Mathematics Placement Test

Math Placement

New students at IU Southeast will complete the internet-based ACT COMPASS Mathematics Test as a part of the placement testing process. The multiple-choice math test is untimed. The results of this test are valid for two years from the date of testing.

You may view some sample problems typical of the kind you will encounter on the test by clicking the sample math problems link below. You may use your own calculator on the test, or you may use the calculator in the COMPASS test. Scratch paper is provided.

Math Test Q&A.

Q. Do I have to take the math placement test?

A. All new students are required to take the math placement test. If you are a transfer student, and you completed a 100-level or higher math course at another college or university, you do not have to take the test. If you have any questions, see your Credit Transfer Report or talk to an Admission Counselor to see if you must take the math placement test.

Q. What do I do if I cannot answer any of the math questions?

A. Try to answer every question. If you cannot answer a question, take an educated guess. Random guessing could give you an inaccurate appraisal of your math ability and greatly increase your testing time.

Q. May I use a calculator on the math placement test?

A. Yes, you may use a four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, if it is permitted. View the Approved Calculator List.