Online Placement Exams
Students must preregister to take an exam. No exceptions.
Online exams must be taken on site at Courant's Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer Street).
Before registering for a Calculus exam, please consult the Calculus Prerequisites and Advanced Placement webpage here as you already may have satisfied the prerequisites to enroll in a Calculus course.
Students do not receive academic credit for passing a Placement Exam. These exams are for placement purposes only.
Questions concerning Placement Exams should be directed to the Calculus Placement Coordinator at mathplac@cims.nyu.edu.
Exams given
 Place into Calculus I or Math for Economics I
 Place into Calculus II
 Place into Calculus III
 Place out of Calculus III
 Place into Math for Economics II
 Place into Math for Economics III
Exam Dates Currently Available
 Friday, July 14th 2:00pm  4:00pm
 Friday, August 18th 2:00pm  4:00pm
 Tuesday, August 29th 2:00pm  4:00pm
 Wednesday, August 30th 2:00pm  4:00pm
 Thursday, August 31st 4:00pm  5:00pm (Calc I/MFE I and Calc II exams only)
 Friday, September 1st 1:00pm  3:00pm
Rules & Regulations
 You will receive email confirmation of your registration as well as time/ location details the Monday prior to the exam date.
 The Placement Coordinator reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any exam.

Computer lab space is limited. If there are too many students registered for the exam in the lab, some students may be asked to bring a personal laptop or may be asked to select an alternate exam date.

Arrive at least 10 minutes early with your NYU ID. If you are taking the exam on your own laptop, make sure your laptop battery is fully charged (outlets are not guaranteed to be available during the exam). You must have your ID to get into the building and to be admitted into an exam room. If you are late, you will not be given extra time.

You will have one hour to complete the Calculus I and Calculus II placement exams, and two hours for all other exams.

No calculators, formula sheets, or other aids are allowed in the exam room.

Students may take a placement exam a maximum of 2 times with at least 3 months in between.

Placement results are typically emailed to students by the day after the exam. Exams are graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are only notified if they have passed or failed.
Technical Requirements
Online exams require connecting to a website and taking a timed exam. Students may bring a laptop, or register for an exam given in an NYU computer lab.
The following is a list of the minimum system requirements for access to the Maple T.A. system. System performance may vary based on the speed of your Internet connection. For all systems, it is recommended that you set your screen resolution to at least 800x600 dpi.
General Requirements
 All exams require a Javaenabled browser.
 JavaScript^{TM} and cookies must be enabled.
 Sun Java 1.5.0 or later is also required.
Windows  32bit
 Platforms: Windows XP/2003/Vista/7
 Browsers: Internet Explorer® 6.x+, Firefox® 3.0+
 300 MHz processor or better
 64 MB RAM or better
Windows  64bit
 Platforms: Windows XP/Vista/7
 Browsers: Internet Explorer 6.x+, Firefox 3.0+
 300 MHz processor or better
 64 MB RAM or better
Macintosh
 Platform: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
 Browsers: Firefox 3.0+, Safari 5.0+*
 333 MHz processor or better
 64 MB RAM or better
Linux  32bit
 Platforms: SUSE 10.3, 11.1, 11.2; Red Hat Enterprise 5; Ubuntu 8.04, 10.04
 Browsers: Firefox 3.0+
 300 MHz processor or better
 64 MB RAM or better
Linux  64bit
 Platforms: SUSE Enterprise 10, SUSE Enterprise 11; Red Hat Enterprise 5; Ubuntu 8.04, 10.04
 Browsers: Firefox 3.0+
 300 MHz processor or better
 64 MB RAM or better
Exam Preparation
Students are expected to complete a review of material and any other preparation for the placement exam before they take the exam. All students, without exception, must prove they have the skills required for the courses they wish to take.
The purpose of a placement exam is to match a student's current skill set to the appropriate class. Calculus and postCalculus classes are demanding; there is no review of lowerlevel material in class, and no time for individual review once the semester begins. Instructors and fellow students assume that everyone in the class has attained the same level of mathematical expertise before registration.
Beyond the resources below, the department does not give tutoring or other help in preparing for the placement exams. Students requiring more than a refresher are advised to take the class in which those topics are taught.
Formula sheets will not be provided for exams.
Calculus I and Math for Economics I Placement Exam
The Calculus I placement exam tests for mastery of the precalculus topics needed to succeed in Calculus I. The exam topics are the same as those for the course MATHUA 009 Algebra and Calculus:
To review for the exam, you can look at any textbook with "Precalculus" in the title. This includes:
You may also access freely these electronic resources from Bobst Library. The links below will work from any computer on the NYU network. To access these titles offcampus, you can search for the titles in BobCat (click "View Details", then "Online Version"). You may need to reauthenticate with your NYU NetID and PIN.
Math For Economics Placement Exam
As of Fall 2016, students will now have the opportunity to take placement exams to place into MFE II and MFE III.
To place into Math for Eonomics II:
This exam is to place into MATHUA 212 Math for Economics II and is for placement purposes only. You will not receive academic credit for MATHUA 211 Math for Economics I for passing the placement exam.
Students can place into MATHUA 212 Math for Economics II by either taking the prerequisite course MATHUA 211 Math for Economics I or by taking the Math for Economics II Placement Exam.
To learn which topics will be covered on this exam, students should refer to the calendar schedule found on the current MATHUA 211 course website.
To place into Math for Eonomics III:
This exam is to place into MATHUA 213 Math for Economics III and is for placement purposes only. You will not receive academic credit for MATHUA 212 Math for Economics II for passing the placement exam.
Students can place into MATHUA 213 Math for Economics III by either taking the prerequisite course MATHUA 212 Math for Economics II or by taking the Math for Economics III Placement Exam.
To learn which topics will be covered on this exam, students should refer to the calendar schedule found on the current MATHUA 212 course website.
Sample Exams
There are no online diagnostic tests for advanced level calculus placement exams. To learn which topics that will be covered on these exams, students should refer to course descriptions.
Sample Exams
 MATHUA 9 Algebra & Calculus Solution  practice exam to place into Calculus I
 MATHUA 121 Calculus I Solution  practice exam to place into Calculus II
 MATHUA 122 Calculus II Solution  practice exam to place into Calculus III
 MATHUA 123 Calculus III Part1 Solution  practice exam to place out of Calculus.
 MATHUA 123 Calculus III Part2 Solution  practice exam to place out of Calculus.
Academic and AP Credit
If you received AP credits for a calculus course, and you register for the same course, you will forfeit your AP credits. You will not receive academic credit for passing placement exams. These exams are for placement purposes only.