### Missouri S&T Math Placement

Embark on your academic journey at Missouri S&T with confidence through our online Math Placement Exam, a prerequisite for new undergraduate students. At Missouri S&T, we're committed to providing you with the tools and assessments needed to succeed. Let the Math Placement Exam be your guide! In collaboration with ALEKS PPL, a nationally recognized placement and learning tool, we ensure a seamless and tailored placement experience for each student.

**It's a simple process:**

- Complete your first attempt at least
**7 days prior** to your Advising & Registration (A&R) day.
- You may take the placement exam up to
**three times.**
- The
**highest score** is considered for your initial math course placement.
- Typical completion time for the online Math Placement Exam is
**45 minutes**.

If you have earned an ACT math score of 32 or higher (SAT math score of 721 or higher), you are EXEMPT from the placement exam. If you have earned an ACT math score between 28-31 (SAT math score of 660-720), you MAY NOT need to take the placement exam.

**For more information, read the Exemptions section below.**

### Importance of Math Placement

At S&T, we understand that mathematics education varies across high schools and colleges, creating diverse standards and expectations. The ALEKS Exam serves as a valuable tool, offering students a clear understanding of their strengths in relation to core math objectives. By guiding students to the most appropriate math course, we ensure a strong foundation for success in their first semester and beyond.

Taking the exam seriously is crucial to providing an accurate reflection of a student's preparedness. It should be completed independently, without external assistance from friends, family, internet searches, apps, textbooks, notes, or any other sources. This approach is fundamental to our commitment to integrity and fairness in the placement process.

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