Calculus Exemption Exams

Calculus Placement and Exemption Exams

Orientation Calculus Placement Exam

Due to the pandemic, Exemption exams for M118 and M119 will not be offered May 2021. The next scheduled administration of the M118 and M119 exemption exams is December 2021. The M211 and M212 exemptions exams are still tentatively scheduled for May 2021, but that may change at any time. Students interested in the MATH-M 211 exemption exam are also encouraged to attempt the Calculus Placement Sample Exam linked below and then consult with an academic advisor.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students who already possess strong Calculus skills but do not have credit for Calculus can take a Calculus Placement Exam. If one scores between 20-24 on this exam one can obtain credit for one semester of Calculus, Math-M211 for 4 credit hours and confidently continue studying mathematics at a more advanced level.

The Calculus Placement Exam is normally administered during new student orientation in summer and early fall. In 2021 the Calculus Placement Exam will only be offered in and around Welcome Week prior to the start of Fall semester 2021. You may contact the Office of First Year Experiences or Bloomington Evaluation Services and Testing to find out more information about when and where to take the exam. The proctored, on campus Calculus Placement Exam cannot be repeated. 

Students planning to take the exam during Welcome Week prior to the start of the Fall semester are strongly encouraged to take the sample exam linked below at home prior to attending new student orientation. Please be prepared to discuss your experience taking the sample exam with your academic advisor during new student orientation. You may self report your sample exam score when requesting a permission to add Calculus 2 (MATH-M 212 or S 212) using this permission webform.

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Due to the pandemic, the M118 and M119 Exemption exams will not be offered May 2021. The next scheduled administration of the M118 and M119 exemption exams is December 2021. The M211 and M212 exepemtion exams are still tentatively scheduled for May 2021, but that may change at any time.