The math placement assessment is made up of 71 questions, divided into five sections:
- Basic Algebra
- Introductory Algebra
- Intermediate Algebra
You have 200 minutes to complete your placement assessment online. Only one problem will be visible on the computer screen at a time, but you will be able to return to questions, as long as you have not yet completed the section. Once you start the assessment your time will begin counting down.
All five sections will need to be taken in one sitting. Any sections not taken at the same time as the first section will not be counted for placement.
Once you have created your math placement account, you will have access to the assessment for 16 weeks. You do not have to start the assessment right away--you should take advantage of the Practice Tests and Study Plan provided to you before making your first attempt. Keep in mind that you must finish the math assessment in order to register for orientation. You also cannot retake any section after the 6th week of your first term of enrollment at DePaul.
- Use the Study Plan provided to you in the placement assessment site
- Take the Practice Tests provided to you in the placement assessment site as often as
you like before taking the final test
- Review the chapters from the math textbooks that you last used
- Suggested math study links:
- Purplemath - Your Algebra Resource
- An Introduction to Trigonometry