First Year Student Math Placement Test Instructions
All first year students, regardless of AP/IB credit will be required to take the Math Placement Test at their START program before meeting with an advisor.
Transfer Student Math Placement Test Instructions
Transfer students who have not successfully completed college level math will be required to take the Math Placement Test before meeting with an advisor at START. College level math is defined as Math 111 (or equivalent) and above. If your college level math was taken more than 1 year ago, please contact your college directly to determine if you will need to take the Math Placement Test.
The Math Placement Test is designed to assist academic advisors in placing you in the appropriate level of math given your current skill level. Therefore an accurate score on the Math Placement Test is vital in order to provide you with a correct placement. Calculators will not be allowed- the test is intentionally designed not to require a calculator.
For information on the historical correlation between math placement tests, SAT scores and math success rates, see: http://www.math.oregonstate.edu/mlc_placement
If you feel you did not do well on the test and should be placed at a higher level, you will have the opportunity to speak about your placement with an academic advisor at your START session.