The University of Missouri-St. Louis 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 or check with your academic advisor.

UMSL's unproctored Intermediate Algebra test is available online only. In order to take this assessment, please log in through the MyMathPlacement link in Canvas. There is no fee or pre-registration required. If you are not satisfied with your score on this assessment, you can retake it up to three times. You will be required to remediate (online) between attempts. The Intermediate Algebra test does NOT need to be proctored at the Testing Center. 

UMSL's College Algebra and Pre-Calculus assessments can only be completed in a proctored environment. A proctored exam is an exam that is taken at an approved test center. You can only take the College Algebra and Pre-Calculus test once per year. To schedule your exam, click this link to access the UMSL Testing Center registration site. The fee for either of these exams at the UMSL Testing Center is $30 and is paid during registration. If you want to take this exam at a different test center, please email to coordinate that action. Please note that fees at outside test centers may vary.

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.  


Updated September 19, 2022