## 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**

**Please visit the UWM Testing Center in Mellencamp Hall, Room B28**

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:

- Mathematics Placement Test Description and Sample Items
- Practice Material
- Suggestions for Improving Exam Results

**Standardized Testing**

Attaining certain scores on standardized testing following high school curriculum such as Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB), may be used for math placement. You can view UW-Milwaukee’s AP score acceptance policy here and our IB acceptance policy here.

**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 used as prerequisites for many lower division Math courses.

For current placement level information, please Math Placement Test Score to Code Conversion page.

## Basic Skills Testing

**Now Located in Physics Building, Room 330
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*Effective March 21, 2016*

**Math 175: Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers**

## Gateway Testing

##### Now Located in Physics Building, Room 330

**Fall 2016 Hours:**

- Monday: 9am-8pm
- Tuesday: 11am-6pm
- Wedesday: 9am-3pm & 5pm-8pm
- Thursday: 10am-7pm
- Friday: 9:30am-12pm

*First day of Operations: Tuesday, September 6, 2016*

*Closed for Thanksgiving Recess: November 23-25, 2016*

*Last day of Operations: Wednesday December 14, 2016*

*The testing center will NOT be open on the Study Day Thursday December 15, 2016*

**Math 231: Calculus and Analytic Geometry **

**Calculus Gateway Practice Exams**

- Limits for Math 231 only
- Differentiation for Math 231 only
- Graphing for Math 231 only
- Integration and Anti-differentiation for Math 231 only
- Applications of Integration for Math 232
- Techniques of Integration for Math Math 232.

**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.