# Math Placement Exam

### Do I Need to Take the Math Placement Exam?

If you have already earned credit for a college level math course, you are not required to take the math placement exam. Your transfer course will guide which course is right for you.

Students interested in pursuing the following majors must take the math placement exam or provide transfer credit to ensure they are placed into the correct math course. If you are currently undecided, but believe you may pursue one of the following majors in the future, we recommend that you take the math placement exam.

- Biology
- Chemistry
- Computer Science
- Economics
- Environmental Science or Environmental Studies
- Geology
- Management
- Pre-health programs
- Pre-Engineering
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Statistics

### Refresh Your Math Skills: Complete Math Practice

Download sample test questions or review materials

- Practice test questions for basic algebra
- Practice test questions for functions and trigonometry
- A more substantial review of basic algebra

### Practice Using WebWork: the System Used for the Math Placement Exam

*If you are a new student you must claim your UMN email address before taking these steps.*

- Log in using your:
- Username (Internet ID; this is the first letters and/or numbers of your University email address. For example, ed000 for ed000@morris.umn.edu)
- Password (Student ID; this is a 7-digit number)
- NOTE: username and password must be lowercase as login is case-sensitive

- Click the “Practice Test” link to begin
- Use “Jump to page 2” to move forward
- A countdown clock with test time remaining will appear in the upper right corner
- Click “Grade Test” at the bottom of the page when finished
- A confirmation that your test was recorded will appear (you will not see exam results)
- At the top left of the page, navigate back to the main page to take the practice exam again or begin the math placement exam.

### Take the Math Placement Exam

Many students take the math placement exam as part of summer orientation before they register for classes. Current students can retake the placement exam at no charge but may need their access reset; contact ummscc@morris.umn.edu for assistance.

You have up to 60 minutes to complete the exam. The placement exam is eight pages with five questions on each page. You may not use a calculator.

- Log in using your username and password
- Username (Internet ID; this is the first letters and/or numbers of your University email address. For example, ed000 for ed000@morris.umn.edu)
- Password (Student ID; this is a 7-digit number)
- NOTE: username and password must be lowercase as login is case-sensitive

- Click “Take Placement Test” link to begin
- Use the “Jump to page” to move forward in the exam
- A countdown clock with test time remaining will appear in the upper right corner
- You must click “Grade Test” at the bottom of the page when finished in order for your test to be recorded in the system
- Confirmation that your test was recorded will appear (you will not see exam results)
**The staff assisting you with registration will inform you of your exam results**- Email ummssc@morris.umn.edu if you have questions or need assistance

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