MATH PLACEMENT TEST
The Mathematics Placement Test at USCL is now administered online.
This test must be completed prior
to your chosen Orientation date to ensure the completion of your
course registration. The test will take ninety minutes. It must be
completed on an individual basis. Calculators are not allowed.
We recommend that all students take the practice test prior to
the actual test.
First, go to http://registrar.sc.edu/html/faq/newPIN.stm to
set your PIN for VIP, the University's system for secure, personal
access to University data.
Second, go to http://usclancaster.sc.edu/IT/usernames.htm for
instructions concerning how to obtain your network username and
to set your password in VIP. Questions
regarding your University of South Carolina username and password
should be directed to the USC helpdesk in Columbia at (803) 777-1800.
Third, to determine which
test to take for your major, go to the "List of Majors and
Math Placement Tests" at https://assess.math.sc.edu/public/MPTbyMajor.pdf.
The exam you take depends on the mathematics requirements for your
Fourth, access the test
Once you have completed the test, you will be instructed
to print out a score
sheet. *Bring this with you to your
chosen Orientation session.* Remember that this test is
not a reflection of your ability; it is simply used to place you
into the appropriate mathematics course at USCL.
Should you have any questions concerning the test,
Dr. Shemsi Alhaddad (alhaddad(at)mailbox.sc.edu) at USC Lancaster.
Access the math placement test
Note to Advisors: Information
for USCL academic advisors and instructors is available on the USCL
Resources for Advisors page.