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 Pre-Calculus. 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 Pre-Calculus 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 fly-out 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 entry-level 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
Contemporary Mathematics

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman,
OR >= 45% on the unproctored Intermediate Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

Note: With a minimum score of 25% on the Intermediate Algebra Test you can enroll in the co-requisite section of MATH 1020

MATH 1021
Choice and Chance

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman,
OR >= 45% on the unproctored Intermediate Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course

MATH 1025
Geometry in the Real World

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman,
OR >= 45% on the unproctored Intermediate Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1026
The Music of Math

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman,
OR >= 45% on the unproctored Intermediate Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1030
College Algebra

A score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman,
OR >= 70% on the unproctored Intermediate Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

Note: With a minimum score of 45% on the unproctored Intermediate Algebra Test you can enroll in the co-requisite section of MATH 1030

MATH 1035
Trigonometry

C- or higher in MATH 1030 or concurrent registration,
OR >=70% on the proctored College Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1045
PreCalculus

 

A score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman, 
OR >= 70% on the unproctored Intermediate Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1100
Basic Calculus

C- or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or 1045, 
OR >=70% on the proctored College Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1102
Finite Mathematics

C- or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1045, 
OR >=67% on the proctored College Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1105
Basic Probability and Statistics

A grade of C- or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or 1045, 
OR >=70% on the proctored College Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1150
Structure of Mathematical Systems I

45 hours of college credit and one of the following:
>=67% on the proctored College Algebra Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course OR successful completion of MATH 1030 no more than 2 years prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1800
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

C- or higher in MATH 1030 and MATH 1035, or MATH 1040 and MATH 1035, or MATH 1045,
OR >=80% on the proctored Pre-Calculus Test, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.