Department of Mathematics

5 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2709 (ph); 401.874.4454 (f)

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URI Math Placement Exam

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When will the placement exam be held, and do I need a reservation?

There are two parts of the math placement exam for incoming students:

  • The online portion, which you will take online before coming to new student orientation. Try to take the exam as soon as possible before coming to orientation. You should be able to log in for the online exam about a week after we receive your deposit.
  • The proctored portion, which you will take on campus during new student orientation. Students unable to come to campus for orientation will be able to take it upon their arrival on campus for classes in the fall.

When will I be able to log in and take the online portion of my placement exam?

Online placement exams begin in April, and student accounts are typically created by one week after you have sent in your URI deposit. If it has been over a week since you sent in your deposit and you still cannot log in, please contact us by visiting our Support page.

Is the placement exam timed? Is it possible to receive extra time for disability accommodations?

The exam is timed, by a timer on individual problems. Students with disabilities are invited and encouraged to identify with the Office of Disability Services via 401-874-2098,, or *If you have a disability and require a time extension on the Math Placement test during orientation, please contact Disability Services for Students with your Psychological/Educational Testing or medical documentation BEFORE your orientation session begins. Staff in Disability Services will certify your accommodation need(s) to the Math Department so you will be given the extra time during that session.

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