Math Placement and Calculus Readiness Tests

Directions for Math Placement & Calculus Readiness 

Go to AsULearn Projects  from this link and log in using your Appalachian username and password to take the Math Placement or Calculus Readiness.  You will need to click on "Enroll Me" to self-enroll in the course.  

Once you have completed a placement, please allow several hours for your score to process in our student information system. You will NOT be able to register for a math class until your score processes.  You may be required to take one or both tests so read the information below carefully.  

Which Test(s) Should You Take?

Math Placement Test

Calculus Readiness Test

You must take this test if you have scored less than *550 on your SAT Math test (or less than 22 on your ACT Math test).  You are allowed to take this test only once.

AP Credit:  You DO NOT need to take the test if Appalachian is awarding you AP math credit.

Transfer Students:  You DO NOT need to take the test if Appalachian is awarding you 4-hours of college-level transfer math credits. 

Sample Questions and Answers

You must take this test if you are planning to major in actuarial science, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, fermentation sciences, geology, mathematics, middle grades education (math concentration), or physics.  You are allowed to take this test only ONCE.

AP Credit:  You DO NOT need to take this test if you have Calculus I (MAT 1110) AP credit.  If you are currently taking AP Calculus, you should take the Calculus Readiness Test anyway. Your AP credit will override your placement test score if you score a 3 or higher on your AP test.

Transfer Students:  You DO NOT have to take this test if you have college transfer credit for Calculus I (MAT 1110).

What MAT/STT Course Should I take Based on my Scores?

Use this Math Guide (PDF, 120 KB) to help you choose your math course after taking your placement tests. 

If you did not pass the Math Placement test:

  • Please pay particular attention to your math pathway based on your intended major.  
  • If you only need MAT 1010 for your intended major and no other upper level math or statistics, you can ask your advisor for a permit to exempt from MAT 0010 (Developmental Math).

Technical Assistance

If you have problems accessing the test, please contact Nikki Crees,

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