Placement Exams can be taken on campus during the first week of classes for the Fall Semester. You can also take the Placement Exam online during the summer. Details for taking the Placement Exam over the summer are available on this page.
The placement test will be given to students intending to take Math 224, Math 223, or Math 220 as indicated below:
This test must be taken and passed by all students planning to take these courses. There are NO exceptions. A placement test taken and passed at Binghamton for one of the previous two semesters will still count. It does not have to be taken again.
You do not have to take the test before registering for the course. You can take it after registering. However, you must pass the test to be allowed to actually take the course.
The table below gives the schedule for the Placement Test for students intending to take Math 224, Math 223, or Math 220. Please check this site again on the day before you plan to take the test. There may be changes in the schedule.
These sessions are on a “drop in” basis. No reservation is necessary.
DO NOT LEAVE THIS EXAM TO THE LAST MINUTE. If there are no seats left when you show up, we will not be able to accommodate you.
You can START the test at ANY time in the indicated time slots and will have one hour to finish, although you may leave early if you finish early.
You will receive your score as soon as you submit your answers.
If you fail the test you can take it again on a different day.
Due to the coronavirus, we presently are not giving the Placement Test on campus. However, the Placement Test is available 24/7 through ProctorU.com.
If you are an incoming student, the New Student Orientation team will arrange at least one free online exam during or around the time of orientation and should email you those details within by mid-July.
Since the test can be repeated, nothing is lost by taking it at the earliest possible time. Remember, if you leave it to the end you could be shut out for lack of seats in the exam room.
You can also take the test remotely with a remote proctor observing you via webcam. We use a company called ProctorU and they charge a fee to proctor an exam. To take the placement test remotely, visit the ProctorU web site and register for an account. Then reserve a time with them to take the Calculus Placement Test for Binghamton University.