Placement Testing

Math Placement Testing

For new students needing to take the Math Placement test, we recommend completing one the following options leading up to orientation.

If you are in a program that requires the Math Placement test, we strongly encourage you to take it in advance of your orientation session so you can receive the most accurate academic advising and registration experience. Math Placement is available on all orientation days and the day before Freshman Orientation Day 1.

As you make plans please note that the test can last up to 1 hour and 45 minutes. Please be aware that students may only take each section twice per registration year, from March 2017 to January 2018. New chances will not be available until March 2018. For more information about the test requirements as you prepare, visit the Math Department website here.

All majors within the Volgenau School of Engineering and School of Business as well as many other majors at Mason will require the Advanced Math Placement Test. If you are in a program that requires the Math Placement test, we strongly encourage you to take it in advance of your orientation session so you can receive the most accurate academic advising and registration experience.

New Student Math Placement Testing Options

  1. Starting May 1, all new students are strongly encouraged to complete the Math Placement exam on campus through the Math Department prior to the in-person orientation experience. The exam is offered on orientation days on the Fairfax campus in Exploratory Hall, Room 4107. For a schedule of testing availability and information, visit the Math Department website here.
  2. For freshman students hoping to complete the test during their visit for orientation there are various options to consider:
    1. We encourage all students needing to complete the Math Placement test to do so the day before their orientation session in preparation for their advising. Tests will be given between 2:00-7:00pm in Exploratory Hall, Room 2310 on the following dates for orientation students. Please arrive by 6pm to begin the test.
      • June 18, June 21, July 9, July 16, July 19, July 26
    2. Complete the test on Day 1 of freshman orientation between 4:00-7:30pm in Innovation Hall during your academic advising rotation. Please note this time will overlap with dinner and additional programming. Please arrive by 6pm to begin the test.
    3. Complete the test after the conclusion of Day 2 of freshman orientation between 12:00-3:00pm in Exploratory Hall, Room 2310. Please arrive by 2:00pm to begin the test.
  3. Transfer students will be able to complete the test during transfer orientation between 3:00-5:00pm in Exploratory Hall, Room 4710. Please arrive by 4:00pm to begin the test. You can also complete the exam early at any of the freshman orientation dates listed above.

For additional testing dates, visit the Math Department’s website here or you can direct additional questions to Catherine Sausville at csausvil@gmu.edu.

If you will need academic accommodations for the Math Placement Test, please contact Disability Services at ods@gmu.edu or 703.993.2474.