Math Placement

To ensure that you are successful and prepared for math courses, incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to take the math placement exam unless they have received transfer credit for one of the following SUNY Morrisville courses: MATH 102, MATH 103, MATH 147, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 161 or MATH 162.

How does the test work?

The placement test has four parts. All students begin with Part I. Depending on your performance, you may or may not be prompted to progress to subsequent parts. If you don't know how to complete a problem, leave it blank, as guessing may lead to poor placement. At the completion of the test, you will be provided with a total score that indicates the number of questions you answered correctly.

How many times can I take it?

You may take the test up to two times, at the same time. The highest score of your two attempts will be used. 

Do I use a calculator?

The test is designed to be completed without a calculator. Using a calculator may inflate your score and place you in a course that is above your ability level.

How is my math placement ultimately determined?

Your best score, along with review of your transcript, will be used for your initial placement in a math class. This test will assure that you are placed in a mathematics course that is the most appropriate fit for your ability.

Practice Questions

Using instructional videos, Khan Academy provides resources for reviewing concepts evaluated by the Mathematics Placement Test in the areas of Pre-algebra, Elementary Algebra (Algebra I), Intermediate Algebra (Algebra II), and College Algebra (Precalculus).

How do I complete the test?

Please read the above instructions on how to find and complete the math placement exam. You must read the instructions to find the username and password for the test.

After reading the instructions, click on the following link and click the login button in the top right corner to log in to the exam:

Math Placement Login

The test should take you approximately two hours to complete.

Where do I get more help?

If you do not have reliable internet access, experience technical difficulties during the test, or have any other concerns, please contact the Office of Admissions at or call 315.684.6046 for assistance.

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