Math Placement Test Prep Course

Our "Universal" Math Placement Test Prep course is a great way to prepare for your college placement test. We provide the exact tutoring and practice tests you need to ace your math placement test and place out of remedial math. Start now by selecting the button below!

Do college placement tests matter?

Yes, the results of your college placement test really matter. If you don’t do well, you could face the prospect of spending several semesters and thousands of dollars taking remedial classes before you can even begin to receive college credits. Students often make the mistake of going into their college placement tests “cold,” and they end up paying dearly. Take the time to prepare – you’ll be glad you did.
Based on 185 reviews
I used the website to prepare myself for my math placement test to get to college and I got in!!
Soleny Gonzalez
Soleny Gonzalez
17:23 07 Apr 22
The lessons helped me tremendously on my math placement test. I’m attending the University of Alabama this fall. I finished my associates degree in 2016, so I haven’t taken math classes in a long time. After doing the lessons I placed out of the intermediate classes I didn’t want to take, and into calculus. Taking this course has saved me around $2,000 in classes, and my graduation date was moved up. I’d say it was a great investment!
Megan Ramsey
Megan Ramsey
19:25 21 Jul 21
Very smooth remedial lessons and it helped refresh my memory on things I had forgotten about. Overall it was very worth it and I'm ready to take my math placement test this coming month.
Thomas Haas
Thomas Haas
04:27 24 Jun 21
My daughter used to prepare for the Accuplacer math placement test at her university. The school required a score of 279 on the Quantitative Reasoning test to move on to the Accuplacer AAF. The first time, she took it cold and scored a 270, so she was not able to move on to the AAF test. Then she studied on your site and got a 299 on the QR and a 292 on the AAF test, so she is good to go!Your website is very well planned to maximize results while minimizing time investment. The method that worked best for my daughter was to take the practice quiz for each section and then read explanations or watch videos of the problems she missed. That way she wasn't spending time watching videos on topics she already knew/remembered well. I then had her take the full practice tests once she had gone through all of the videos she needed to. Sometimes she didn't even need to view the videos -- your explanations of answers were sufficient in most cases to tell her what she needed to know, but the videos were very helpful when she needed a bit more explanation/step-by-step instruction. Up until this year, she has always done well in math, but a crummy teacher combined with covid virtual school made this year a very tough year for her, and she has lost a lot of confidence as a result. I hope that seeing how well she can do with a bit of good teaching/support has shown her that she can be successful again in this college calculus course.Overall, I was very impressed with how well your website prepared her for the tests, as evidenced by her scores. I will also use your site as she prepares to take the PSAT next year.
Brigid Gonzalez
Brigid Gonzalez
15:56 24 May 21
I first want to thank you for the MathHelp lessons. They are well done, in a logical order, and I appreciate that they are short, explain the concept with an example (or more), and that there are practice problems in addition to quizzes and tests -- all with the work written out and explained so I could figure out where and why I went wrong in a problem -- and affirm what I did right. It was the best review of math concepts I found while looking for assistance to prep for the ALEKS math placement test at the local community college in which I enrolled. I am 25 years out of grad school (in a social science field), and as I am jumping back into school to pursue nursing -- a heavier math and science field -- I needed to review the concepts that I was able to test out of a few decades ago.I also liked that I could watch the video at double time speed if it was something I just wanted to quickly review :) The examples with word/story problems also helped immensely! I was faced with a couple of them when I took the ALEKS test, and since I had practiced them (their format), they came a lot easier to me. And finally, the fact that there are links to related topics within each lesson made a difference. I checked out a few of the links to related lessons along the way just to make sure I was understanding things as fully as I felt I was, and those lessons reinforced what I knew and gave me confidence to progress to the next section.As for ALEKS, I scored more than what I needed to place into the math class required to complete my prerequisite for the nursing program. I would highly recommend MathHelp!
Stephanie F.
Stephanie F.
14:49 19 May 21
The ALEKS lessons were indeed very helpful. Your explanations were clear and well laid-out. I’ve been away from math for nearly 30 years now, and I frankly struggled back then when I was learning. Today, I scored an 84 on my ALEKS placement test, which qualifies me for honors math placement within my school. I’d say you guys are doing something right!If I were highlighting a part that was particularly helpful, I’d pick the logarithms. That’s an area that always flummoxed me, but your explanation has turned that weakness into a strength. Simply brilliant.
John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez
16:28 09 Mar 21
My test went amazingly! I felt very prepared in taking the ALEKS placement test. I liked the practice problems and tests and I felt I had a good understanding of the concepts presented to me.
Taylor Beeson
Taylor Beeson
14:54 22 Feb 21

What is math placement?

Colleges and community colleges use math placement tests to determine which math course is appropriate for each incoming student. Students who do poorly are placed into lower level courses such as Introductory Algebra. Students who do well are placed into higher level courses such as College Algebra or Pre-Calculus. Math placement is a critical step for every incoming student, so make sure you prepare thoroughly for the test.

What should I study for a college math placement test?

You should study the following topics to make sure that your college math placement test prep covers everything you need to know.

  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Word Problems
  • Graphing and Functions
  • Systems of Equations
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Radicals
  • Quadratics
  • Imaginary Numbers
  • Logarithms
  • Geometry

How long are math placement tests?

Math placement tests are typically 30 to 60 minutes long. Most math placement tests are untimed, however, so you can take as long as you need to finish the test (although you’re usually required to complete the test on the same day that you start it).

What is a college placement test?

A college placement test measures an incoming student’s academic ability (primarily in math and English) so that the college can accurately place the student into the courses that match their skills. A good score on your college placement test will allow you to skip remedial courses, saving you significant time and money, so it’s very important to prepare for the test.

Does everyone take a placement test in college?

Just about everyone going to a two-year college has to take a placement test, and most students going to public four-year colleges do as well. Many private four-year colleges also use placement tests.

What’s the best way to prepare for a college placement test?

To prepare for a college placement test, make sure your review goes far beyond the typical study guide by including comprehensive instruction, guided practice, and interactive tests. Diagnostic quizzes, background lessons, and grade reports are also very helpful tools.

The instruction you receive must be direct and to the point, and it should only cover the topics that are on the exam - nothing more and nothing less. For example, math placement will rarely require knowledge of concepts beyond College Algebra. The best college placement test prep must be incredibly efficient.

Let’s face it. College math placement test prep books and practice questions are not enough, and classes and tutors are too expensive. The best solution is an online test prep course that builds the teacher into the program.

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