Westmont College Calculus Placement Exam

If you plan to enroll in Calculus I (MA-009), you should first take the Calculus Placement Exam.

The Calculus Placement exam will assess your readiness to take Calculus I (MA-009). You are on your honor to take the exam without using a calculator, and without consulting any other resources (e.g., people, internet, books). It is important for you to know whether you are ready for college-level calculus; an accurate placement will help you to be successful in your mathematics courses at Westmont College.

All of your answers will be entered online, but you should have some scratch paper ready to use during the exam. There is no time limit, but you should plan on spending about an hour on the exam.

The exam consists of 30 problems. Make sure you click the "Grade Test" button when you finish the exam. Clicking this button will end the exam and report your placement score.

Click on the link below when you are ready to begin the exam. You will be sent to a page where you can log in to take the exam. Please log in using your Westmont email name (without the @westmont.edu part) as your Username. Your password has been set to your seven-digit student ID number. It may take the system a few moments to generate a new version of the exam for you; please be patient.

Login to Take the Calculus Placement Exam (in a new window)

Our placement recommendations are as follows.

While these recommendations represent our best estimate of the skills needed for calculus, the final choice of which course to take is up to you.

If you have already taken the exam and would like to be reminded of your score, please log in to the Calculus Placement WeBWorK page.

If you have taken the exam and you feel that your score does not accurately reflect your abilities, you may make one additional attempt. The greater of your two scores will be recorded.