Calculus Placement Exam

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

The calculus placement exam is an on-line exam that will help determine the best calculus course for you.

Note that you will NOT be allowed to register for Calculus I (MCS-121) unless you have taken a placement exam! 

Instructions for Taking a Calculus Placement Test

  • Please take this exam by early June for New Student Registration, or for current students, at least one week in advance of speaking with an advisor. 
  • If you encounter technical problems or have questions, you may send an email to a math professor at calculus-placement@gustavus.edu
  • If you need accommodations for this exam please contact Corrie Odland, codland@gustavus.edu, the Accessibility Resources Coordinator. 
  • Before you begin the exam you will be asked a series of questions to determine the placement exam that best fits your situation. 
  • When you finish the test, there will be a final screen that describes your recommended placement in a calculus course. You will also receive an email from Qualtrics (the company that hosts our placement test) with the recommendation. This will have a return email titled "GustavusMathPlacement" with an email address of noreply@qemailserver.com, which may be sent to spam by your mail program, so be sure to check for this email. Once you finish the test, the system will block you from re-entry, so make sure to check all of your answers before you submit the test.

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