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SDSU MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENTAL PLACEMENT EXAMINATION

 

Test Requirements

First-year and Transfer students wishing to enroll in certain mathematically-related courses must pass the appropriate Mathematics Departmental Placement Examination: The Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment or the Precalculus Proficiency Assessment. Completion of courses or placement exams at other colleges or universities does not provide an exemption from the various prerequisite requirements at SDSU, unless otherwise stated in the General Catalog.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

1. Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment

(This exam covers numbers and operations, geometry and measurements.)

This test is required in order to enroll in:

Mathematics 311 (Statistics and Probability in Elementary Mathematics)

Mathematics 313 (Selected Topics in Elementary Mathematics)

Mathematics 315 (Selected Topics in Algebra, Geometry and Problem Solving)

2. Precalculus Proficiency Assessment


(This exam covers college algebra and trigonometry).

    In order to register for Math 150 (Calculus) a student must either: (1) satisfy the CSU Entry Level Mathematics requirement AND pass the Precalculus Proficiency; or (2) complete Math 141 (Precalculus) with a grade of "C" or better.

    It is recommended that students in the following majors enroll in Math 150 during their first semester at SDSU:

      • Astronomy
      • Chemical Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Computer Science
      • Engineering (All Majors)
      • Environmental Science
      • Geography (with emphasis in Environmental Physical Geography or Geographic Information Science)
      • Geological Sciences (and geological sciences with emphasis in paleontology)
      • Mathematics
      • Physical Science
      • Physics

 

Additional Test Information and Test Dates
To obtain additional information about a Mathematics Departmental Placement Exam, please select (click on) the desired exam below:

Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment

Precalculus Proficiency Assessment

 

Mathematics Placement Test Registration Procedures:

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To register online, please select (click on) the desired exam below:

Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment

Precalculus Proficiency Assessment

Click here to register by mail.

To register in person, please come to SDSU Testing Services (SSW-2549), Monday - Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for instructions on how to purchase an exam admission ticket. The fee is $20.00 for each exam. Tickets are non-refundable.

 

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