Calculus Readiness Assessment

Students planning to enroll in a first course in Calculus must first take a Calculus Readiness Assessment. This assessment measures students’ knowledge of concepts from Basic Math through Precalculus. Students must earn a minimum score of 75 to enroll in the standard one-semester Calculus I (MATH-1350) course. Students who earn a score between 40 and 74 must register in the one-year sequence of Calculus with Review A (MATH-1310) and Calculus with Review B (Math-1320), which cover the same concepts at a slower pace, incorporating Algebra and Precalculus reviews as needed. MATH-1310 does not satisfy the general education requirement in mathematics and is counted as a free elective. Students will get math credit only after completion of MATH-1320. They will then be able to move on to other courses that have Calculus I as prerequisite.

The Calculus Readiness Assessment must be taken before enrolling in either MATH-1310 or MATH-1350. Once students have enrolled in MATH-1310, they must take the sequence MATH-1310/MATH-1320 and cannot switch to MATH-1350. In particular, a student who has enrolled in MATH-1310 cannot retake the Calculus Readiness Assessment in order to switch into MATH-1350.

The Calculus Readiness Assessment consists of up to 30 questions and must be completed in one 2-hour sitting. It is an open-response assessment (not multiple choice) that requires students to work out solutions to be entered into the system. Once an answer is submitted, it cannot be changed, so be sure to check your answer carefully before submitting it. No outside resources can be consulted for help. An on-screen calculator is provided if one is needed to complete a particular problem. Otherwise, the use of a calculator is not allowed.

Students can attempt the Calculus Readiness Assessment up to three times. If students do not obtain a score of at least 75 on the first attempt, they must spend at least 5 hours working through the individualized Prep and Learning Modules and wait at least 48 hours before their second attempt. The same applies between the second and third attempt.

Click the link below to start the Calculus Readiness Assessment. A valid Georgetown NetID and password are needed to start the assessment: