Math Placement Test

In order to be considered for the Engineering Learning Community, you must complete the OSU Math Placement Test. Once you apply to the learning community, information regarding the Math Placement Test will be sent to your OSU email address beginning in March 2018.

There are two versions of the 75 minute test: Test B and Test D.

Test B: ACT math score of 24 or lower (SAT math score of 580 or lower)
Test D: ACT math score of 25 or higher (SAT math score of 590 or higher)

Students taking the B Test must score 35 or higher on it to go on and take the D Test. To be eligible for the Engineering Learning Community and take the first-year engineering courses starting in the fall, L or M (pre-calculus or calculus) placement is required on the D Test. If you need to take the B Test and do not score high enough to take the D Test, you will not be eligible to participate in the Engineering Learning Community.

Students taking the D Test must place at L or M (pre-calculus or calculus) level in order to be eligible for the Engineering Learning Community. Students who do not place at L or M level are not eligible for the Engineering Learning Community since this placement is required to take the first-year of engineering courses starting in the fall.

Since students can only take the Math Placement Test once, they should review study materials available by clicking HERE.

More information on interpreting your test result score and OSU math courses can be found HERE.

Students who feel that their performance on the Mathematics Placement Test does not accurately reflect their mathematical skills, and those students who wish to qualify for more advanced courses,  have an opportunity to take a Math Proficiency Exam. If you are interested in taking this exam, please contact our office at 740-755-7881.