are going to take an introductory calculus course (MATH 122Q, 130, or 141Q) are required to take the online math placement test. They will be allowed to enroll in the calculus course only if their score on the placement test shows that they are adequately prepared to begin the course. Students who want or need to take calculus but are not adequately prepared will have the option of enrolling in a non-credit online review course to enhance their skills.

Taking the Math Placement Test

The test consists of 25 questions and there is a 30 minute time limit once you begin. Directions for taking the test are provided at the bottom of the following web page: Math Placement Test.

Getting Placement Test Results

The Math Placement Coordinator will review you exam score and add a note to the bottom of the Degree Audit in your My Stetson account. The note will say one of the following things:

Mathematics Review Course and Retaking Placement Test

Students who want to or are required to take a calculus course, but score too low to be approved for the desired course, may review the topics that gave them difficulty on the placement test and retake the test. They are invited to contact the Math Placement Coordinator (Dr. Lisa Coulter) to discuss what areas should be reviewed. One option for doing the needed review is by enrolling in a non-credit online course offered through Hawkes Learning Systems. See Math Placement Test for directions for enrolling in the online course.

Students who wish to retake the placement test arrange to do so by contacting the Math Placement Coordinator.

Student Receiving Credit For Calculus Through AP, IB, or AICE Exams

Students who receive credit for MATH 141P because of adequate scores on AP, IB, or AICE exams will be allowed to register for additional calculus courses even if they do not do well on the Math Placement Test. They should be aware that the test is showing weak areas in their preparation which may lead to difficulties in the class, and it is strongly recommended that they review those areas before proceeding.


Revised: 05/06/15