Please read carefully. Our MATH FAQ defines strict policies regarding the operation of the MATH Placement Assessment. If you have any additional questions about any aspect of the MATH curriculum, please contact your Program Coordinator.
Does my program require the MATH Assessment?
Only students taking MATH in General Arts & Science are required to take the MATH Placement Assessment.
Does the MATH Assessment affect my admission to my program?
No. The Assessment has no effect on your admission to your program. However, the Assessment does determine your course placement. Based on our grading criteria, students who demonstrate adequate proficiency will be exempt from MATH-3068 (Mathematics: Theory to Practice). Please do your best work. Follow the instructions carefully.
What happens if I don't take the MATH Assessment?
If you don't write the Assessment, you will be placed automatically into a first-level MATH course (MATH-3068), unless you already have an approved MATH course from a previous program (see below). There are no exceptions to this policy.
What do I do if I'm an advanced standing student?
If you have been accepted to a higher level of your program based on previous studies at another college or university, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions. Please include your full name and your student number in your email.
When can I write the MATH Assessment?
You will have access to Elevate My Math for 30 days from the initial date of registration. During this time, you will have access to a pre-assessment, remediation modules, and the final placement assessment. Please complete your placement assessment within the 30 day time frame.
There are a lot of times available to write the mandatory MATH Assessment.
We recommend that students write the Assessment as early as possible. The earlier you write the Assessment, the faster we can process your results and finalize your class schedule. Please complete your placement assessment within the 30 day time frame.
Do I need to make an appointment to take the MATH Assessment?
No. Simply login from a computer with a secure and reliable internet connection.
Tip: Remember that you will need 60 minutes to complete the pre-assessment. The time you dedicate to the remediation modules is dependent on your skills, and you have access to these for 30 days from your initial registration. Finally, you will need 60 minutes to complete the placement assessment.
Is there a fee to take the MATH Assessment?
No. This is free for all students in General Arts & Science.
I have credit in a MATH level 1 course from my previous program. Now I'm in General Arts & Science. Do I have to take the MATH Placement Assessment?
Please contact your Program Coordinator to have your previous Mathematics course assessed.
If you have already taken a MATH course in General Arts & Science, please email email@example.com. Please include your full name and your student number in your email.
I have already taken a Mathematics course at another college or university. Do I still have to write the MATH Assessment?
Yes. You should still take the GAP assessment regardless of whether you have taken a math course at another college.
If I have previously taken the assessment, will I have to take it again to get into the GAP program?
If you wrote the Assessment within the last two academic years, do not re-take the Assessment.
If you have placed out of MATH-3068 in the past, you do not need to re-take the Assessment. Your previous place-out score will also exempt you from MATH-3068.
Students who did NOT place out may re-take the MATH Placement Assessment two years after the original assessment date. For example, if you took the Assessment in Summer 2015 and did not place out, you may re-take it in Summer 2017. Please note, however, that there is no point in re-taking the Assessment if you have already taken and passed MATH-3068.
If you aren't sure about when (or whether) you took the Assessment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and your student number in your email.
What is the format of the MATH Assessment?
You will write a pre-assessment to evaluate your current Math skills. You have 60 minutes to complete this portion of the assessment.
You will then have 30 days to access and complete remediation modules that are targeted towards your skill level. These lessons are recommended and not mandatory.
Finally, you will have 60 minutes to complete the final Math Placement Assessment.
Please do your best work. Follow the instructions carefully. Your course placement depends on the results of this Assessment. Based on our grading criteria, students who demonstrate adequate proficiency will be exempt from MATH-3068.
Do I need to study for the MATH Assessment?
No. The Assessment measures the Math skills that you have developed over many years. It requires no specific study.
How exactly does the placement process work?
You will receive your placement results immediately, once you have completed the Assessment.
We will manually enroll you in your new course, if a course change is required based on the Assessment result.
I've just taken the MATH Placement Assessment. Now what?
When your assessment is scored, you will receive an email to your FanshaweOnline email address indicating the result of your assessment.
Until your MATH Assessment is scored, you will be able to register only in MATH-3068. Scoring should be completed before the start of classes. Check your WebAdvisor schedule at the start of classes (not before).
If MATH-3068 appears on your class schedule at the start of classes, please attend those classes.
You can check the letter you received when you applied to Fanshawe College for your WebAdvisor login information.
Course changes (including days, times, and room numbers) may occur until the end of the first two weeks of classes. We strongly suggest that you continue to monitor WebAdvisor for any changes during this period.
If you have trouble with WebAdvisor, contact the HelpDesk at (519) 452-4430, ext. 4357.
If you believe you are missing a course (or registered in the wrong course), you should immediately email email@example.com. Please include your full name and your student number in your email.
What is the difference between all of the MATH courses?
In General Arts and Science, we have four different MATH courses:
MATH-3068 (preparatory Mathematics)
MATH-3069 (Grade 12C or MAP4C Equivalent)
MATH-3079 (Grade 12U or MCV4U Equivalent) Calculus and Vectors
MATH-3080 (Grade 12U or MHF4U Equivalent) Advanced Functions
The Assessment will determine if you need to begin with MATH-3068 or MATH-3069.
What happens if I need to take 12U MATH?
When completing the Placement Assessment, if your score is 80% or higher, a Challenge Assessment will open. If you successfully complete this Assessment, you will receive a recommendation to take MATH-3079/3080. If you would like to take a 12U Math course and the Assessment indicates you are ready to do so, please contact your Program Coordinator, who will register you in the appropriate course(s).
If you place into MATH-3079/3080 and still would like to take MATH-3069, please contact your Program Coordinator, who will register you in the appropriate course(s).
What happens if I drop my MATH course?
You should make a special effort to avoid dropping your MATH course.
If you drop your MATH course, you must pay extra to take the course later.
Dropping your MATH course can thus delay graduation.
Students who feel it is in their academic interest to drop MATH should only do so after consulting with their program coordinators, Student Success Advisors, or Counselors.