Placement exams help us match students with the course levels and programs they’re most likely to succeed in. In other words, don’t stress—it’s about finding the right fit for you. Learn more about our math and foreign language placement tests below, and be sure to read up on the new, state-mandated Civics Exam, too.
Math Placement Exam
A math course is part of Mizzou’s general education requirements. The MyMathTest helps your academic advisor make sure you’re registered for a math class that meets your needs. All incoming freshmen should take the math placement assessment (even students with AP credit or dual credit).
The MyMathTest (MMT) online assessment takes 1-2 hours to complete. Once you’ve started the test, you’ll have 48 hours to finish and submit it. Before you take the test, you’ll get access to a study guide to help improve your test scores and prepare you for math at Mizzou.
Visit math.missouri.edu/math-placement to take the test or find more information, including the deadlines for completing the exam in time for fall and spring enrollment.
When you’re ready, log in to MyMathTest with your MU email account.
Foreign Language Placement Tests
If you’re interested in taking a foreign language course at Mizzou, taking the online placement exam for your chosen language will ensure you enroll in a course level appropriate to your experience and skills. Because you’ll be registering for classes during orientation, you should complete the exam before your scheduled orientation date.
Online exams are available for French, Spanish, and German. Foreign language courses are a graduation requirement for specific degrees in international business, journalism and many within the College of Arts and Science.
You can access Mizzou’s French, Spanish, and German Foreign Language Placement Exams in your Canvas account. For other languages, contact Pablo Serna, Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, at email@example.com.
Missouri state law requires that all first-time college students enrolling in a full-time, two- or four-year program after July 2019 pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination (MHECAE) before graduating.