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This online diagnostic test is highly recommended for several math and economics courses. If a course recommends this test, it is noted in the prerequisites of the course description. Instructors and teaching assistants assume that you are enrolling with the prerequisite knowledge and will teach accordingly. They will not review prerequisite math skills either in class or one-on-one.

How to Take the Test

You do not need to study for this test. It is intended for students who have not taken a math course recently. The test must be taken online. Log in to MyDCE, click the three horizontal lines in the top left, select “My Enrollment Requirements,” then “Placement Tests,” and then “Math Placement Test,” and follow the instructions. You receive your score upon completing the test.

Test Schedule

The test is available in MyDCE between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Time during the following periods:

  • For fall classes: July 25 to September 9
  • For spring classes: November 7 to February 2

See the test dates for summer classes.

If you have questions about placement or encounter technical difficulties with the test, e-mail