Office of the University Registrar

Placement Tests

Mathematics

All incoming freshmen are required to take the Mathematics Placement Test if they plan to take any of the following math courses:

  • MATH 111 Algebra with Applications
  • MATH 120 Pre-calculus
  • MATH 124 Calculus with Analytic Geometry
  • MATH 144 Calculus for the Biological Sciences

Most students interested in science, engineering, business, and medicine take math their first quarter.

Which Placement Test Should I take?

  • Intermediate Mathematics Placement Test if you intend to start college mathematics with MATH 120 Pre-calculus or MATH 111 Algebra with Applications. The Intermediate test will give you the opportunity to place into MATH 098, 111, or 120.
  • Advances Mathematics Placement Test if you intend to start college mathematics study with the first quarter of a calculus series. Also, if you earned A and B grades in a solid three- to four-year program of college-preparatory mathematics—including pre-calculus, math analysis, and/or calculus—you should take the Advanced test. The Advanced test will give you the opportunity to place into MATH 089, 111, 120, 124, or 144.

Additional information on Mathematics Placement Testing is available by visiting the Academic Placement Testing Programs web site.

Foreign Language

Most student need to take one year or more of college foreign language to complete their degree. For instance, students graduating from the college of Arts and Sciences need to complete the third-quarter level of foreign language. Students in certain majors, such as international studies or French, need to complete more than a year. Students in Business Administration and Engineering, however do not have a foreign language requirement for graduation. If you are uncertain whether or not you should take a foreign language, or whether you will be required to take one, consult an adviser at your Advising and Registration session.