# Mathematical Sciences Testing Center

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- Undergraduate Honors Program in Mathematics

## Main navigation

## Section Navigation: Mathematical Sciences Department

- Graduate Programs
- Majors and Minors
- Contact Us
- Advising and Student Support
- Applied and Computational Math Seminar
- Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry Seminar (CAGS)
- Committees
- Directions to the Mathematics Department
- Faculty and Staff
- Math Careers
- Math Tutoring
- Mathematical Sciences Course Syllabi
- Mathematical Sciences Testing Center
- Mathematics Colloquium
- PDEs and Data Control Seminar
- Research and Centers
- Scientific Computing Workshops
- Seminar on Satellite Image Analysis via Deep Learning
- Seminars and Colloquia
- Student Math Organizations
- Topology, Algebraic Geometry, and Dynamics Seminar (TADS)
- Undergraduate Honors Program in Mathematics

## Online Math Placement Testing

For the **Spring 2021 **semester, the Math Department is waiving the prerequisites for Math 105, Math 108, and Math 125. If you need to enroll in either of these courses, please fill out the Course Registration Override Request so an override can be issued.

Students who want to register for Math 123 or 113 will be able to take the Math Placement Test online. After passing the Math Placement Test, students will be able to enroll in either Math 123 or 113 within 24 hours.

The Math 113/123 placement tests will be available starting the week of Nov. 9th.

*Important Information*

- The purpose of the Math Placement Test is to determine if you are prepared to take a particular course. You cannot use it to get credit or a waiver for any course.
- You have 2 chances per section, per year (February 2020 to February 2021) to take the test.
- The score on the placement test will be valid for three consecutive semesters, including the summer.
- You may use a scientific calculator.
**Graphing calculators and CAS calculators are not permitted.** - The test contains 3 sections for a total duration of 1hour and 45 minutes.
- Sections have to be completed back-to-back.
- If you fail a section you must wait until the next day at the earliest to retake that section.
- Have your ID ready to be checked before your test. Your photo can not be faded.
- By taking the test, you agree to the University Honor Code Policy. Any student, who takes the placement test outside the time they are registered for, or without registration, will loose one of the ONLY two attempts and will be sent to the Academic Integrity Office for a Honor Code violation.
- Students who wish to retake the test are advised to wait at least one week so that they can sufficiently study the appropriate material.
- If you will need academic accommodations for the Math Placement Test, please contact
**Disability Services at ods@gmu.edu**or**703-993-2474**.

*Placement Test Registration Instructions*

You can register for a placement test as early as 21 days and as late as 48 hours before the test date.

Placement tests will be proctored via zoom. You will join the zoom meeting through your phone or tablet, and will take the test on your computer.

Zoom meeting instructions and directions to access the test will be sent to you 24 hours prior to your test time.

- Log in to your Navigate account using your GMU username and password.
- Click "Get Assistance" in the upper right corner.
- What type of appointment would you like to schedule? - Choose Learning Assistance.
- Which office would you like to see? - Choose Math Placement Testing Center.
- What service would you like to schedule - Choose Math Testing Center Reservation.
- Next
- What location do you prefer? - Choose Mathematical Sciences Testing Center (placement test is offered online and not in-person).
- Confirm location/service or select specific tutor - Choose Khankan, Sarah.
- Next
- Choose your appointment date and time.

**Note:**

The time slot on Nagivate shows the starting time of the exam. Be available for two hours from your starting time. Example: if you choose the 8:30-8:45am time slot, then you will be expected to start your exam during that time slot and work on it for the next 105 minutes.

## Math Placement Test Resources

Please look at the Testing Center FAQ's first, if you still have questions, send an e-mail to **Christine Amaya **at **camaya@gmu.edu.**

If you have questions about the Online Algebra Tutorial Program, pleased send an e-mail to **Gabriela Bulancea** at **gbulance@gmu.edu.**

## Time limit for each section

Section | Time limit |
---|---|

Algebra I | 45 minutes |

Algebra II | 30 minutes |

Transcendentals | 30 minutes |

## Scores Needed for Courses

### Math 106, Math 110, Math 111 & Stat 250

**Section and Score Needed:**

- N/A

**Options without that score:
Retake the test after one week, OR:**

- The placement test is not required for these classes.

### Math 108 and 125

**Section and Score Needed:**

**Algebra I:**13 or more

**Options without that score:
Retake the test after one week, OR:**

- Enroll in the Online Algebra Math Tutorial offered through the mathematics department. Enroll in
**Math 108**or**125**upon successful completion.

### Math 105

**Section and Score Needed**

**Algebra I:**13 or more

**Options without that score:
Retake the test after one week, OR:**

- Enroll in the Online Algebra Math Tutorial offered through the mathematics department. Enroll in
**Math 105**upon successful completion.

### Math 123

**Section and Score Needed**

**Algebra I:**13 or more**Algebra II:**7 or more

**Options without that score:
Retake the test after one week, OR:**

- More than
**13**in**Algebra I**, but did not pass**Algebra II**:- Take
**Math 105**, then after achieving a grade of**C**or better, you then would enroll in**Math 123 or Math 113**.

- Take

### Math 113

**Section and Score Needed**

**Algebra I:**13 or more**Algebra II:**7 or more**Transcendentals:**7 or more

**Options without that score:
Retake the test after one week, OR:**

- Less than
**13**on**Algebra I**:- Enroll in the
**Online Algebra Math Tutorial**offered through the mathematics department. Enroll in**Math 105**upon successful completion. Then enroll in**Math 113**after achieving a grade of**C**or better in**Math 105**.

- Enroll in the
- More than
**13**in**Algebra I**, but did not pass**Algebra II**nor**Transcendentals**:- Take
**Math 105**, then after achieving a grade of**C**or better, you then would enroll in**Math 113**.

- Take
- More than
**13**in**Algebra I**and more than**7**in**Algebra II**but do not pass**Transcendentals**:- Take
**Math 123**, then after achieving a grade of**C**or better, you could enroll in**Math 124**. Both Math 123 and Math 124 will be equivalent to Math 113.

- Take