Any student who intends to take a mathematics course at or below the level of
MATH 140 - Calculus I
must furnish proof to the department that he or she is prepared for that course.
One way to do that is by taking an appropriate Math Placement Test. A table with information
on the four versions of the test, including the expected background, the material covered, the placement action,
and links to practice tests is shown below.

**Level** |
**Background** |
**Material** |
**Practice** |

**Test A** |
Students who are not familiar with algebra. |
Arithmetic with whole numbers,
percentages,
simplification of polynomials and expressions
involving integers,
evaluation of polynomials,
solving linear equations,
graphing points and lines,
proportions,
radicals. |
Practice Test |

**Test B** |
Students who have studied two years of high school
algebra or one or two semesters of College Algebra. |
Rules for exponents (positive and negative integers), scientific notation, square roots,
manipulating literal fractions with letters in them, factoring,
solving linear equations, solving simultaneous equations, word problems,
lines and points graphed on a plane. |
Practice Test |

**Test C** |
Students who have successfully completed a precalculus course with trigonometry. |
Material covered in
Test B, + slopes and intercepts of straight lines,
parabolas and quadratic equations, exponential, logarithmic and
trigonometric functions, inverse functions. |
Practice Test |

**Test D** |
Students who have successfully completed a precalculus course. |
Material covered in
Test B, + slopes and intercepts of straight lines,
parabolas and quadratic equations, exponential, logarithmic and inverse functions. |
Practice Test |