# Mathematical Sciences Testing Center

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**The Math Testing Center is currently closed. We are assessing the situation with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and will make changes to the schedule as needed. Please check this website before coming in to determine if the testing center is open. You may visit the main university page for updates https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus.
We are working on solutions to the math placement test. Check back for updates.
Please do not send emails asking for updates on the availability of the math placement test. All updates will be posted here. Emails regarding the availability of the placement test will not be answered nor responded to.**

The testing center is located in Exploratory Hall, Room 4107 (4th floor).

All testing must be completed by the end of the posted testing session. Students need to arrive with enough time to complete their test in order to begin the exam, **minimum of 1 hour before closing**. Students who arrive late will not be permitted to take the test.

If you will need academic accommodations for the Math Placement Test, please contact **Disability Services at ods@gmu.edu **or **703-993-2474**.

## Math Placement Test Resources

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

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

## Policies

- You have 2 chances per section, per year (February 2020 to February 2021) to take the test.
**You need to bring a photo ID. The photo can not be faded.****Test is given first come, first served basis. Registration is not required.**- Testing ends at the posted times. You must arrive with enough time to complete the test in order to begin, minimum of 1 hour before closing.
- Once you start a section you must finish it in the given time period. You do not need to take all sections on the same day.
- If you fail a section you must wait until the next day at the earliest to retake that section.
- You may use a scientific calculator.
**Graphing calculators and CAS calculators are not permitted.** - Scores will be uploaded for registration within 24 hours of you taking the test.
- By taking the test, you agree to the University Honor Code Policy.
- Students who wish to retake the test are advised to wait at least one week so that they can sufficiently study the appropriate material.
- The score on the placement test will be valid for three consecutive semesters, including the summer.
- 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.

## Time limit for each section

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

Algebra I | 45 minutes |

Algebra II | 30 minutes |

Transcendentals | 30 minutes |

Basic Algebra | 36 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:**

- If you did not receive a score of
**7**or**higher**on**Algebra II**, please contact Catherine Sausville at**csausvil@gmu.edu**for information about enrolling in**Math 123**.

### 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.

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