How This Works:
The Mathematics Placement Test is combined with several other factors to
predict the mathematics course in which new students at the University
will have the greatest success. After you have completed the test your
placement is sent to your academic advisor, with whom you meet before
registering.
This Test and Math at Michigan:
The placement test covers only precalculus mathematics: thus, you will
see some, but not all, of the math you have learned.
It is also a placement test, not a preview of math courses at
Michigan. The mathematics course(s) you will take here are very
different from the test, use calculators extensively and emphasize
conceptual understanding.
Note: the testing period for Spring placement testing starts 7 April. The placement and sample tests are only available starting then.
Procedure:
Take the placement test
before coming to campus for orientation.
It is essential that you take the test before
coming to campus. If you anticipate having trouble doing this, please
contact the Office of New Student Programs, <onsp(at)umich(dot)edu>
or 734-764-6413 as soon as possible.
To take the test, you need:
Other Information:
If you have questions about the Mathematics Placement Test, please
refer to the FAQ (list of frequently asked
questions). This includes information about how your placement is
affected by transfer or AP credit