Wayne State University

Placement Testing: Math

Math About the test

  • Accuplacer will be used for the new math placement exam. 
  • The test is adaptive, and the time can be different for different students, up to 2 1/2 hours.
  • Students may take up to three subtests, and each can have up to 20 items. 
  • Study guides are available at  http://www.clas.wayne.edu/math/placement
  • The examination fee is $37.00.

Test Takers

  • Hope to place out of their general education requirement for math.
  • Have not completed Math 1000 or an equivalent course at another university or tested out by AP or CLEP.
  • Do not have SAT or ACT scores, or have scores more than two years old.
  • Are interested in taking a higher level of math than they placed into and want to challenge their placement.
  • Students who take a difficult math their senior year tend to see an improvement in placement. 
  • You cannot hurt your placement by taking this test.

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