Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Mathematics Placement Test Retake

Be sure you have adequately reviewed your math skills so you will do well on the placement test. You only get ONE chance to retake the test, and your most recent results will be used for placement. Students need to get authorization from the math consultant for all retakes. During SOAR, students should see the math consultant. During the academic year, an email should be sent to

Review Resources:

FORGOTTEN ALGEBRA by Barbara Lee Bleau, Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

  • For placement into:
    • 112 College Algebra
    • 114 College Algebra and Trigonometry Combined
    • 171 Topics in Pre-Calculus for Information on Studying for the Classes Listed Below:

  • For placement into:
    • 113 Trigonometry
    • 211 Calculus
    • 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry for:

  • a link to a practice mathematics placement test
  • a breakdown on the general characteristics of the test
  • a percentage of scale for mathematics concepts
  • sample test items


For information on the placement retake and the placement retake schedule, go to the Testing and Evaluation Services website:

  • The exam is free and there is no need to register.
  • The schedule is posted at:
  • You can also call them at (608) 262-5863 if you need special arrangement.
    Note that retakes cannot be scheduled during the Regional Testing Days and must be taken on the Madison campus.
  • The test lasts 90 minutes. Please come to the testing office 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
  • A non-graphing calculator is allowed.
  • Your scores should be posted in the Student Center under Academics within one week.


Help Desk:

The Mathematics Department runs a registration help desk during the first two weeks of each semester.

After getting your new scores, if you have trouble registering or finding an open section, please stop by room 307 Van Vleck.


Contact Kyle Martinez, Math Placement Advisor,, 207 Van Vleck, 262-2882.


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

(608) 263-3054

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