Math Placement Assessment
You may take this exam only once per semester; please be prepared before you begin!
Students who may require accommodations for this (or any) placement assessment should contact the University Disability Services office before taking the assessment.
Who should take the Math Placement Assessment?
Students who wish to enroll in MATH 104, 104F, 104G, 115, or 205 must either satisfy the course prerequisites listed in the catalog or take the Math Placement Assessment.
Students wishing to enroll in Math 206 or above without having completed the prerequisite at the college level must see a math department faculty member for advice and possible authorization to enroll.
• The placement assessment is not required to register for MATH 100, MATH 103, or MATH 121.
• Students who have submitted their Hawai'i State High School Algebra Exit Exam scores to UH Hilo's Admissions office are not required to take the math placement assessment.
When & where can I take the Math Placement Assessment?
Students may take the Online Math Placement Assessment at any time.
Students who are unable to take the online assessment can take a placement assessment on campus. On-site assessments are scheduled during Orientation, Advising, and Registration week each semester for new students; returning students can make an appointment to take an assessment during the fall and spring semesters.
Students may take the assessment once per semester; please be prepared before you begin!
It is strongly recommended that you spend a few days reviewing problems similar to what will be on the assessment before taking it.
How and when may I get my results?
Results are available as soon as you finish the assessment. Please print a copy of the results for your records; you may need to show it to your academic advisor. Assessment scores are uploaded into student records once daily (Monday - Friday) the week before and the week of every registration period, and on the last day of each month the remainder of the year. Students cannot register until their scores have been uploaded. If you are unable to register and do not see your score in STAR within 24 business hours of taking the online assessment, please call Lindsay Heller at 808-933-0572 for assistance.