Calculus Placement Exam

Summary: Students planning on registering for Calculus I, Math-035, Fall or Spring must take an online placement test, preferably in Summer, 2016, to avoid potential registration problems.

Because Math-035, Calculus I, is taught at a high level, with an added emphasis on both concepts and contexts, many students struggle with this course. To insure students are ready for this course, we require a passing grade on our online placement test (excluding students who earned a 4 or 5 on either the Advanced Placement AB or BC exam) to register. To access this test, go to

At the login screen, click ‘register’ and fill in your name, NetId, and e-mail address.  Also create a login and password for yourself and keep it handy and safe.

After creating your account, you are taken back to the login page where you can now click ‘login’.
Once inside, you will see “Math Placement Tests.” Click on this and you will see “Calculus Readiness Test 2016” Click on this link to begin the test. Once you begin you have one hour to complete.  At the end of the test, you will receive your score. If you did not score 18 or above, you may review algebra and try again by taking  “Calculus Readiness Test 2016, retake”.

Students who do not score 18 or above on either test are not allowed to take Math-035 and should take Calculus with Review, Math-029, in the Fall. This three credit course introduces the same concepts of calculus, but at a slower pace and with added emphasis on applications and algebraic review as needed. Students taking this course will continue in the Spring with specially marked sections of Calculus I, Math-035, in which they continue from where they left off in the Fall.  At the end of the year, the students will have had the equivalent of Math-035, plus will have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the applications of calculus to different fields.  Math-029 does not satisfy any distributional requirements, but does count as an elective.