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UNT Canvas Math Placement

This placement option is for students planning to enroll into SUMMER/FALL 2021 math classes ONLY. The placement test will be available from February 23 through August 26, 2021.

The Canvas Math Placement test is a mathematics placement option available to students with degree programs in Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Economics (BS), students who plan to take science/engineering calculus (Math 1710), and students in other degree programs, especially in the College of Business, who have been pre-placed into a math group below their math requirement. The test is a one-time no cost option that is taken online.

This test consists of 25 questions that assess your current proficiency of mathematical content essential for success in a UNT Math course. The questions are over topics in algebra and trigonometry.

IF you do not find that you are enrolled into the placement test, you can enroll yourself by clicking on this site: https://unt.instructure.com/enroll/RX7T7F. If that doesn't work you can email rita.sears@unt.edu with your first and last name, your EUID and your 8-digit ID number.

Note: If you are not yet TSI compliant in math, you should consult with the Learning Center (TSI@unt.edu) before attempting the online placement. The Math Department's placement test cannot be used to meet this TSI requirement.

What if I already have college credit for calculus or precalculus?

If you already have college credit for calculus or precalculus as a result of AP credit, IB, dual credit, or other transfer credit, then you do NOT need to take an online placement. However, if you do not expect to receive your AP test scores prior to your scheduled orientation, then you should still complete the placement test prior to your scheduled orientation session.

Taking the UNT Canvas Placement Test for Summer/Fall 2021 Registration

Here are the step-by-step instructions to take the test online which will determine your mathematics placement for a UNT mathematics course you plan to take in the Summer or Fall 2021 semesters:

Respondus LockDown Browser with Webcam is REQUIRED.

DO NOT TAKE THIS TEST ON A CELL PHONE.

  • Go to https://unt.instructure.com
  • Click on the "Math Placement" box.
  • Click on "Placement Test-Requires Respondus LockDown Browser with Webacam"
  • The access code is math123

*If you do not know your 8-digit ID number, you can look it up by logging in to ams.unt.edu.

You will have one attempt ONLY to complete the online placement test. Since you have only one attempt, it is important that you allow yourself enough time to complete the test in one sitting.

Remember that loss of internet connection, frozen web browser issues or if the test times out prior to submitting your test, this will count as your one attempt. You will not be able to restart the test.

Placement Goal

Required Assessment Score

Placement into Math 1710: Calculus I 70 - 100%
Placement into Math 1650: Precalculus; Math 1350: Math for Elementary Education Majors I; or Math 1190: Business Calculus 10 - 69.99%

Scores below 10% will retain the Entry Level placement.

When will I get my placement result?

You will receive your score shortly after you submit your test. You should be able to enroll into the class you place into within one to two days and have completed your major advising.

New Freshmen and Transfers: Take the Placement Test BEFORE You Attend Orientation

If you are a new UNT student whose degree plan requires Math 1710: Calculus I, or a math class that is above your pre-placement level, you should take the placement test before you attend your orientation session. If you do this before your scheduled new student orientation, you will be able to get the best possible advising during your orientation and will get the best choice of available classes. There is also the option to take the test during your orientation session. Also note that the Math Department administers the placement test in GAB 443, Monday through Fridays between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm on a walk-in basis.

UNT Students Demonstrate Integrity

Because UNT students are expected to behave ethically at all times, we trust you to work through the online placement program with the integrity expected from UNT students. You should do all the work yourself without making use of books or web searches during the assessment portions of the program. You should NOT use a calculator. Remember, if you try to cheat the math placement system, you may end up enrolling in a class for which you are not prepared and therefore likely to fail. Be honest and make the most of this opportunity.

Need More Information?

Email Rita Sears at rita.sears@unt.edu with questions. Be sure to include your UNT 8-digit ID number and your EUID in all communications.

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