The ND Calculus Placement Test does not offer credit-by-examination. Rather, the test outcome will be part of your registration advising discussion this summer to determine whether you should register for MATH 10150 “Principles of Calculus” for the Fall semester.

Who takes a ND Calculus Placement Test?

Students considering one of the following majors MUST take the Calculus Placement Test:

  • all College of Engineering majors

  • all College of Science majors and supplementary majors

  • particular majors (including second majors) in the College of Arts & Letters: Computer Science, Economics, Math, Neuroscience, and Pre-health

  • any student considering a health profession

If your intended college or field of study is not on the above list, then you do not have to take the test.

Your score on the ND Calculus Placement Test will determine whether you will register for MATH 10150 “Principles of Calculus” for the Fall semester. The course is a solid introduction to calculus and prepares students for MATH 10350 “Calculus A” or Math 10550 “Calculus I.” Note that MATH 10150 does not fulfill the Core Curriculum Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

ND Calculus Placement Test and Advanced Credit

Students who have already received a 5 on the AP Calculus AB and/or the AP Calculus BC exam or a 7 on the IB Math HL exam are not required to take the ND Calculus Placement Test.

Students who are planning to take an AP Calculus or IB Math HL exam in the spring must take the ND Calculus Placement Test.

How to complete the ND Calculus Placement Test

After May 16, you can access Canvas to complete the ND Calculus Placement Test. You can find step-by-step instructions on how to access the Calculus Placement Test here. The test is divided into eight sections which may be done separately, and the complete test will take approximately 80 minutes. All sections of the exam must be completed before 11:59 PM EDT on May 30, 2022.

How to choose a Math course

The Calculus Placement Test results will be part of your registration advising discussion this summer, and you can learn more about choosing the appropriate math course on the How to choose a Math course page.