KSU Math Placement Exams
### KSU Math Placement Exams

#### Instructions

**These exams are only one element used by your advisor to determine
which math class is best for you.** Your ACT scores, high school
records, and your interests are at least as important in making this
determination. Being placed in the wrong course often leads to extra
semesters of work, so the more accurate information available, the better
for everyone.
**Everyone** should take the Algebra placement exam. Students who
are planning a career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or
the health professions, or who just want to study one of the greatest of
humanity's intellectual accomplishments,
should also take the Calculus placement exam. Students who
wish
to start in Business Calculus do **not** need to take the Calculus
placement exam.
- The exams are 4 pages long and should take approximately 60 minutes to
complete.
**The first page of the **__algebra__ exam is to be done
without
calculators.
Calculators are permitted on the last 3 pages of the algebra exam.
Calculuators are permitted on the calculus exam, but you may not use
symbolic differentiation and integration features.
- If you need to leave the exam in the middle, it will restore you to
where you left when you sign back in. If you leave an exam for over 24
hours however, it will be terminated and the next time you sign in you
will have to start over. You only have until midnight the day after
you begin an exam to complete the exam.
- You may take the placement exams as many times as you desire.
- For non-multiple choice problems, you will get one chance to correct
any errors before moving on. You receive full credit for problems where
you are able to find and correct your errors (this also gives you a chance
to correct typos in entering your answer without penalty).
- It is not assumed that you will know how to do all the problems. You
may leave blank any problem you don't know how to do.

#### Exams

*Students with disabilities*

If you have a disability that requires accommodations for online testing,
please contact the Student Access Center at
accesscenter@k-state.edu or
785-532-6441.

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onlinehw@math.ksu.edu

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