The Math Assessment test is used to determine your present mathematics ability.
You must take this test if you plan to take Calculus (MATH 1111 or MATH 1151.) If you don’t pass the test, after two attempts, you must take Functions (MATH 1011) to help you prepare for Calculus. We have found that students who struggle with the Math Placement Test also struggle in Calculus.

You can take the test anytime on your own computer. We strongly encourage you to take the test before term begins, so that you can adjust your course schedule if necessary.
If you don’t take the test before term, we will require you to write the test during the lab periods in the first week. (Students with a lab on Monday will write on another day.)

A sample of the assessment test is available in Moodle as an online self-test. You can take it at any time before term begins and as many times as you like.

You are strongly encouraged to complete this self-test before attempting the official test.

Log into Moodle. (You are required to have an account at Mount Allison University to do this)

The Math Assessment Test is located in the "Miscellaneous" section.


 Frequently Asked Questions about the Math Assessment Test   


For information on the math that you should review before taking a first-year calculus course,

 the following handbook is a great resource:

Handbook - Preparing for University Calculus (*PDF)