Math Placement Testing

Math Placement Test Overview

The math placement test is a computer-based test used to determine a student's math preparedness. It is designed to be taken without the use of calculators or other aids.

The math placement test consists of multiple choice questions that are presented one at a time. With each correct answer, a more difficult question is presented. As soon as the program determines the level of mathematical preparation, it will display your placement score on your monitor. Record/print your score.

You may take the math placement test two times (required wait to retake is at least three weeks between testing dates). Math placement scores are valid for two years.


Math Placement Test Topics and Resources

Here are the topics covered on the test:

  • Operations with algebraic expressions
  • Factoring algebraic expressions
  • Linear equations
  • Linear inequalities
  • Two equations in two unknowns
  • Quadratic equations
  • Quadratic inequalities
  • Exponents and radicals
  • Word Problems
  • Polynomials and Polynomial Equations
  • Rational expressions
  • Graphs of functions
  • Composition of functions
  • Absolute value
  • Trigonometric values and radians
  • Trigonometric identities
  • Logarithmic and exponential functions
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Free Tutorials For College Preparation

UC Blue Ash College has provided a free series of tutorials to help students prepare for college level work as they get ready for starting their first year of college. The tutorials will also review materials for the Math and English placement tests.

Take the Math Placement Test

The math placement test is offered both on campus and online. However, only confirmed UC students may take the math placement test online.

Math Placement Test Scoring Guide

The Math Placement Test score indicates the math courses at UC that are appropriate for a person with your skill level, and it will be made available to your advisor to guide you during registration. 

Score Range

Course

 

DEVELOPMENTAL MATH

370-415

MATH0034  Intermediate Algebra

290-365

MATH0031  Introductory Algebra

260-415

MATH0029  Mathematical Literacy

0-285

MATH0030  Fundamentals of Algebra

 

COLLEGE-LEVEL MATH

750+

MATH1061 Calculus I

570+

MATH1044  Applied Calculus I

570+

MATH1071  Intro to Discrete Math

550+

MATH1026  Pre-Calculus

550+

MATH1022  Trigonometry

430+ 

MATH1021  College Algebra

420+

STAT1034  Elementary Statistics I 

420+

STAT1031  Intro to Statistics 

420+

MATH1014  Mathematics of Social Choice 

420+

MATH1012  Mathematics in Management Science

420+

MATH1008  Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning 

Retake Policy

All students are given the option to retake the test one time. Retakes must be taken on campus and will be proctored by UC staff. You are required to wait three weeks between testing dates. Go to www.ucblueash.edu/testoncampus to register.