**Missouri** **S&T** Math Placement

**Missouri** **S&T** requires new undergraduate students to take Math Placement Exams in Algebra and Trigonometry. These exams are written by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and align with the prerequisite course expectations for Math 1214: Calculus for Engineers I. **S&T** students are expected to make calculations quickly and accurately without the use of a calculator.

- The Algebra Placement Exam is 30 questions. The student has 60 minutes to complete this exam, and
**no calculator may be used** on the Algebra portion.
- The Trigonometry Placement Exam is 25 questions. The student has 60 minutes to complete this exam, and
**scientific calculators are allowed** on the Trig portion. Graphing calculators are not permitted.

Both exams are multiple choice/short answer. You will receive a separate score on each portion. When math placement advisors evaluate your scores to determine the correct first semester math course for you here at **S&T**, they will first consider your algebra score, since algebra is foundational material for every other math and science course you will take. If your algebra score shows mastery of this material, math placement advisors will then consider your trigonometry score. Some students will begin with an algebra refresher course, some will begin with trig, and some will begin with calculus or higher.

Score reports are only generated and sent to advisors once both portions of the Math Placement Exams (algebra and trig) are complete. The student must open and submit both portions on each attempt.

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