Math Testing

Placement Levels

Mathematical Sciences Placement Levels determine what courses you can take at the start of your academic career at UW-Milwaukee. Students who place well can test out of certain general education requirements or begin their studies at a higher level. A placement level can be achieved in several ways:

Placement Testing

For new freshmen or transfer and returning students, placement test scores may possibly be supplemented with ACT Mathematics subsection scores.  The Mathematics Placement Test is administered by the Registrar’s Office Testing Center. Policies, in particular retest policies on the mathematics placement test, can be found here.

Use the following links to view sample items and to learn more about the mathematics placement test:

Standardized Testing

Standardized testing following high school curriculum such as Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB).

Transfer Credit Assessment

Contact the math department undergraduate advisors to have credits earned at another institution assessed. Some courses in the UW-System have already been evaluated. Search the UW Transfer Information System for your courses.

Course Work at UWM

Course work at UWM can factor into your placement level depending on your placement code. See below.

Mathematics Placement Levels and Placement Code

Math placement levels are determined for courses in Math 092, 094, 098, 103, 105, 116, 117, 175, 205, 211, 221, 231, 341, and Math Stat 215. Changes Effective September 2, 2014.

For current placement level information, please visit the Schedule of Classes.

Note: Credit for Math 211 by either the AP or IB exams is interpreted as a C or better in Math 211 in the following lists.  AP credit determination can be found here.

Basic Skills Testing

Math 175: Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers

Gateway Testing

Math 231: Calculus and Analytic Geometry 
Calculus Gateway Practice Exams

Hours of Operation – Spring 2015

Monday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

All testing is conducted at NWQ B 2461.

Hours subject to change without notice.  The testing center will close 30 minutes early if there are no students taking tests.  You must arrive 30 minutes prior to closing time to take an exam.  You must present a valid UWM student ID to take an exam.

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