Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Calculus Credit by Examination

General Information:

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The Mathematics department offers exams to students who want to earn credit for Math 221, Math 222 and/or Math 234.  The exams are offered the first week of the fall and spring semester.

These exams are intended primarily for freshmen who have taken substantial calculus courses in high school, or for transfer students who did not get transfer credits for a calculus course taken at another institution, and who desire to establish college credits for Math 221, Math 222 or/and Math 234.  It is open to undergraduate students only.

Students who have been, or will be granted calculus advanced placement credit by other means do not need to take these exams.


Students may not take a credit by examination for a specific course more than once.


The use of calculators or notecards is not permitted on the exams.


Registration for the Exam:

  • Date/Time: 

Math 221 and/or Math 222 - Tuesday January 23, 2018, 5:00pm.

Math 234 - Wednesday January 24, 2018,  5:00pm. 

(Up to 2 hours are allowed to complete each exam)

  • Room: TBA Van Vleck
  • Identification: Students must present their University Photo ID at the time of the exam and bring the emailed receipt.
  • More information: Soledad Benguria, Calculus Coordinator, (, 519 Van Vleck
  • Registration: Students must register in order to take the exam. The registration deadline is Monday, January 22, 2018. There will be a $135 fee for each exam. 

  • Click HERE to register.



Before the exam

Students who plan to take the exam will already have studied all the topics that may appear on the exam. The following resources may help in reviewing before the exam:


After the exam

  • Passing Scores: A student needs to get at least 75% on the exam to get credit for the course.
  • Exam Results: Results will be sent to the student’s official address.





UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wi  53706

(608) 263-3054

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