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Math Placement Testing|UW Mathematics

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Department of Mathematics
Ross Hall, Room 202
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3036
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4221
Fax: 307-766-6838

University of Wyoming mathematics placement testingMath Placement Testing......WHY? 

How Important is it?     Should I Study?              What's the"BIG DEAL" all about, Anyways?

Almost all students entering the University of Wyoming as a freshman or sophomore will be required to take mathematics courses as part of their graduation requirements. Many degree fields within the university require specific levels of mathematics knowledge prior to allowing enrollment in the program or require specific mathematics courses as part of their degree requirements. In addition, the university has a set mathematics requirement as part of the University Studies Program (USP).

It is necessary to determine each students math skill level in order to place the student in the appropriate level math course to ensure their academic success. To accomplish this we utilize a variety of tools both before the student arrives on campus such as ACT, SAT or GRE scores, eligible transfer credits from other colleges, universities or AP programs and once the student arrives using our own online placement exam or one of the proctored exams such as Accuplacer or Compass. 

All UW mathematics courses have carefully stated prerequisites and the Department of Mathematics considers adherence to these prerequisites essential in assuring that each student has the best possible opportunity for academic success. These prerequisites are part of each course description and can be found in the course catalog or  in the Math Placement Information brochure.  

To assist each student in understanding the Math Placement testing program we developed the
Math Placement Information brochure. This will cover many commonly asked questions about testing, what score must be attained in order to take a desired course and how and where to take a placement exam. 


Study Guides and other resources to help you prepare for the the placement exam:


For further information regarding the Math Placement Exam, prerequisites or to schedule an appointment to take the Math Placement Exam contact:

 Leslie Roan, Undergraduate Coordinator, Ross Hall Rm. 202.  307-766-4221. 

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