The University of Missouri requires that all students take a mathematics placement assessment to determine readiness for various courses. The required test is MyMathTest from Pearson Publishing.
MyMathTest covers material in three separate tests: Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra and PreCalculus. To determine which test you should take, refer to the course prerequisites, listed below. The Intermediate Algebra Test is unproctored and may be taken from home. The College Algebra and PreCalculus Tests are proctored and must be taken at the UMSL Testing Center.
For more information and to access the placement test, please click on the link in your Canvas Dashboard or under Courses in Canvas.
While your course may not be present on your Dashboard, it is present in your list of all courses. To access this list, click the Courses button on the left side of the screen in Canvas. From the flyout menu, scroll to the bottom and click All Courses. This will provide you with all of the courses that you have access to.
Prerequisites for Entry into Mathematics Courses
In order to enroll in entrylevel college Mathematics courses, a student must demonstrate appropriate background mathematical knowledge and skills. Depending upon the course, there are multiple ways of demonstrating this knowledge.
The following table provides the current math placement requirements for the indicated courses.
Course  Prerequisites 

MATH 1020 
A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math subtest for new freshman, Note: With a minimum score of 25% on the Intermediate Algebra Test you can enroll in the corequisite section of MATH 1020 
MATH 1021 
A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math subtest for new freshman, 
MATH 1025 
A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math subtest for new freshman, 
MATH 1026 
A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math subtest for new freshman, 
MATH 1030 
A score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math subtest for new freshman, Note: With a minimum score of 45% on the unproctored Intermediate Algebra Test you can enroll in the corequisite section of MATH 1030 
MATH 1035 
C or higher in MATH 1030 or concurrent registration, 
MATH 1045

A score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math subtest for new freshman, 
MATH 1100 
C or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or 1045, 
MATH 1102 
C or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1045, 
MATH 1105 
A grade of C or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or 1045, 
MATH 1150 
45 hours of college credit and one of the following: 
MATH 1800 
C or higher in MATH 1030 and MATH 1035, or MATH 1040 and MATH 1035, or MATH 1045, 