Mathematics Placement Test

The purpose of the Mathematics Placement Test is to place you into the highest level math class you may initially take at VCU in which you have a reasonable expectation of success. The Mathematics Placement Test does not give you credit for a math class, nor does it satisfy or exempt you from any math course your major or school requires of you for graduation.

University College administers the Math Placement Test.

Interpreting your Mathematics Placement Test results.

All students enrolling in a mathematics, statistics, or computer science course must satisfy the prerequisite for the course before enrolling in the course. The prerequisite may be satisfied either by placement into the course based on the results of either the VCU Mathematics Placement Test, or by successful completion of the prerequisite course. Your advisor can help you determine which mathematics course is appropriate for your major.

VCU offers the Mathematics Placement Test in two formats: the VCU Online Mathematics Placement Test and the Compass Mathematics Placement Test. Only new incoming freshmen or transfer students may take the Online version. All current VCU students must take the Compass version.

If you have questions please contact Mark Bassard at (804) 827-8120 or by e-mail: