Calculus & MFE Placement Exams
Online Calculus and Math for Economics (MFE) 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).
Students do not receive academic credit for passing a Placement Exam. These exams are for placement purposes only.
Register for an exam
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, November 4th 2:00pm  4:00pm

Friday, November 11th 2:00pm  4:00pm

Friday, December 9th 2:00pm  4:00pm

Friday, January 13th 1:00pm  3:00pm

Friday, January 20th 2:00pm  4:00pm
1. You will receive email confirmation of your registration
as well as time/ location details the Monday prior to the exam
date.
2. The Placement Coordinator reserves the right to cancel or
reschedule any exam.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. You will have one hour to complete the Calculus I and Calculus II placement exams, and two hours for all other exams.
6. No calculators, formula sheets, or other aids are allowed in the exam room.
7. Students may take a placement exam a maximum of 2 times
with at least 3 months in between.
8. 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 for All Placement Exams
1. 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.2. Laptop System Requirements
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 800 x 600 dpi.
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 Explorerฎ 6.x+, Firefoxฎ 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
Preparation for All Placement Exams
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:
Math For Economics (MFE) II and III Placement Exams
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.