## The Math Placement Exam is now available (link provided below). This replaces the previous Algebra and Calculus Placement Exams.

**All Marywood students** are required to take the Math Placement Exam. You are only exempt if you have:

- already taken and passed one of the prior placement exams
- have already taken all of the math course(s) that are required by your major
- have transferred in a Math course from another institution that was accepted to cover
**what is required by your major**

Students: If you do not know what math course you need to take to satisfy your math requirement, please contact your advisor.

If you score **at least 40%**, then you can register for the following Math courses. If you score less than 40% on the exam, then you must take MATH 095 and earn an S (Successful) before you can register for these courses.

MATH 130 - Mathematics for Contemporary Society

MATH 155 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

MATH 160 - Analysis of Functions (Pre-calculus)

Please note that MATH 120 does not require a minimum score on the Math Placement Exam.

If you score **at least 75%**, then you can register for MATH 170 - Applications of Calculus to the Life Sciences or MATH 211 - Calculus I. If you score less than 75%, then you must take MATH 160 and earn a C or better in order to register for MATH 170 or MATH 211.

The Math Placement Exam is **an online exam** and you may choose to **take it at any time**. **You only have one attempt allowed.** Once you start the exam, you must **finish it within 90 minutes**

What does the Exam cover?

Some of these topics are:

- Percentages
- Rounding
- Functional
notation - Factoring
- Basic arithmetic of integers, fractions, and real numbers in general, absolute values, interval notations;
- Rules of exponents, and Scientific Notation;
- Proportions, ratios, and word problems involving ratios and basic algebra;
- Basic geometry, including area, perimeter, and volume of simple shapes;
- The coordinate system (
xy -plane),distance between points; - Equations of lines and circles, and related concepts such as slope, x- and y-intercepts, center and radius;
Intersection of lines;- Solving linear equations and inequalities, including ones with absolute values;
- Polynomial operations and factoring;
- Solving quadratic equations through factoring or using the quadratic formula;
- Solving linear systems of equations (two by two);
- Functions and related concepts, such as function composition, inverse functions and graphing;
- Identifying graphs of common functions;
- Identifying horizontally/vertically translated function graphs;
- Logarithmic expressions and rules of logarithms;
- Exponential functions and logarithmic functions, including the natural exponential function and the natural logarithm function;
- Solving simple equations involving exponential and logarithmic functions;
- Trigonometric function definitions, trig. function values at special angles, the unit circle;
- Identifying trig. function graphs and their horizontal/vertical translations;
- Using trig. function concepts and identities to find trig. function values.

**Your username is the first part of your Marywood email (example: jsmith) (jsmith@m.marywood.edu) Do not use the @m.marywood.edu portion of your email address to log in to this exam**

**Your password is your Marywood ID # (example: 0123489) Please be sure to include the zero at the beginning.**

**Please click on this link to take the exam: http://www.marywood.edu/dash/student.html**

**Exam Results**

**Your score will be sent to the Registrar's Office and you will be able to access your results on the MarywoodYou portal:**

**Self-Service Menu**

**Student****Academic Planning****Student Planning****Test Summary****Placement Exam**

**If you have any technical difficulties with the exam, please contact Mark Pitely 570-348-6211 ext. 2926. (pitely@maryu.marywood.edu)**