must take the Math Placement Exam before coming to New Student Orientation. There are no exemptions from taking the Math Placement Exam for first year students.
encouraged to take the Math Placement Exam before coming to New Student Orientation, and are required to take the Math Placement Exam if they do not have equivalent credit for MATH140 and have received a 2.0 in that class or are entering the School of Public Health (SPHL) or College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS), regardless of prior course work and credits. School of Engineering (ENGR) and School of Business (BMGT) transfer students do not need to take the Math Placement Exam.Once you start one portion of the exam, you are required to finish it - so don't start unless you are ready! You may take each part separately, but all parts must be complete before coming to your program.
Your score will automatically be sent to your academic adviser who will then help you to pick the right math courses when you're on campus for New Student Orientation. It is to your advantage to follow all Math Placement Exam instructions and policies. Soliciting outside help with the exam can only hurt you if it results in your placement into a math course/track beyond your true ability.
Before starting your Math Placement Exam, you should have signed up for a Directory ID. Your Directory ID is the set of characters before the
Directory ID: jdoe
We recommend reviewing the following information to help you prepare for the Math Placement Exam. The format of the test, topics covered, test-taking strategies, and sample problems are provided.
After clicking the Math Placement Exam link on the bottom of this page you will see the login screen.
We encourage you to read over the provided Math Placement Exam information before taking the exam. The exam consists of four parts and one directions section. Please complete the Math Placement Exam directions section before taking the exam. After you complete the directions section, you may complete the remaining sections in any order you wish. It is recommended that you complete the sections in numerical order. Remember, once you start one portion of the exam, you are required to finish it - so don't start unless you are ready! You may take each part separately, but all parts must be complete before coming to your program. Click on Part 1 to start taking the exam. Once you finish the first part, come back to the home screen and continue with Parts 2, 3 and 4.
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If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the Math Placement Exam, please contact the Math Department directly at place@math.umd.edu. |