MU Math Placement - Department of Mathematics - University of Missouri - College of Arts and Science
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About the Math Placement Test

The University of Missouri requires that all students take a mathematics placement assessment to determine readiness for various courses. The required test is MyMathTest from Pearson Publishing.

MyMathTest covers material in three separate tests: Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra and Pre-Calculus. In order to progress to the College Algebra test, you must achieve a score of 70% or better on the Intermediate Algebra test. In order to progress to the Pre-Calculus test, you must achieve a score of 70% or better on the College Algebra test.

To see the minimum MyMathTest scores required for each math course, please see http://mathplacement.missouri.edu/prerequisite.html

Each test requires 30 – 60 minutes to complete. The number of questions will vary. The tests are untimed. You may complete the tests on separate days.

When taking MyMathTest, you are not allowed to receive assistance from others or use calculators. You are not allowed to visit other websites or online textbooks.

You can take the Math Placement Test as many times as you like. If you are dissatisfied with your scores, you will be given access to a targeted learning module to help you improve.