Math Placement Testing

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Math Placement Test Overview

The math placement test is a computer-based test used to determine a student's math preparedness. It is designed to be taken without the use of calculators or other aids.

The math placement test consists of multiple choice questions that are presented one at a time. With each correct answer, a more difficult question is presented. As soon as the program determines the level of mathematical preparation, it will display your placement score on your monitor. Record/print your score.

You may take the math placement test two times (required wait to retake is at least three weeks between testing dates). Math placement scores are valid for two years.

Math Placement Test Topics and Resources

Here are the topics covered on the test:

  • Operations with algebraic expressions
  • Factoring algebraic expressions
  • Linear equations
  • Linear inequalities
  • Two equations in two unknowns
  • Quadratic equations
  • Quadratic inequalities
  • Exponents and radicals
  • Word Problems
  • Polynomials and Polynomial Equations
  • Rational expressions
  • Graphs of functions
  • Composition of functions
  • Absolute value
  • Trigonometric values and radians
  • Trigonometric identities
  • Logarithmic and exponential functions
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Free Tutorials For College Preparation

UC Blue Ash College has provided a free series of tutorials to help students prepare for college level work as they get ready for starting their first year of college. The tutorials will also review materials for the Math and English placement tests.

Take the Math Placement Test

The math placement test is offered both on campus and online.  

Math Placement Test Scoring Guide

The Math Placement Test score indicates the math course at UC that is appropriate for a students skill level. The Math Placement score is provided to the UC Blue Ash Academic Advising staff to assist students with Math course enrollment when they attend Orientation.

Score Range





MATH0034  Intermediate Algebra


MATH0031  Introductory Algebra


MATH0029  Mathematical Literacy


MATH0030  Fundamentals of Algebra




MATH1061 Calculus I


MATH1044  Applied Calculus I


MATH1071  Intro to Discrete Math


MATH1026  Pre-Calculus


MATH1022  Trigonometry


MATH1021  College Algebra


STAT1034  Elementary Statistics I 


STAT1031  Intro to Statistics 


MATH1014  Mathematics of Social Choice 


MATH1012  Mathematics in Management Science


MATH1008  Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning 

Retake Policy

All students are given the option to retake the test one time. Retakes must be taken on campus and will be proctored by UC staff. You are required to wait three weeks between testing dates.

If you are beginning classes with UC Blue Ash in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019, please go to to register. When you log in, scroll down to the Retake Section and check the box next to Math Placement Test Retake.

If you enrolled in classes with UC Blue Ash prior to Summer 2019, email to schedule your Math Placement Test retake.