The Proctored Math Placement Exam

Students can take the Proctored Math Placement Exam in order to receive course credit for College Algebra (Math 1100). In particular, students who wish to place directly into Math 1300 (without a College Algebra exemption or prior course credit) are required to pass the Proctored Math Placement Exam.


  • Students who will take Calculus at MU (Math 1400, 1500, 1700, or 2300) should not take the Proctored Math Placement Exam. Students will receive back-credit for Math 1100 or 1160 upon completion of the appropriate Calculus course.
  • You will only be eligible to earn course credit through the Proctored Math Placement Exam if (a) you have earned fewer than 90 hours of college credit, AND (b) you have no official record of previous enrollment in the course(s) in which credit is to be received (see

About the Proctored Math Placement Exam:

  • To register online to take the exam, contact MU Testing Services. (Advance registration is required; walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available.)
  • The fee for the Proctored Math Placement Exam is $64.50.
  • Students may take the Proctored Math Placement Exam on campus at the following times:
    • During the week prior to the start of classes each semester
    • During the first week of classes each semester
    • Alternate times by appointment
    • Contact MU Testing Services for specific dates and times
  • Students should consult with an academic adviser prior to registering for the Proctored Math Placement Exam.
  • Students will be allotted 2 hours to complete the Proctored Math Placement Exam; some of this time will be spent for administration of the exam, and logging into the computers.
  • If a student passes the Proctored Math Placement Exam with a score of 55% or above, they will receive course credit for Math 1100 (College Algebra). See for further details.
  • If you need accommodations because of a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services.