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Who needs the math placement test?

All students without a qualifying math transfer class or math level must take the math placement test prior to enrolling in a math class at SOU. Math placement scores are good for two years from the date of the exam.

How do I schedule a math placement test?

Please call 541-552-6213 to schedule a math placement test in Academic Support Programs.

Additional Math Placement testing opportunities are available at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center in Medford. If you would like to schedule a math placement test in Medford, please call 541-552-8100.  

What do I need to bring to the math placement test?

At the time of the placement test, you must provide your photo ID. You may bring a calculator to use during the test. If you have taken the math placement test at SOU before, a $10 fee will be charged to your SOU account. Contact us at 541-552-6213 with any questions.

May I take the math placement test online?

Yes - We use ProctorU, an online proctoring service, to administer the math placement test online. You must have a webcam, microphone and high speed internet connection to use ProctorU’s service. There is a $25 fee for taking the test online, which will be charged to your student account. Please see the instructions for information on how to proceed with ProctorU - how to set up your ProctorU account, schedule your appointment and take the test.

ProctorU Instructions

Once you have completed the placement test, please email David Kirkpatrick at kirkpatrd@sou.edu. He will retrieve your score and email you information about your placement.

May I have my math placement score sent to another institution?

Yes - if you would like your placement score sent to another institution, please fill out and follow the instructions on this release form:  Request Score - Release Form  Please note that ALL tests taken more than two years ago are void and will not be sent.