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Math Placement Exams

If you are admitted to Florida Tech as a STEM major, you MUST take  the Math Placement Exam to register a math course required for your major.  

Students who ARE EXEMPT from placement test, but could not transfer Precalculus, Calculus 1-3, or Differential Equations credits, are strongly encouraged to take the Advanced Math Placement Exam given during the orientation week. Questions regarding the eligibility requirements for an Advanced Math Placement Exam, contact Dr. Gnana Bhaskar Tenali (, Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

See below for more information on Math Placement Exams and supplementary material to properly prepare for these tests. 

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Math Placement Exam

Math Placement Exam is for majors requiring Calculus I as the entry level math course.  Students are given two practice tests prior to taking  the Math Placement Test. The test is computer-based and requires secure and strong internet connection. 

The practice test and the actual placement exam are accessible via the Admitted Student Portal. If you experience any issues with accessing the test, please email Dr. William Girton (wgirton@fitedu).  

Students are strongly encouraged to review the topics included in the syllabus below and complete the Math Placement Exam upon their admission to Florida Tech.

Those who do not complete the Math Placement Exam will be placed into a section of Precalculus until they complete their Math Placement Exam requirement.

Syllabus for Technical Math Placement Exam

  • linear equations and inequalities,
  • absolute value inequalities,
  • exponents,
  • systems of linear equations of two variables,
  • exponents and polynomials,
  • factoring,
  • rational expressions,
  • roots,
  • quadratic equations,
  • logarithms,
  • exponential functions,
  • polynomial functions,
  • graphs of functions,
  • areas and volumes,
  • angles in degrees and radians,
  • trigonometric functions,
  • trigonometric identities, and
  • inverse trigonometric functions.

How to Prepare for  the Math Placement Exam

Math is cumulative and process driven, where skills build upon one another. In order to understand the higher level math concepts, students must master Algebra skills.

Review of the material and practicing before taking a math placement exam are essential to get a sense of your strengths and/or identify lack of knowledge and skills.

External Resources for Math Placement Exam review

Advanced Math Placement Exam

Students are given an opportunity to take the advanced standing exams to be placed out of Precalculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, and Differential Equations.  The tests are computerized and proctored remotely. 

All students interested in taking the Advanced Math Placement Exam are recommended to send an email to Dr. Gnana Bhaskar Tenali (, Department Head of Mathematical Sciences,  to learn about the eligibility requirements.

Students are strongly encouraged to review the below exam materials, including the list of topics, sample exams, and sample exams with solutions for the Advance Math Placement test before taking the respective test.

Students who earn a minimum score of 80 out of 100 will be granted transfer credits for the respective Florida Tech course and will be placed into the next level math course required by their major.

Precalculus Advanced Placement Exam

Calculus 1 Advanced Placement Exam

Calculus 2 Advanced Placement Exam

Calculus 3 Advanced Placement Exam


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