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Information about Math 227 Place-Out Exam

This page contains information about the place-out exam of Math 227. This exam is for those who got 5 in AP Calculus BC and entered the university on or after Fall 2020. Currently, students with 5 in AP Calculus BC who entered Fall 2020 or later will receive MATH 224 (2 credits), MATH 225 (2 credits), MATH 226 (2 credits) & MSCI XXX (2 credits). Upon successfully passing the place-out exam, students will receive credit for MATH 227 instead of MSCI XXX.

Not to be confused with the placement exam, which is for students who want to take Calculus I or Business Calculus.

This year's exam took place on August 21. If you did not take or did not pass it, you should take MATH 227 this semester.

To take a stand-alone MATH 227 in the second half of the semester, use the second form on the page:

Please make sure that you can add two extra credits and that one of the class times fits your schedule. While MATH 227 is considered a prerequisite for MATH 323, not all of it is needed there, and we consider 5 on AP Calculus BC sufficient prerequisite to take MATH 323. You can take MATH 323 and MATH 227 in the same semester. If you are currently enrolled in MATH 323, you will not be disenrolled. For any questions, email Prof. Alexander Borisov at

The Math 227 place-out examination will be a 2-hour written examination, similar in coverage to the Math 227 final examination. The next exam will be in late August 2024, details to be determined. You must register to take the exam, using the link at the bottom of this page. Note: you can only attempt the place-out once, and only if you did not take MATH 227.

For a more detailed description of the exam coverage, see this page:

In particular, three sample Math 227 final examinations are available here:

with solutions at

You only get one try at placing out of Math 227. So make sure to prepare as well as you can.

Register for the place-out exam at this link:

For any questions, email Prof. Alexander Borisov at

math_227_place-out_exam.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/31 12:06 by borisov