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Math Placement Test Prep

Eight Could Save You Four

The math placement test determines at what level you start your college math. Placing into the appropriate college level math course will save you time and tuition, and you should study for the test to optimize your placement.  Avoid the feeling you have been placed in the wrong math course.  If you have not looked at math in the last three months or did not take math in your senior year, then this program is for you.

  • Greater confidence when you take the placement test
  • Online study/review pace controlled by you
  • Better placement test scores resulting in improved placement
  • Review of the necessary math skills tailored to your needs
  • Better preparation for any math course in the fall
  • Potential tuition savings of $3500 and four months of math class!

Student Cost
$10 and time. 
 This is a small price to pay because eight  hours could save you four months!  Find out more info and how to sign up!

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For those who want to work on their own

The material below is to be used as a basic guide, and not as a comprehensive prep activity which addresses every specific question included on the Placement Tests.

Basic Algebra (Math Test A) –
(All Majors not listed under Math Test B)

Depending on how you do, this test will place you in classes starting from Intermediate Algebra all the way up to a statistics class a pre-calculus. Here are some of the basics of what you should be prepared for on this test:

  • Algebraic expressions
  • Algebraic fractions
  • Arithmetic of rational numbers
  • Factoring
  • Fractional equations; linear equations
  • Graphing; linear equations
  • Linear equations
  • Linear inequalities; graphing
  • Operations with algebraic expressions
  • Operations with algebraic expressions; exponents
  • Polynomials
  • Quadratic equations
  • Radicals
  • Square of a binomial
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Word problems


Math A worksheet
This worksheet is not comprehensive but will give you a little practice.

Helpful Websites

Calculus Readiness (Math Test B) –
(Math, Science, Computer Science, Engineering Majors)

Depending on how you do, this test will place you in either Pre-Calculus or Calculus. The following subject material is included on this test:

  • Word problems; numerical awareness, geometry, concept formation
  • Logarithms; linear equations
  • Graphs; quadratics, Quadratic inequalities, Concept formation,
  • Exponential functions, linear equations, Systems of linear equations,
  • Trigonometric
  •  Exponents; arithmetic of rational numbers
  •  Numerical awareness; concept formation
  • Distance; geometry
  • Fractional equations
  • Factoring; operations with algebraic expressions
  • Geometry; functions
  • Functions; notation
  • Inequalities; absolute value
  • Special angles; trig functions
  • Trig identities

Math B Worksheet
This worksheet is not comprehensive but will give you a little practice.

Helpful Websites