At CU Boulder, students have several math courses to choose from, based on their intended major. While some courses do not require a prerequisite or prior math experience, others will require a math readiness test or the completion of prerequisite coursework.

We want to ensure that students are successful and prepared for the math courses in which they are enrolled. Students planning to register for a precalculus or calculus course should take the** math readiness test **first. The test score will be combined with other information including high school transcripts and college entrance exam scores to place students in the appropriate course. Students who wish to improve their placement can take a **proctored online math placement test**. Note: there will also be on-campus proctored options available for students whose computers will not support the software or don't have a webcam.

**The Math Readiness Test will re-open on Monday, November 2nd for incoming spring 2021 students. New students should prepare for this test, and complete it no later than Sunday, January 10th. Plan to take this test as soon as possible. If your placement is not what you expected, you can take a proctored online placement test, but you will need time to prepare for that, so don't delay!**