# Math Pathways Support and Placement

- What exactly is the math placement assessment? Expand dropdownThe math placement assessment consists of two computerized sub-assessments: Algebra and Advanced Mathematics. Each sub-assessment has 20 questions.
- Do I need to take the math placement assessment? Expand dropdownIf your math SAT score is less than 520, or your math ACT score is less than 19, or your ACT or SAT testing date is more than 3 years old, then you need to take the math placement assessment to determine the appropriate mathematics course for you.
- Should I study? Expand dropdownYes! Study materials are available.
- Are there math placement advisors available? Expand dropdownIf you have any questions about the math placement assessment or your placement into a course, email the Math Pathways Support Team at [email protected].
- Which sub-assessment should I take? Expand dropdownA math placement advisor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will help you align your intended major with the Quantitative Reasoning Math Pathway or with the Algebra Math Pathway and then determine which sub-assessment is right for you. Email the Math Pathways Support Team at [email protected] for assistance. Please include your EMU EID number and your intended major. We will be glad to help you..
- How do I go about scheduling and taking the math placement assessment? Expand dropdown
We are administering the math placement assessment remotely using Zoom.

To schedule a math placement assessment, use the Schedule Your Appointment Today! button on the right hand side of this web page or navigate to https://bookedin.com/book/emu-math-placement.

To take the math placement assessment, you will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a webcam. Other devices such as cell phones, iPads, Surface, and other tablets, are not allowed.

- What should I have with me to take the assessment? Expand dropdown
When it’s time for your math placement assessment appointment:

- Sit in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed.
- You will need blank scratch paper and a regular pencil. Calculators are not allowed. You may use the calculator icon for a particular problem if it appears in the upper right hand corner of your screen during your assessment.
- Be sure to have your photo ID ready. You will need to show it to your proctor.
- Join your math placement assessment appointment via Zoom by following the instructions contained in the appointment confirmation message.

- How long does the math placement assessment take? Expand dropdownThis is
**not**a timed assessment, so you can feel comfortable to take your time. The math placement assessment can take from 20 minutes to 90 minutes depending on your level of anxiety and skill. You should not take the math placement assessment if you have less than one hour of time available. - Can I take the math placement assessment more than once? Expand dropdownYou may take each sub-assessment up to three times as long as they are spaced at least 30 days apart.
- What happens if I don't score well on the math placement assessment? Expand dropdown
After completing the math placement assessment, your proctor will review your score and a mathematics course that is aligned with your math pathway will be determined for you.

- What if my math SAT score is 520 or higher or my math ACT score is 19 or higher? Expand dropdownYour math SAT score (or math ACT score) provides an initial placement into a math course. You are always welcome to take the math placement assessment to place into a higher level math course.