Math Placement Exam Information

Summer 2014 Math Placement Exam Information

During Summer 2014, the placement exam will be offered on Sundays from 6 PM to 9 PM, Monday through Wednesday from 11 AM to 2 PM and from 6 PM to 9 PM, and on Thursday from 11 AM to 2 PM  (exceptions: the test will not be offered on the following dates and timesL Wednesday July 16 from 6 PM to 9 PM, Sunday July 20 from 6 PM to 9 PM, Sunday July 27 from 6 PM to 9 PM, Monday August 11th from 11 AM to 2 PM, and Monday August 18th from 11 AM to 2 PM).  For summer testing, report to the MaRC, OSS 235, at least 1 hour before the scheduled closing time.  The exam usually takes about 30 minutes, but can take up to 2 hours or occasionally more. Bring a pencil and scratch paper for scratch work.  There is no need to bring a calculator, as the calculator that you can use will be provided.

Students are allowed to take the test once each semester, with summer counting as part of the fall semester and J-term counting as part of spring semester.

Not all students need to take a placement exam. You only need to take the exam if any of the following apply to you (Note: these cutoffs were updated in March of 2014.  Students enrolled at that time who had already sent their test scores to UST will be placed under the old criteria; for more information about this, email jmnelson2@stthomas.edu):

  • your ACT Math score was less than 28 and you want to take MATH 113, Calculus I.
  • your ACT Math score was less than 25 and you want to take MATH 111, Business Calculus.
  • your ACT Math score was less than 23 and you want to take MATH 108, Calculus with Review I.
  • your ACT Math score was less than 20 and you want to take MATH 101, Finite Mathematics, or MATH 100, Mathematical Sampler.
  • You did not send your ACT scores to St. Thomas within 2 years of taking the test.

Results from the exam are available within 2 business days of taking the exam.

For information on preparing for a Placement Exam, click the tab for review materials on the left.

Contact MaRC Director John Nelson with any questions:

Office: OSS 233

Phone: 651-962-5529

Email: jmnelson2@stthomas.edu