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College-Level Math (Math 6)

Evaluation and Testing

College-Level Math (Math 6)




All new students - whether or not they met the University"s college readiness requirement in math are required to take the College-Level Math (Math 6) test. The test score on the Math 6  is used to place students into advanced mathematics or mathematics-related courses and/or meeting your major entry criteria.

Transfer students who have met the math college readiness requirement are generally not scheduled for math placement testing. However, if you wish to register for a math course in your first semester contact the office of Evaluation and Testing to schedule your test.

College-Level Math (Math 6):

  • untimed, multiple choice, and computer-based.
  • comprised of 20 questions
  • measure the ability to solve problems that involved college-level mathematics concepts
  • composed of five types of College-Level Math questions:
  1. Algebraic Operations: topics include simplifying rational algebraic expressions, factoring, expanding, polynomials, and manipulating roots and exponents.
  2. Solutions of equations and inequalities: topics include the solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, equation systems and other algebraic equations.
  3. Coordinate geometry: topics include  plane geometry, the coordinate plane, straight lines, conics, sets of points in the plane, and graph of algebraic functions.
  4. Applications and other algebra topics: topics include complex numbers, series and sequences, determinants, permutations and combinations, fractions and word problems.
  5. Applications and other algebra topics: topics include polynomials, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

You should review the test preparation resources available for the College-Level Math (Math 6) before attending your scheduled testing session.

For more information or questions contact us at:
Office of Evaluation and Testing
(212) 650-6488