Scoring
To place into

Minimum score of


Minimum grade of "C" in

MATH 1493 Applications of Modern Mathematics 
25 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 
MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses 
35 
OR 
MATH 1513 
MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (MATH 1483 with corequisite) 
2534 
OR 
None (Sections are only for students who do NOT require "Prep for Calculus" or Calculus)

MATH 1513 College Algebra 
40 
OR 
MATH 1483 
MATH 1513 College Algebra (MATH 1513 with corequisite) 
3039 
OR 
None 
MATH 1583 Applied Geometry and Trigonometry 
50 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 
MATH 1813 Preparation for Calculus 
56 
OR 
MATH 1513 
MATH 1813 Preparation for Calculus (MATH 1813 with corequisite) 
5355 
OR 
None 
MATH 2103 Business Calculus 
60 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 or MATH 1715 or MATH 1813 
MATH 2123 Calculus for Technology Programs I 
65 
OR 
MATH 1613 or MATH 1715 or MATH 1813 
MATH 2144 Calculus I 
75 
OR 
MATH 1613 or MATH 1715 or MATH 1813 
MATH 2144 Calculus I (MATH 2144 with corequisite) 
7074 
OR 
None 
MATH 2153 Calculus II 
N/A 
OR 
MATH 2144 
MATH 2163 Calculus III 
N/A 
OR 
MATH 2153 
MATH 2233 Differential Equations 
N/A 
OR 
MATH 2153 
STAT 2013 Elementary Statistics 
50 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 
STAT 2013 Elementary Statistics (STAT 2013 with corequisite) 
3049 
OR 
None 
STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics 
50 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 
STAT 2053 Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences 
50 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 
STAT 4013 Statistical Methods I 
60 
OR 
MATH 1513 
STAT 4053 Statistical Methods I for the Social Sciences 
60 
OR 
MATH 1513 
CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I 
56 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 
CHEM 1314 Chemistry I 
56 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 
CHEM 1414 General Chemistry for Engineers 
56 
OR 
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 or MATH 1613 or a higher level MATH course 
CS 1113 Computer Science I 
60 
OR 
MATH 1513 
GEOL 1114 Physical Geology 
56 
OR 
MATH 1513 
PHYS 1114 College Physics I 
56 
OR 
MATH 1513 
Your overall score will range from 0 to 100. This is not graded on the “A, B, C, D, F” scale. A 25 test score is the lowest score that can qualify for an OSU Math Course. A 75 test score is the highest math placement score. Because the Math Placement Exam has no calculus content, it cannot be used to place into any course above Calculus I. (Consult with your academic advisor about the appropriate level of math for your background, major and/or career goals.)
Scores are valid for one year after the exam was taken.
For information about math remediation, please see University Assessment and Testing's site here.
Retaking the Exam
Following the practice attempt, you may take the exam four additional times during an 11month period. A minimum of 24 hours is required between each testing attempt to allow time for work in the learning modules. A proctor is required in order for the resulting score to be used for placement.
To take the exam a sixth time, students need to get permission from the math department. Once permission is obtained, the test must be taken at the OSU Testing Center. There is an additional fee for a sixth attempt or for reactivating an account after a year. First attempts after an expired account is reactivated must also be taken at the OSU Testing Center.
Documentation Needed at Orientation / Enrollment
Generally, no documentation is needed as your proctored test scores are automatically uploaded to the enrollment system. However, in the following cases, you might need the indicated paperwork to avoid delays in math course enrollment:
If you take the Math Placement Exam within a day of your enrollment program, bring a copy of your score report in case your scores haven’t yet uploaded to the OSU system.
If you’ve completed a collegelevel prerequisite or required course for your major with a “C” or better and haven’t already sent your official transcript to OSU, bring a copy of your transcript. If you have AP Calculus scores or have passed a CLEP exam, bring a printout of your scores.
Bring a transcript to Orientation even if you have sent a copy to Admissions in case of a delay in processing.
If you’re currently enrolled in a collegelevel prerequisite or required math course for your major, bring a printout of your academic class schedule. With proof of enrollment, we can help you enroll in the next required course. After you finish the course, send official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at least one week prior to the start of class.
Accessibility for Students with Disabilities
There are no audio elements in the OSU Math Placement Exam, and the exam is untimed. Most students complete the exam within two hours. Consult your proctor site to arrange the amount of time you need. Microsoft magnifier or similar products work with the exam. There is not currently a screen reader. Use of a human assistant is permitted for students needing a screen reader. Use of the mouse is currently required, and it is not possible to print out the exam in advance due to the computeradaptive nature of the exam. A human assistant is permitted for students needing assistance using the mouse. For additional questions please contact Student Accessibility Services or by phone at 4057447116.