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Mathematics online placement testing

Help us maximize your success in mathematics courses at Saint Martin’s by finding out which math courses fit you best.

Math placement will be open for new students entering Saint Martin’s University in the spring semester of 2023 or returning students who have not yet taken math placement beginning on Monday, November 7, 2022. All testing should be completed at least one week before the start of classes in the semester you are enrolled. Testing will close on midnight on Sunday, January 8, 2023. 

If you are an undergraduate at Saint Martin’s taking the test for the first time, go to saintmartins.mobius.cloud and follow the instructions below. You must have a correct student ID associated with your account in order to have your scores processed so please pay particular attention to Step 6 below.

  1. Click Create an account.
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and your Saint Martin’s e-mail address. Choose a password and enter it in the password and confirm password fields. Choose something you will easily remember. (If you do not remember your password, you will be unable to re-test math placement later.) Then click Submit.
  3. A confirmation will be sent to your email. Go to your email account within 24 hours of creating your account and click on Confirm email.
  4. A webpage will open stating Registration complete, but this is incorrect! Before you can register for a class, you need to enter your student ID.  
  5. Click Log in to Mobius. You will be redirected back to the main login page. Use your email address as your user login and enter your password. This time click on Log inAgree to the Terms of Use. You do not need to take any of the System Homepage tours so click on End Tour.
  6. Do NOT enroll in a class yet. You must enter your student ID first. Click on your name in the black banner at the top of the webpage. Then select Edit User from the menu on the left. The Student ID field should contain your email address. Change this field to your 10-digit Saint Martin’s University student ID (P000******). (If you do not enter the correct ID number, you will invalidate your ability to have your scores reported and to re-test math placement later.) Once you have entered your correct student ID, click Submit.
  7. To get back to the main page, click on the home icon under the mobius banner in the upper left of the webpage. Click Enroll in a class and you should see only one option at this time. Check the box to the left of New Students 2022-23, then click Register. A new window will appear, asking you to confirm that you wish to register. Click Confirm
  8. Another new window will appear indicating that you are enrolled in New Students 2022-23. You are now ready to begin the process, or you may log out and return later. When you are ready to begin, on the homepage, click on the class name New Students 2022-23. Read the instructions on the website and begin the exams. You do not have to take all three exams in one sitting. In fact, we encourage you to take a break between exams, but all three placement exams (if you are eligible to take all three) should be completed at least one week prior to registering for any Saint Martin’s University mathematics course.

FAQs

Yes.  All incoming students must take the math placement exams EXCEPT in the following circumstance:

  • You have already earned transferable college credit in a math course equivalent to one at Saint Martin's which also satisfies the math requirements of your intended major (or serves as a prerequisite to those needed for your major).

  • You have passed the AP Calculus AB exam with a score of 4 or better.

  • You have passed the AP Calculus BC exam with a score of 3 or better.

Please note that any student can take COR 130: Quantitative reasoning or applied mathematics, MTH 110: Math in modern society or MTH 100: Math lab without taking the math placement exams. Please talk to your academic advisor to find out if either of these courses suit your needs.

  • At least one week before summer or winter orientation. For students starting Saint Martin’s during spring 2023, testing will open on November 7, 2022, and close on January 8, 2023.

  • If you miss summer or winter orientation, you must still take the exam one week before you plan on registering for classes and/or one week before the beginning of the semester.

  • If you are re-taking the math placement exam, please see the instructions below.

Nope.

Students must obtain permission from the math placement director to re-take a math placement test. You may contact the math placement director at mathplacement@stmartin.edu.

A student may qualify for a re-take if there was a technical problem with his/her exam (such as internet connectivity issues) or with his/her ability to take the exam.

A student may only re-take a math placement exam once per semester.  In the fall semester, two re-takes are offered: one on study day and one on the day before the start of the spring semester.  In the spring semester, one re-take is offered on study day.  In the summer semester, several re-takes are offered: one during each orientation session and one on the day before the start of the fall semester.

Upcoming re-takes will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 9, 2022, 1 p.m., Harned Hall 109
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023, 1 p.m., Harned Hall 109
  • Friday, April 28, 2023, 1 p.m., Harned Hall 109

You may register for one of the above options by sending an email to the math placement director at mathplacement@stmartin.edu

Once a student has taken any Saint Martin's math placement exam or any college course equivalent to a Saint Martin's course, any math placement exam is considered a re-take.

Math placement scores are rendered invalid under the following circumstances:

  • After four years.

  • If the student takes any math course or pre-requisite math course that she/he is placed into, but subsequently fails with a grade below a C-.

In either of the above circumstances, the student may be required to re-take any or all of the math placement exams.

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