Mathematics Exemption Test
The Mathematics Department strongly advises students to take the math
placement exam. The department also asks that students take the exam
seriously and review basic algebra and trigonometry before the exam. You
will have only one attempt at the exam, and your math placement and
possible exemption of a core course depend on your results. Students who
receive AP credit for calculus on the Calculus AB or BC exams do not
need to take the exam. For a list of topics covered on the exam, see
the department’s preparation page.
The math departmental placement exam only places students into math classes and does not award credit.
All students who have not earned credit in or exempted MATH 1113 are
strongly recommended to take the math departmental placement exam.
Calculators are not permitted for this exam.
Students may have earned credit in or exempted MATH 1113 by:
- Scoring 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB exam or the AP Calculus BC exam
- Scoring 6 or higher on the IB Higher Level Mathematics exam
- Earning dual enrollment credit in MATH 1113
A 26-question test administered during Orientation and at UTS is used to determine placement in mathematics courses. Students who score between 12 and 15 will exempt MATH 1101 (Mathematical Modeling) and may enroll in MATH 1113 (Pre-calculus).
Students who score 16 or higher will exempt MATH 1113 and may begin their University studies with MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 (Differential Calculus). No credit is given for exempted courses, but exemption of MATH 1113 or MATH 1101 may satisfy Core and/or Degree requirements.
Please note: Math Placement may only be taken once. You must be a UGA student to register for this exam.
Transfer Students with math courses that DID NOT transfer as equivalent to UGA courses are strongly recommended to take the math placement test. No credit is given for exempted courses, but exemption of MATH 1113 or MATH 1101 may satisfy core and/or degree requirements.
Exams are scored on Tuesday. Once scored, it can then take up to a week for scores to be posted to Athena.
You should be able to find your placement test scores on Athena. To access your scores:
- Visit the Athena website at athena.uga.edu.
- Log in using your MyID and password.
- Select Student and Registration, then Student Profile, and then Prior Education and Testing.
If you are unable to access your scores from your Athena Account, click through to the Placement Score Request form.
If you are currently taking a UGA Math class, you are not eligible to take the Math Exemption Exam. You should be aware that you cannot exempt the course via this exam if you have already enrolled in MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 at any institution. (In particular, you cannot withdraw from the course and then take the exam.)
Register for an Exam
You will be redirected to the RegisterBlast site, where you will receive instructions on logging in and signing up.
Placement Exam Score Request
Scores can take take about a week to post to Athena. If you have already completed a placement exam and it’s been over a week and you don’t see your score in Athena, fill out the Placement Exam Score Request form.