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Placement Exam

For many majors (science, technology and math), it’s strongly recommended that you take a math placement exam before registering for classes; engineering majors are required to take the math placement exam to be placed into calculus. Taking a placement exam could allow you to test into a higher prerequisite course for your first semester, which could help you graduate sooner. Placement exams are offered through UTSA Testing Services.

Math Placement Exam

You should take a Math Placement Exam if you are TSI complete in Math and need to take a math course higher than College Algebra, as it is one way you can fulfill the prerequisites to enroll in Precalculus or Calculus.

The Math Placement exam is required for Engineering Majors.

Taking the Math Placement Exam

Chemistry Placement Exam

You no longer need to take the Chemistry Placement Exam to place into General Chemistry (CHE 1103). Instead, to be able to place into this course, you will need:

    • Completion of Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (MAT 1073) with a grade of at least a “C-” will serve as a prerequisite.
    • Placement into Pre-Calculus (MAT 1093) through the UTSA math placement exam or the ALEKS math placement exam at UTSA will serve as a prerequisite satisfaction.
    • A grade of “C-” or better in Basic Chemistry (CHE 1073).
    • AP credit for MAT 1093, MAT 1214 or CHE 1073, which serves as a prerequisite satisfaction sufficient for enrollment in General Chemistry (CHE 1103).
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