Mathematics Placement Tests


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Developmental Math Courses
The Department of Mathematics offers two placement tests. Each test is a twenty minutes long and must be taken without the aid of books, notes, or calculators. Students wishing to take either one of these exams should stop by the mathematics department to arrange a testing time. Placement tests may only be taken before a student completes his or her first Walla Walla University mathematics course.

  • The Basic Algebra Test covers high school algebra I and algebra II. It can be taken by students whose grades and ACT scores do not qualify them to enroll in MATH 117 or MATH 121. It may also be taken by students who have not met the entrance requirements. Students who pass this test are considered to have met the mathematics entrance requirement, and they are allowed to enroll in MATH 117 or MATH 121.

  • The Calculus Readiness Test covers high school precalculus, and it can be taken by students whose grades and ACT scores do not qualify them to enroll in MATH 123 or MATH 181. Students who pass this test may enroll in either MATH 123 or MATH 181.