Mathematics Placement | Department of Mathematics

Mathematics Placement

When and Where can I take the mathematics placement test?

TSI Complete Students Only:

  • We recommend you take the UNT Canvas Math Placement Test online from anywhere. You can use Chromebooks or IPads. You are required to use LockDown Browser with working Webcam.
  • You also have the option to take the test, on a walk-in basis, Monday-Friday between 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, in the Mathematics Undergraduate Advising and Testing Center (GAB 443), or at prescheduled orientation sessions.
  • There is no charge for the UNT Canvas Math Placement test.
  • To enroll into the UNT Canvas Math Placement test, email your EUID (your initials and 4 numbers following) and 8-digit ID number to rita.sears@unt.edu
  • For new UNT students who have registered for a new student orientation session, we encourage the UNT Canvas Math Placement Test online prior to your session.
  • If you have taken a math class at UNT you are not eligible to take the UNT Canvas Math Placement test .
    • EXCEPTION: Students that have successfully completed Math 1680 or Math 1580 (or an equivalent course to be transferred to UNT) and have changed their major to a field that requires Math 1650 or higher can take the Canvas placement test as long as they have not previously taken it.
    • EXCEPTION: Students that have successfully completed Math 1680 and much show algebra proficiency to enroll in Chemistry can take the Canvas placement test as long as they have not previously taken it.
  • If it has been 365 days since you have taken the UNT Canvas Math Placement test and you have not enrolled in a math class, you may take the ALEKS Placement Test only.
  • Students can NOT use either of the placement tests as a substitute for a failed class or a class in which they received a grade of W.

NOTE: Students are permitted to take the UNT Canvas Math Placement test ONE time only.

What is the UNT Canvas Math Placement Test?

The UNT Department of Mathematics wants students to succeed and understands that students do best when they have a suitable background for each course. The purpose of the math placement test is to determine the appropriate first math course for each undergraduate student. The Mathematics Department enforces prerequisites for mathematics courses and monitors them closely so before enrolling in one of these courses, you may need to place with the test or show proof of a prerequisite course with a C or better. Please note that you also must be compliant with the math portion of the TSI (Texas Success Iniative), which is an entry level requirement, before you take the placement test.

If you need accommodation due to a disability to fully participate in this program/event, please contact Rita Sears, Department of Mathematics, at 940-565-4045 or email at rita.sears@unt.edu. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

ALEKS Online Placement Option

UNT students also have the option to take the ALEKS placement exam online for a fee of $40. See our ALEKS online placement page for details.

Which 1000 Level Math Class Is Right For Me?

Click here for a chart to help you decide which 1000 level math class is best for you. This chart is intended for students who are TSI complete. Students who are not TSI complete in math or who are unsure of their TSI status should consult with the Office of Advising Services concerning TSI status and developmental mathematics courses.

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