Our mathematics placement assessment is a 30-question test that has been developed by the W&J Mathematics Department. The Math Department has correlated the scores on this test with student success in our various introductory courses.
You cannot “flunk” the mathematics placement assessment. We are using your score to assess how your high school background has prepared you for success in classes many first-year students take early in their college careers, based on your own command of certain mathematical skills and our expectations of our students in those classes.
We use this placement tool to assess your preparation for a number of our introductory courses, so there is no calculus on this test. For more information on the topics covered and how to prepare, please click the following link: How to prepare
PLEASE NOTE: You will have one hour to complete the test; the time will be kept by the online system used to administer it. No calculator is allowed. If you use a calculator or other resource to assist you on the test, you risk inflating your true score and thereby may place yourself into a course for which you are unprepared.