To determine your current math skill level and place you in the correct math course for your first semester at OU, you will need to complete the online Math Assessment. You can read more about it on the Math Assessment FAQ page.
You will be given access to online resources that will help you refresh and build your skills, followed by the placement. Your math assessment will be protored live using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
Step 1: Check your internet connection. Since we do virtual proctoring via Zoom, you will need an internet connection that is fast and stable to complete the assessment. Please follow the instructions in this video to determine the speed and stability of your internet connection.
If you attempt to take the assessment without a good internet connection and it is interrupted due to low internet speed or instability, it will record a lower score than you could have achieved. Additionally, it will count as one of your three attempts to assess. If you do not have a fast enough connection or it is not stable, you will need to wait to assess on campus at the beginning of the fall semester. If you cannot complete the assessment on your first attempt, please wait until you are in Norman to take your assessment. Regardless, your academic advisor will work with you on this matter.
Step 2: Once you are confident in your internet connection, schedule your math assessment. This is a short quiz-like survey on the tools and settings needed for your virtual assessment.
Step 3: After completing the survey, you can then select the day, time, and type of assessment you need to take. Assessment windows will be from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. CT.
Step 4: iAdvise will send you an invitation to a Zoom meeting in which you will complete your assessment with the help of an OU proctor. The invitation has supplemental information reminding you of the computing and setting needs.
If you decide to cancel your assessment, you must cancel more than 24 hours in advance.
Preparing ahead of time is encouraged and to your benefit, especially for engineering students, as testing into the correct math course to start on track with your degree program can be crucial to success at OU. Here are some online resources that might be helpful with your preparation:
Start the Math Assessment Process
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