TAMIU students wanting to skip College Algebra (MATH 1314) and register directly into Pre-Calculus (MATH 2412) in their first semester must take the Pre-Calculus Mathematics Placement exam. This opportunity is designed for certain majors such as Mathematics, Biology, Science, and Engineering that require higher-level mathematics preparedness in order to fulfill requirements of the program of study.
You must first be TSI Exempt or TSI Complete in Mathematics in order to take the Pre-Calculus Mathematics Placement exam. If you pass the Pre-Calculus Mathematics Placement exam, you will be able to enroll in Pre-Calculus (MATH 2412).
TAMIU students wishing to enroll in Pre-Calculus (MATH 2412) and who have met at least one of the score criteria on the following national tests (see the list below) must take and pass the Pre-Calculus Mathematics Placement exam prior to registering for Pre-Calculus (MATH 2412). Students who have scored at or above the test scores listed below are TSI exempt. Also visit the Office of Admissions for other possible TSI exemptions. For further information, contact the University College located at the Zaffirini Success Center (ZSC) room 223.
This placement exam is only for Pre-Calculus (MATH 2412). Placement in Calculus-I (MATH 2413) and Calculus-II (MATH 2414) will solely be granted by using the higher scores on SAT, ACT, or AP exams. In fact, adequate success in AP exams will award credits towards MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 appropriately.
We strongly recommend that all examinees take the sample Pre-Calculus Mathematics Placement exam below prior to registering for the actual exam and to be familiar with the Mathematics Glossary provided below.
The included Sample Pre-Calculus Mathematics Placement Exam will give students a good idea of how they will perform on the actual placement exam. Students should use only a four-function calculator and limit their time to 120 minutes for an accurate assessment. No formula sheet is provided. Check the Sample Exam Answers. The topics listed below along with the suggested readings and the Mathematics Glossary provide a great study guide for the Pre-Calculus Mathematics Placement exam.
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