Math and Computer Science

Undergraduate Math Program

Mathematics Placement Test

All students who intend to take mathematics courses or who need to satisfy the University's mathematics proficiency requirement (with the exception of students with advanced-placement credit in calculus) must take the mathematics placement test, which can be taken on-line anytime.

Based on placement test scores, some students will be required to pass IDND017 Foundations of Quantitative Thinking, offered through COPACE before they enroll in a formal analysis course.

Other students, who place at levels ranging from precalculus through MATH124, must begin in a course corresponding to their placement test scores. This course must not be higher or lower than the test score indicates. Students may challenge their placement by taking backup placement tests.

Math Placement Test Instructions

You can take the on-line Mathematics Placement Test anytime.

  1. Go to the Math Placement Course on Cicada and login with your username and password.
  2. When you are ready to begin, under "Administration" on the left side of the page, click "Enroll me in this course."
  3. On the left, under "Activities," click on "Quizzes." Both parts of the test can be found there.

Preview vs. Taking the Test

Note: When you're just previewing, you can read through the information about the test, but you can't actually take the test until you enroll.