Sample Tests & Course Plan

Sample Competency Exam with Answers

Diagnostic Tests

  • Intermediate Algebra: MTH 105

    The MTH 105 diagnostic test is meant to serve as a gauge to give you feedback on whether you are placed appropriately in MTH 105 (Intermediate Algebra). The test does not have any authority in the actual placement, but is designed to help you decide if you should remain enrolled in MTH 105, drop back to MTH 055 (Elementary Algebra), or consider taking MTH 107 (College Algebra). Since various high school mathematics curricula are difficult to compare, this test will give you an idea of the expectations for background knowledge upon entering MTH 105.

    The following rubric can be used to help you make a decision as to whether or not to remain in MTH 105, however, before making a decision it is strongly recommended that you consult your instructor before dropping MTH 105.

    If you scored:
    0-3. You should consider dropping back to MTH 055.
    4-7. You appear to have the background to be successful in MTH 105.
    8-10. You should consider taking MTH 107 or MTH 106 (Trigonometry) instead.

  • Calculus I: MTH 132

    The MTH 132 test is meant to serve as a gauge to give you feedback on whether you are placed appropriately in MTH 132 (Calculus I). The test does not have any authority in the actual placement, but is designed to help you decide if you should remain enrolled in MTH 132, drop back to MTH 130 (Pre-Calculus) or consider taking MTH 133 (Calculus II). Since various high school mathematics curricula are difficult to compare, this test will give you an idea of the expectations for background knowledge upon entering MTH 132.

    The following rubric can be used to help you make a decision as to whether or not to remain in MTH 132, however, before making a decision it is strongly recommended that you consult your instructor before dropping MTH 132.

    If you scored:
    0-3. You should consider dropping back to MTH 130.
    4-7. You appear to have the background to be successful in MTH 132.
    8-10. You should consider taking MTH 133 instead.

Mathematics Course Cycling Plan

This course cycling plan is for planning purposes only. It is not a guaranteed commitment to offer courses at the scheduled times. Offering of courses is subject to funding and enrollment.

The plan is under constant review for revision, so please be sure to check to make sure you have the most recent version.