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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 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

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman,

OR >= 45% on the uproctored 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.