# Calculus Placement Exams

## Online Calculus Placement Exams

**Students must pre-register to take an exam. No exceptions.**

On-line exams must be taken on site at Courant's
Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer Street).

Questions concerning Calculus Placement Exams should be directed to the Calculus Placement Coordinator at mathplac@cims.nyu.edu.

### Exams given

- Place into Calculus I

- Place into Calculus II
- Place into Calculus III
- Place out of Calculus III

### Exam dates currently available*

- TBA (Next exams will be held toward the end of the Spring
term)

1. You will receive email confirmation of your registration
as well as time/ location details the Monday prior to the exam
date.

2. The Calculus Placement Coordinator reserves the right to
cancel or reschedule any exam. When registering, please select
a preferred exam date and an alternate exam date to ensure
that you sit the exam in the event of a cancelled date.

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 the Advanced Calculus placement exams.

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

7. Students may take a calculus 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.

### 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 Java-enabled browser.

JavaScript

^{TM}and cookies must be enabled.

Sun Java 1.5.0 or later is also required.

Windows - 32-bit

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 - 64-bit

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 - 32-bit

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 - 64-bit

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
post-Calculus classes are demanding; there is no review of
lower-level 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 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 MATH-UA 009
Algebra and Calculus:

*PreCalculus*by Stewart, Redland, and Watson (the current textbook for MATH-UA 9 Algebra and Calculus). Published by Cengage.

*Precalculus*by Faires and DeFranza (the past textbook for the same course). Published by Cengage.

### 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

- MATH-UA 9 Algebra & Calculus Solution - practice exam to place into Calculus I
- MATH-UA 121 Calculus I Solution - practice exam
to place into Calculus II

- MATH-UA 122 Calculus II Solution - practice exam to place into Calculus III
- MATH-UA 123 Calculus III Part1 Solution - practice exam to place out of Calculus.
- MATH-UA 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.