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MATH PLACEMENT TEST PREPARATION

The Math Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) has four different levels.  Choose the level you feel you are best prepared to take.  Sample questions are available for each test. You may wish to use MyMathTest to help you prepare for the placement test.  

Math placement test scores are only valid for one year.  If you took the math test more than one year prior to the date you register and you did not take a math class during that year, you will need to retest. 

MATH DECISION CHART 

​Your Previous
Math Background
Your Recommended
Math Placement Test​
You may have the best chance of
success in these courses​


Little or no Algebra or
Some Algebra
but not recently

 

LEVEL I
Algebra Readiness

​Basic Math – Math N05
Essential Math – Math N06
Pre-Algebra – Math N47, N48
Elementary Algebra – Math 060
(no minimum score needed)
​One year of Algebra and
one year of Geometry
completed recently.

 

 

LEVEL II
Elementary Algebra
Diagnostic

 

Elementary Algebra – Math 060
Geometry – Math 070
Intermediate Algebra – Math 080/081
(minimum score of 17 needed to place
in lowest class in this level)

​One or two years of Algebra
but not recently,
need to review before
advancing to the next level.

 


​Two years of Algebra and
One year of Geometry
completed recently

LEVEL III
Intermediate Algebra
Diagnostic

​Liberal Arts Math – Math 105
College Algebra – Math 140
Finite Math – Math 145
Business Calculus – Math 150
Trigonometry – Math 160
Statistics – Math 219
(minimum score of 18 needed to place
in lowest class in this level)
​Two years of Algebra and
One year of Geometry and
Trigonometry or Math Analysis or Pre-calculus
completed recently.

LEVEL IV
Pre-calculus
Diagnostic

​Pre-calculus – Math 170
Calculus – Math 180
(minimum score of 16 needed to place
in lowest class in this level)

* You may take each level only once every semester. ​ ​
You can take a DIFFERENT level at any time.
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