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Math Placement Test

All incoming students are expected to take a math placement exam prior to attending orientation to assess your current readiness for college-level math. Additionally, your placement scores provide academic advisors with the most up-to-date information prior to your first advising appointment.

  1. Do I have to take the math placement test?

    The math placement test is required for all students entering the University of Oregon who have not received any college credit for math classes taken at their previous school. Whether not you wish to take math courses at the University of Oregon, it is simply a good idea to know where you would need to start. If you are a transfer student entering the University of Oregon, we still highly advise you take the placement test as well. While you may have previous college-level math course credit, it helps our academic advisors to further assess your abilities.

  2. Is there a deadline?

    No, not necessarily. As you may know, UO's orientation program takes place throughout the entire summer. Because of this, we cannot make a strict deadline for all placement tests to be completed. That being said, it is pivotal you complete all of your placement tests, both math and language, before you arrive on campus for IntroDUCKtion. You will be registering for classes during IntroDUCKtion, and will need to know which courses to sign up for. But don't worry, you won't need to remember these results. Once you take the tests, your scores will automatically be transferred to an academic advisor at the UO. These scores will be kept and then available for your academic advisor to see at the time of your advising appointment during Day 2 of IntroDUCKtion. 

  3. How do I know which class I am going to be placed in according to my score?

    While the placement tests do not automatically place you in a certain class level, the academic advisor you will be meeting with during IntroDUCKtion will have all of your information. These advisors simply use your test scores as a point of reference while helping you decide which classes to take. Finding the perfect balance of challenging, but not overly so can be difficult when it comes choosing a math course, but the academic advisor will be there to help you find the class in which they know you will succeed. Additionally, you may look at the chart below to view a preliminary idea of which course you may want to take.

  4. What if I feel like my placement scores don't truly reflect my math abilities? Can I retake the test?

    Yes! You can retake the math placement test as many times as you like. You must wait 24 hours to retake the test.

 

Math Placement Test Scoring

Placement Test Parts Register for Math Course...
Take part A, score 5 or better  Math 095
Take part A, score 5 or better

AND

Take part B, score 3 or better
 Math 105/106/107, 111, 211, or 243
Take part A, score 5 or better

AND

Take part B, score 3 or better

AND

Take part C, score 3 or better
 Math 112, 241
Take part A, score 5 or better

AND

Take part B, score 3 or better

AND

Take part C, score 3 or better

AND

Take part D, score 3 or better
 Math 231, 246, 251

Remember: even though these tests are given unproctored, the UO's academic code of conduct applies to the placement tests you will take, so do your best.

If you have questions about math placement testing, please contact the Math Department at 541-346-4705 or mcbrown@uoregon.edu, Monday–Friday, 8:00–5:00 Pacific Time.


Language Placement Tests

Prior to arriving for orientation, you may opt to take Spanish, French, or German placement tests online. See the link below. If you’ve taken one of these languages during high school and plan to continue studying this language, you must take the language placement test to determine your course readiness.

  1. Do I have to take the language placement test?

    The language placement test is required for all students entering the University of Oregon who have previously learned or studied any Spanish, French, or German and are considering studying one or more of these languages while at the UO.

     
  2. What about other languages?

    Japanese and Chinese placement tests are only offered in-person at your IntroDUCKtion orientation session. After you have signed up for IntroDUCKtion on DuckWeb, you may register to take the Japanese Placement Test or the Chinese Placement Test. If you are a transfer student attending a one-day IntroDUCKtion session, be sure to take your Japanese or Chinese placement test before your advising appointment.

Explore the 23 languages taught at the UO.

Remember: even though these tests are given unproctored, the UO's academic code of conduct applies to the placement tests you will take, so do your best.


Taking the Tests

You must take your placement tests online prior to attending orientation. To do so you will need to:

  1. Claim your Duck ID. Your Duck ID is your computing username – it gives you access to UO Wireless, Canvas, and UO email. In order to claim your Duck ID be sure you have your UO ID number and your personal access code (PAC) handy. You must claim your Duck ID 24 hours before you can access the online tests. Claim your Duck ID here.
  2. Make sure you write down your Duck ID and remember your password!
  3. To better prepare to take you math placement test be sure to read and review the "INTRO READ FIRST" test on the math placement test site (linked below).
  4. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the content of the test by taking the practice tests.
  5. After you have done your preparation and you are ready to take your placement test, set aside up to one hour in a quiet, distraction-free location. Keep an eye on the timer!

 

Questions

If you have questions about math placement testing, please contact the Math Department at 541-346-4705 or mcbrown@uoregon.edu, Monday–Friday, 8:00–5:00 Pacific Time.