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Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment



    Who Needs to Take the Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment?

    The Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment meets the Math Placement requirement for Mathematics 312 (Topics from Elementary Mathematics: Statistics and Probability) or Mathematics 313 (Topics in Elementary Mathematics: Algebra of Change). In addition to this assessement, students wishing to enroll in Mathematics 312 or 313 must also be admitted to the Liberal Studies major.

    The Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment has two sections of 18 questions each. Each section is separately timed. You will have 30 minutes to complete Section 1 and 45 minutes to complete Section 2.

    In order to pass the Assessment, you must receive a score of 11 or higher on each section administered in the same session (for a combined minimum score of 22). Section scores cannot be combined with any prior attempts, and students may not attempt just a single section to "make-up" a failing score on that portion only.

    NOTE: Liberal Studies majors are limited to a maximum of two attempts. Students unable to pass within two attempts should contact the Liberal Studies department for advising and further instructions. The Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment is not transferrable to another university or college.

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    General Information about the Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment

    Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Practice Exam

    Test information, fees, and assessment dates and times are subject to change without notice.


    Assessment Date
    Reporting Location
    Registration Deadline
    Scores Released by**
    Saturday, September 9, 2017
    8:30 a.m.
    GMCS 333
    September 4, 2017
    September 24, 2017
    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    8:30 a.m.
    GMCS 333
    September 25, 2017
    October 15, 2017
    Saturday, October 14, 2017
    8:30 a.m.
    GMCS 333
    October 9, 2017
    October 29, 2017
    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    8:30 a.m.
    GMCS 333
    October 23, 2017
    November 12, 2017
    Saturday, December 2, 2017
    8:30 a.m.
    GMCS 333
    November 27, 2017
    December 17, 2017

    * Sessions will be closed when testing capacity is reached regardless of registration deadline or posted times.

    ** Please note that some test results may not be available prior to the next scheduled test date, so plan your test date accordingly.


    Registration Information

    Fee information:

    Assessment fee is $20.00. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be transferred to another individual.

    Date/Time Transfer Policy:

    To transfer to a different exam date and/or time, you must bring your Admission Ticket to Testing Services (SSW 2549) by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the business day prior to the exam date. Testing Services is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Online registration:
    Or Mail-in registration:
    Or In-person registration:
    Come to SDSU Testing Services (SSW 2549), Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for instructions
    Print Admission Ticket:

    You must bring a printed copy of your Admission Ticket to be admitted to your assessment. Electronic copies are not acceptable. To print your Admission Ticket, click here.

    Students Requiring Accommodations:

    Students requesting testing accommodations must follow these steps:

    1. Register for a regularly-scheduled exam (see above)
    2. Register with SDSU Student Disability Services (SDS), who will authorize appropriate accommodations for each test requested.
    3. Once SDS has placed the appropriate accommodations on the Testing Services reservation system for the specific exam you are requesting, email SDSU Testing Services at with your name, Red ID number, exam(s) for which you have registered, date of exam(s), and a request for testing accommodations.
    4. Once your request is approved, Testing Services will email reporting instructions for the exam. Please review the information carefully and bring a printed copy of the email as your Admission Ticket.
    5. Accommodation requests must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the exam to ensure your accommodation(s) is available.

    Information about having the exam proctored remotely:
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