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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 throughout the City University of New York (CUNY).


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, who have accepted an offer of admission to Hunter College, may register for a Math Placement Test event via MyChoice

Incoming transfer students, who have accepted an offer of admission to Hunter College, may register for a Math Placement Test event via MyHunter.

Currently enrolled students and non-degree students should 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.

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. 


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



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