Mathematics Placement Test

All exams must be completed prior to your orientation date.

To learn your placement after you have taken your math placement test, return to the placement testing step on the New Student Checklist.


All first-year students are required to complete a math placement test, including those who expect pre-college credit (AP or IB) or who have earned college credit in mathematics.

Go to​ to get started on your math placement test.

Transfer Students

Transfer students who have not taken classes to fulfill the mathematical thinking liberal education requirement, or who are planning a major or program that requires math, may need to take a math placement test in order to register. Placement tests help you and your advisor understand if you are truly ready for the next class in a sequence, as not all courses are taught the same across institutions. If you have successfully completed a math course at another institution that transfers in as equivalent to a U of M course you may take the next course in the sequence without taking a placement test.

These majors and programs require math:

  • Astrophysics
  • Biology, Society, & Environment
  • Chemistry
  • Child Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Geography B.S.
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Pre-health science programs
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Urban Studies B.S.

The placement test must be completed in one sitting. You will need to keep track of time, so start a timer when you get to the question screen. Calculators and other resources are not allowed.

Got to​ to get started on your math placement test.