ND Calculus Readiness Test

The ND Calculus Readiness Test does not offer credit by exam. Rather, the test outcome will determine whether you should register for MATH 10150: Principles of Calculus for the fall semester.  MATH 10150 enables students to build the necessary academic foundation for learning success in calculus.

Who takes the ND Calculus Readiness Test?

All incoming first-year students who plan to take a calculus course at Notre Dame must take the Calculus Readiness Test.  This means that all students must take the Calculus Readiness Test if they are considering a primary major, a secondary major, a supplemental major, or a minor that requires a calculus course.

When is the ND Calculus Readiness Test?

Incoming first-year students take the Calculus Readiness Test in the latter half of May.

What is the purpose of the ND Calculus Readiness Test?

Your score on the ND Calculus Readiness Test will help to determine whether you will register for MATH 10150: Principles of Calculus for the fall semester. MATH 10150 is a solid introduction to calculus and prepares students for MATH 10250: Elements of Calculus, MATH 10350: Calculus A, or Math 10550: Calculus I. Note that MATH 10150 does not fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the Core Curriculum.

When will I get my ND Calculus Readiness Test Score?

The eight quiz results (Quizzes A through H) are available to you immediately. You must calculate your test score by averaging the first six quizzes (Quizzes A through F) and then multiplying by 100 to determine your score. Again, Calculus Readiness Test scores for the purpose of registration guidance are the computed average of Quizzes A through F multiplied by 100. (i.e., CRT score = A through F Average X 100). The possible scores range from 0 to 1000.

How do I interpret my ND Calculus Readiness Test Score?

Calculus Readiness Test scores greater than or equal to 700

If your Calculus Readiness Test score is greater than or equal to 700 (CRT >= 700), then you can begin the required calculus sequence for your major. Consult the Calculus Requirements by Major page for more information.

Calculus Readiness Test scores between 500 (inclusive) and 700

If your Calculus Readiness Test score is between 500 and 700 (500 <= CRT < 700), consult with your first-year advisor and register for a calculus course using the following guidance.

  • If you have not taken a calculus class previously, then you should register for MATH 10150: Principles of Calculus.
  • If you have taken a calculus class previously, then you can begin the required calculus sequence for your major and can request a registration override from your advisor. Consult the Calculus Requirements by Major page for more information.

Calculus Readiness Test scores less than 500

If your Calculus Readiness Test score is less than 500 (CRT < 500), then you should register for MATH 10150: Principles of Calculus.

How to complete the ND Calculus Readiness Test

After May 9, you can access Canvas to complete the ND Calculus Readiness Test. Canvas is Notre Dame’s learning management system (LMS) used by faculty and staff to share learning materials and activities.

You can find step-by-step instructions on how to access the Calculus Readiness 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 28, 2024.