Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Calculus Credit by Examination

Disclaimer Due to COVID-19

The exams will be offered remotely as an online exam only. No in-person exams will be offered. The exams will take place on the following dates (times all in CT, or Central Time):

  • MATH 221: August 24, 8:00 am OR September 3, 3:30 pm  
  • MATH 222: August 25, 8:00 am OR September 3, 6:00 pm 
  • MATH 234: August 26, 8:00 am OR September 3, 8:30 pm 
Note: you can only take a given credit exam once (e.g., if you take the Math 221 exam on August 24 you will not be eligible to take the exam for a second time on September 3).
 
Two hours will be allowed for each exam. Some additional time will be given for uploading solutions right after each exam. 
 
You will need your student ID (or, if unavailable, a picture ID) in order to submit the exam. 
 

You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the exam and upload your work one week before the scheduled date. You will need access to a computer and reliable internet service. We do not recommend taking the exam on a tablet or mobile device. 

The exam will use the online software WebAssign (you do not need to download or get access to the software ahead of the exam). After the exam you will also be required to upload pictures of written solutions to your answers. 

The exam will use the proctoring service Honorlock:

  • Information on Honorlock, system requirements, FAQs, etc.
  • If your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements, this website has information on how to request a laptop to check out.

General Information

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 credit by other means—such as through AP exams, transfer credit, etc.—do not need to take these exams.

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

Students may not attempt a credit exam for any course they are enrolled in--or were previously enrolled in--at UW-Madison beyond the add deadline. For example: if you are currently enrolled in MATH 221 for Fall 2020, you are still eligible to take the MATH 221 credit exam for Fall 2020, provided you were not enrolled in the course in a previous semester past that semester's add deadline.

The use of calculators or notecards is not permitted on the exams. You will NOT be provided with a formula sheet during the exam.

For more policies and restrictions, please refer to the following document: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=49600

Registration for the Exam

Fall 2020 Exams Date/Time (times all in CT, or Central Time):

  • MATH 221: August 24, 8:00 am OR September 3, 3:30 pm for 221 
  • MATH 222: August 25, 8:00 am OR September 3, 6:00 pm for 222
  • MATH 234: August 26, 8:00 am OR September 3, 8:30 pm for 234

(Two hours are allowed to complete each exam.)

Modality of Exam: Exams will be administered on the linked Canvas site using WebAssign.

Identification: You will need your student ID (or, if unavailable, a picture ID) in order to submit the exam.

More information: Kyle Martinez (klmartinez@math.wisc.edu)

Registration: Students must register in order to take the exam. The registration deadline is 24 hours before the exam. (NOTE: Students should attempt to self-enroll in the Canvas course as soon as they are sure they would like to do so, as instructions on how to access the exam and upload answers; practice modules to familiarize oneself with the exam format and technology (and to troubleshoot any initial errors before the actual exams); and more will be posted beginning a week before the exam dates.) There will be a $135 fee for each exam. This fee is non-refundable. Failure to appear at the exam location during the specified time will result in the forfeiture of this fee.

Click HERE to register

  • NOTE: Students must self-enroll in the Canvas course linked above, read through the information, and fill out the appropriate Google Forms.
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 a 75% on BOTH the online component and the written component of the exam to get credit for the course.

Exam Results: Results will be sent to the student’s official @wisc.edu address by the end of the week, and will have the opportunity to register for subsequent classes upon receipt of their score.

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

(608) 263-3054

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