Almost everyone. There are a very few specific exceptions listed on the page Who Needs It.
Yes, if you are planning on using the results to satisfy the math prerequisite for a course you want to take. If you do not take that course within three semesters of passing the placement test at the required level, then you will need to take the placement test again and pass it at the required level.
Yes, but you won’t have much time to do so. Before you arrive you will be given the opportunity to take a practice test and study more on your own using an ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning Module to try to place higher when you arrive at MUM. We strongly advise you to take this opportunity seriously. Alternatively, you can take the practice test and study more on your own when you arrive. The proctored placement test takes place two weeks after you arrive.
None. They aren’t allowed. Cell phones are not allowed either.
No, but if you change your major later to one that does require math, you will need to take a math placement test then.
No, but you will need to sign a form that you accept placement into Math 051 Basic Mathematics (the lowest level). On the other hand, it would be much better to take a practice placement test and use an ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning Module to try to place higher. Even if you don’t place higher, it will prepare you better for success in the class Math 051.
Yes. You may opt to try to place out of Calculus or to take the ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning assessment for the preceding courses.
Yes, if your major requires any mathematics courses or prerequisites, or if you intend to take any course with a mathematics prerequisite. The results of the math placement test take precedence over transfer credit at this level.
No, if the course you took elsewhere satisfies the math distribution requirement and your major requires no mathematics in addition to the distribution requirement.
Yes, the ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning used at MUM allows you to take the test up to 5 times in a one-year period. Furthermore, it gives you practice between tests.
No. MUM provides courses for you to review math you don’t remember. It does not have a system of tutors specifically for math placement purposes. However, if there is a math course being taught currently that has a tutor after class, you are welcome to come and ask them questions. The students in the class take precedence if the tutor is very busy. If you would like to hire a private tutor, please ask Anne Dow (firstname.lastname@example.org) for names and numbers of local tutors in Fairfield. There are also online companies that connect you with personal tutors, although MUM cannot guarantee their quality. One such company is Chegg Tutors.
You can still count a course taken elsewhere numbered Math 100 or above for your distribution requirement. However, you cannot use it to satisfy the prerequisite for any course you plan to enroll for at MUM, and you cannot use it to satisfy the mathematics requirements of a major or minor. This same rule may apply to students who completed mathematics courses at MUM in the past and are returning after more than one year to finish their degree.
Yes, if you left more than one year ago. No, if you left within the past year.
Yes, there will be a time set for a test for those who are not able to come to the initial test for new students. It will be a week later, probably on the next Saturday afternoon. See the Schedule of Tests.
No. You need to actually take a course in mathematics .You cannot fulfill this requirement by taking a placement test.
Yes. The units for any course you place out of that is required for your major counts towards the total units required for that major, although the units will not count towards the overall total units required for graduation.
Not necessarily. There have been students at MUM who started with Elementary Algebra and completed a math major. Starting with Basic Mathematics is also possible. But please do consult with your academic adviser in the Mathematics Department about it to see if it is right for you.
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