## Placement

## Main Content

Welcome to Southern Illinois University Carbondale! We look forward to working with you as your educational partner as you begin to fulfill your academic goals. One important step on your educational journey is completing the Math requirement for your chosen major. While college and major requirements vary, all students at SIUC must successfully complete a Math course to receive a degree. Our Math Placement System, described below, will help you find the best course for you and your program.

You must take the placement test unless you have transferred in college credit for the class that is required for your major at SIU or if you transfer in the prerequisite to the class you want to take with a C or better. Contact your advisor if you are transferring in college credit to determine if you need to take it.

**Even if you have a high Math ACT score, you must take a Math placement test in order to register for Math classes at SIUC!!**

Any student who passes a transitional mathematics course is guaranteed placement in a credit-bearing college mathematics course at SIUC. The precise course into which a student is placed will depend on the results of our placement test and should be discussed with an advisor. For planning purposes, we anticipate that students who master the material of their Transitional Math courses will be prepared to place into the following courses, but the results of the placement test for each student will be definitive:

Transitional Math Course Taken: | SIUC Math Course |

STEM | MATH 106, 108, or 125 |

Technical Math | MATH 125 |

Quantitative Literacy and Statistics | MATH 101 or 102 |

**Please note**: In order to use the Math Placement System, you must have a Network ID. If you do not yet have a Network ID, visit https://netid.siu.edu or call (618) 453-5155. Once you have your Network ID, go to http://mycourses.siu.edu/d2l/home and click on the Math Placement Test Course. If the course doesn't show up in the current semester, look back one or two semesters in My Courses.

Some transfer students might not automatically have the link. If you need to take an introductory level math course and do not have the link, contact Thara Lowndes, Director of Computer Based Learning, mathplacement@siu.edu.

Tutorial Video Placement and Prerequisites

## Frequently Asked Questions

- How do I request an accommodation for the math placement exam?
- Why do I need to take a math placement test?
- Should I register for the highest class I place into?
- When can I take a test?
- Why do I need to run the Browser Check?
- What format should I expect?
- What will happen after I submit Test 1?
- How long do I have to wait before retaking Test 1 or moving on to Test 2?
- Why take Test 2?
- How many tests will I take before I am placed?
- What courses can I be placed into if I take Test 3?
- Now that I've been placed, is there anything else I can do to get better prepared for my first day of class?