Who should take the Advanced Math Placement Test

  1. Students majoring in or planning to major in an area listed below or students who are planning on taking a math class in their first year on campus.
  2. Students who have completed Calculus in high school or students who are bringing in college credit for Calculus.  If you have not taken Calculus (1 year), you should take the ALEKS Math Placement Test.
  3. All first-year students admitted to the College of Engineering and/or the Tippie College of Business are required to take a math placement test regardless of credit you are bringing into Iowa.

Depending on your results, you may also be required to take the ALEKS Math Placement Test. 

Actuarial Science and Actuarial Science Interest Interdepartmental Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Health Studies
Applied Physics Mathematics
Astronomy Medical Laboratory Science (pre-)
Athletic Training Medicine (pre-)
Biochemistry Microbiology
Biology Neuroscience
Biomedical Sciences Nuclear Med Tech Interest
Business (and Pre-Business)
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics & Information Systems (BAIS)
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
Nursing and Nursing Interest
Chemistry Optometry (pre-)
Chiropractic (pre-) Pharmacy and Pharmacy Interest
Computer Science Physical Therapy (pre-)
Data Science Physician Assistant (pre-)
Dentistry (pre-) Physics
Elementary Education Podiatry (pre-)
Engineering (and Engineering Interest)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Undeclared Engineering
Public Health and Public Health Interest
Enterprise Leadership Radiation Sciences (pre-)
Environmental Sciences Science Education
Geography Science Studies
Geoscience Speech and Hearing Science
Global Health Studies Statistics
Health & Human Physiology Sustainability Science
Human Physiology Veterinary Medicine (pre-)


When to take the Advanced Math Placement Test

Take this test at least 2 weeks prior to your orientation date. Depending on your results, you may also be required to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam.

What you should know before taking Advanced Math Placement Test

  • The Advanced Math Placement Test is an online, 20 item multiple-choice test including the following topics: limits, differentiation, basic integration, curve-sketching, simple applications, and trigonometric functions.
  • There is a 60 minute time limit; however, you should allow 90 minutes to complete the entire process.
  • You must complete the test in one sitting.
  • You may not use a calculator, books, notes, or any other resources except for scratch paper.
  • Accommodations: If you need accommodations (for example, extra time), please contact Student Disability Services BEFORE you take the test.

How to take the Advanced Math Placement Test

Instructions to Self-Enroll.

Self-enroll and begin the Advanced Math Placement Test.

Login with your University of Iowa HawkID and password.

To see the minimum Advanced Math Test scores required for math courses, please see Advanced Math Course Placement.