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 Winter transfers starts 18 November. The placement and sample tests are only available starting then.
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:
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