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The Mathematics Placement Test (M3 Testing)


The Mathematics Placement Test(M3 Testing) is an untimed, multiple choice, computer-based test composed of four sections: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, College Algebra and Trigonometry. Starting with algebra, the test covers progressively advanced topics with placement into more advanced mathematics or mathematics-related courses. Students must take the Math Placement Test before they may register for math, science and certain liberal arts courses at Hunter College. SAT, ACT and New York State Regents test scores do not exempt a student from this test. Test results will be used to place students appropriately in coursework at Hunter College. The exam does not affect acceptance to Hunter College. Students may only take this exam one time.


The Mathematics Placement Test is administered in the Hunter College Testing Center, Room 150 Hunter North. Visit the Hunter College Testing Center's online calendar for available dates and times to take the examination.

Incoming freshmen: You will receive an invitation for The Math Placement Test upon committing to the College via your MyChoice Commitment Survey. Additionally, if your deposit (or waiver) has been received and processed, you may click the "Schedule Test" link on your MyChoice page.

Incoming transfer students: Once you receive your MyHunter credentials, log into MyHunter to schedule The Math Placement Test. On your MyHunter page, click on the MyScores button located in the upper right hand corner, complete The Math Placement Test questionnaire,"Find out if you need to take the Math Placement Test" which is located under the Math Placement Test section of your MyHunter page, and then refresh your MyHunter page. Click on the MyScores button again and then click on the "Find out if you need to take the Math Placement Test" questionnaire to access the survey results. Scroll down to the bottom of the completed survey to schedule your exam.

Currently enrolled students and non-degree students: Visit the Hunter College Testing Center's online calendar for available dates and times to register for The Math Placement Test.


View some frequently asked questions and answers about The Math Placement Test →here.


Sample questions and related information about placement into advanced mathematics courses can be found →here.

For assistance with preparing for The Math Placement Test visit the Mary P. Dolciani Math Learning Center.

All inquires pertaining to testing at Hunter College may be addressed by calling the Testing Center at 212-772-4868 or by sending an email to the Testing Center.


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