Placement Exams

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Readiness and Mathematics Placement ExamQuantitative Literacy (QL) Readiness and Mathematics Placement Exam
All new and transfer students take the QL Readiness and Mathematics Placement exam.

As part of the IC Integrative Core Curriculum, all new and transfer students must take the online QL Readiness and Mathematics Placement Exam prior to attending your orientation session. All students must take this online exam no later than Monday, June 6, 2016.

All new transfer students are required to take the QL Readiness and Mathematics Placement exam as part of their Integrative Core Curriculum requirement.

You will have access to this exam once activating your Netpass (IC email) accountThis information will be mailed to your home address starting in April.

QL Readiness and Mathematics Placement Exam Links:  

Action Steps:

  1. Set up your Netpass (IC email account) at least 24 hours before taking the exam.
     
  2. Review the study guide and sample exam on the QL Readiness and Mathematics website.
     
  3. Set aside two hours to take this exam. Once you begin, you must complete the exam.
    • You must take this exam at a computer (not on a mobile device) that has access to a high-speed Internet connection. If this is a problem, notify the Math Department in advance of orientation to make alternative arrangements.
       
    • If you leave the exam for more than 3 hours, you will be locked out.
       
  4. When you’ve completed the exam, be sure to click the “Submit” button before you logout of Sakai.
     
  5. When you come to your orientation session, your advisor will explain the results of your placement exam. Detailed information is also available on the QL Readiness and Mathematics website.

Helpful Tips:

  • If you have technical trouble activating your email account or taking the exam, please contact the Information Technology Services Helpdesk at (607) 274-1000.
     
  • If you are locked out of the exam, please contact the Math Department at (607) 274-3107.
     
  • You may use a calculator during this exam. You should also have scrap paper available.
     
  • Students planning to major in mathematics or the sciences are advised to review trigonometry, logarithms, and exponents.
     
  • Concepts related to quantitative literacy include but are not limited to measurement, logic, number sense, percentages, and graphical representation of data and information.
     
  • The Quantitative Literacy exam does not exempt students from the ICC quantitative literacy requirement.