The CUA mathematics placement exam determines which math course is the right level for you. You must take the placement exam if one of the following applies:
- You are majoring, or considering majoring, in biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, or physics.
- You are enrolled in the School of Architecture or The Busch School of Business.
- You want to take a calculus course for any reason.
The exam is administered on Blackboard. Find out more information and how to register for the exam here.
Students in the School of Engineering use a different math placement system called ALEKS. If you are in the School of Engineering, please go here for information on your procedures.
Students who have scored a 4 or 5 on an AP Calculus exam can claim college credit for Calculus I (AB exam) or Calculus I and II (BC exam) and do not need to take a placement test. You should have your AP scores sent to Catholic as soon as possible to get your credits posted to your student record and to enable you to register in the appropriate courses.