STEP #1 - About the Math Placement ExamThe math placement exam is divided into 4 parts. Students have up to 90 minutes to work through 63 problems as follows:
- Part A: Advanced Arithmetic (15 problems)
- Part B: Beginning Algebra (15 problems)
- Part C: College Algebra and Graphs (15 problems)
- Part D: Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry (18 problems)
When you complete the exam, you are placed into one of the following levels: 0 - 6. Successful completion of parts A & B will place you into level 3 or higher, which indicates you are ready to take a college-level math course.
Placement into level 2 allows you to take IU South Bend course MATH A100 Fundamentals of Algebra.
Placement into math levels 0 & 1 requires students to take a developmental, non-credit math course through Ivy Tech Community College. This Ivy Tech Course will be offered on the IU South Bend campus beginning in fall 2011.