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Mathematics Placement Exam

Mathematics Challenge Exam

Through the New Student Information Session on Canvas, incoming students receive an overview of the Mathematics Challenge  and information about whether to take this optional exam. If you are interested in completing this test, please complete the request through the Math/Comp Module in the New Student Information Session on Canvas. If you have any questions about math course placement, please reach out to your CAPS Advisor.

MyMathTest is an online tool, developed by Pearson, designed to assess students’ skills in mathematics and accurately determine appropriate course readiness. Students will complete between 1 to 5 levels of assessment (each level is timed at 30 minutes); therefore, the total exam time can vary. All questions will be multiple choice. While taking the placement exam, students are not allowed to receive assistance from others, visit other websites, or use any calculators.

Please Note: Students must complete the Mathematics Challenge Exam prior to their first semester at NSU, and will only be permitted one attempt at this exam.


Mathematics Course Sequence

MATH 1000 – Essential Math
MATH 1030 – Intermediate Algebra
MATH 1040 –Algebra for College Students
MATH 1200 – Precalculus Algebra
MATH 1250 – Trigonometry
MATH 2100 – Calculus I
*Meet with your Academic Advisor to see required math courses to complete based on your major requirements


Resource to Help Prepare

The Khan Academy is a free resource offering practice exercises and instructional videos. If you would like to review prior to your math placement exam, click the image below to visit Khan Academy. 


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