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Department of Mathematics

Placement Exams


Calculus Placement with ALEKS PPL

In general, ALEKS PPL placement is required for enrollment in MATH 75, MATH 75A, or MATH 70. 

Alternately,

  • passing MATH 6 with an A or B is sufficient to enroll in MATH 75;
  • passing MATH 6 with a C or better is sufficient to enroll in MATH 75A or 70; and
  • passing MATH 3 or MATH 3L with a C is sufficient to enroll in MATH 70.

What if I Took High School Calculus?

Students who received A or B in high school Calculus class may be allowed to enroll in MATH 75, 75A, or 70 without taking the Calculus placement test. 

If you passed the AP Calculus AB test with a score of 3 or higher and submitted the official scores, you already have credit for MATH 75 and may enroll directly into MATH 76. If you passed the AP Calculus BC test with a score of 3 or higher, you have credit for MATH 75 and MATH 76 and may directly enroll in MATH 77.

CRT (Calculus Readiness Test)

*DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE CRT EXAM IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.* 

The CRT is a single placement exam consists of two parts* in one booklet:

  • The first 40 questions cover various topics, and

  • The last 10 questions are related to trigonometry.

Practice tests that illustrate some of the types of questions you will see in the Calculus Readiness Test can be taken online at:

*Students in biology that are trying to place in MATH 70 DO NOT need to take the trigonometry part of the CRT.