Texas Tech University

Mathematics Placement Exam

University Policy

Admission to entry-level math courses (MATH 1331, 1350, 1451, 2345) requires meeting prerequisites as per university policy. Enrollment is based on meeting these prerequisites.

  1. High SATM or ACTM scores.
  2. Collegiate credit for prerequisite courses from Texas Tech or accredited institutions.
  3. Successful completion of the Math Placement Examination.

Do you need to take the Math Placement Exam?

If you wish to review the criteria or prerequisites for enrolling in a math course, determine your exemption from the Math Placement Exam, or if you have any other inquiries regarding the Math Placement Exam, please click the button below for further clarification.

Math Placement Exam Criteria and Prerequisites

Guidelines for Test Takers

Once you have decided to proceed with taking the test, please adhere to the following guidelines and procedures to complete the examination. 

  • The Math Placement Exam may be taken only once in any 24-hour period.
  • You can take the exam at most twice online.  
  • You need to complete the exam from start to finish without refreshing the webpage
  • Allow yourself a of couple hours of uninterrupted time to take the exam. 
  • There are up to 59 questions on 1 virtual page.  Make sure to answer every question on the test before selecting the  Grade Test button.
  • Practice guide for your Math Placement Exam
  • Sample Exam & Answers
  • Technical support issues should be directed to Collin Smith, (806) 834-3444. 8am-5pm, M-F.

Calculator Usage

A calculator can be used during the placement examination, but the focus is on assessing arithmetic and algebraic skills rather than calculator proficiency. The exam evaluates the retention of algebra skills.

Click Here to be taken to the Online Placement Exam

General Questions 

Questions about the Mathematics Placement Examination for Mathematics & Statistics majors may be directed to Yancy Nuñez at yancy.nunez@ttu.edu or (806) 742-2566. 

Department of Mathematics & Statistics