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Math Placement Test

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 and/or 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.

Test Topics and Resources

  • 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

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

Your score on the math placement test indicates the math course at UC that is appropriate for a students skill level. The score is provided to the UC Blue Ash Academic Advising staff to assist students with math course enrollment when they attend orientation.

Math Placement Scores

Score Range

Course

DEVELOPMENTAL MATH

370-415

MATH0034 Intermediate Algebra

290-365

MATH0031 Introductory Algebra

260-415

MATH0029 Mathematical Literacy

0-285

MATH0030 Fundamentals of Algebra

COLLEGE-LEVEL MATH

750+

MATH1061 Calculus I

570+

MATH1044 Applied Calculus I

570+

MATH1071 Intro to Discrete Math

550+

MATH1026 Pre-Calculus

550+

MATH1022 Trigonometry

430+

MATH1021 College Algebra

420+

STAT1034 Elementary Statistics I

420+

STAT1031 Intro to Statistics

420+

MATH1014 Mathematics of Social Choice

420+

MATH1012 Mathematics in Management Science

420+

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. Review our retakes and appelas policy page.

Resources

Contact Information

Admission Office
Muntz Hall | Room 151
Phone: 513-745-5783
placementtesting@ucblueash.edu