Calculus Advisory Placement-Exams

**The placement exams provided through this webpage
are intended for entering students who**

**have completed at least one course in calculus,****wish to begin their study of calculus at UVA at an advanced level without having credit (AP, IB, or transfer) for the prerequisite lower-level course or courses.**

- Before taking an exam, we suggest you review the topics
covered in the calculus course you wish to place out
of:

Math 1210 Topics Math 1310 Topics Math 1320 Topics

- Use paper and pencil only--at UVA students are not
permitted to use calculators on single-variable calculus
exams.

- Click on the links below to access Exams A, B, and C.
- After completing the exam or exams appropriate for your situation (see the text in orange above) and grading your exam(s) based on provided solutions, carefully consider the placement advice appearing at the bottom of this page.

Grade exam problems right or wrong. If you arrived at an incorrect solution owing only to a careless arithmetic error, then count the solution as correct.

__E____xam A__

**Fewer than seven problems answered correctly: **You are advised to enroll in Math 1210.

**Seven or more problems answered correctly: **If you are confident that you have a solid foundation in Math 1210 topics, are not intimidated by Math 1220 topics, and you have confirmed that completing Math 1220 will satisfy any calculus requirement of your potential choice(s) of major(s), then you are advised to enroll in Math 1220. However, if you still have doubts about your readiness for Math 1220, enroll in Math 1210.

__Exam B__

**Fewer than seven problems answered correctly: **You are advised to enroll in Math 1310.

**Seven or more problems answered correctly: **If you are confident that you have a solid foundation in Math 1310 topics,
are not intimidated by Math 1320 topics, then you are advised to enroll in Math 1320. ** ** However, if you still have doubts about your readiness for Math 1320, enroll in Math 1310.

__Exam C__

**Fewer than seven problems answered correctly: **Assuming that you already have credit for Math 1310 or performed well on placement Exam B,** **you are advised to enroll in Math 1320.

**Seven or more problems answered correctly: **If you are confident that you have a solid foundation in Math 1320 topics,
are not intimidated by Math 2310 topics, then you are advised to enroll in Math 2310 (or, possibly, Math 3250--Differential Equations). However, if you still have doubts about your readiness for Math 2310, enroll in Math 1320. If you are exceptionally confident that you are prepared for Calculus III, you** **should consider enrolling in Math 2315--read the next paragraph to learn more about this course.

The Mathematics Department has recently developed two courses to be taken (optionally) instead of Math 2310, Multivariable Calculus. These are Math 2315 (Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I) and Math 3315 (Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II). These courses cover the usual material in Multivariable Calculus at a deeper level and, in addition, cover linear algebra and differential equations. Success in these courses (B- or better) exempts the student from the math major requirement of taking Linear Algebra, Math 3351 and Ordinary Differential Equations, Math 3250. While a student can choose to take just Math 2315, exemption from Linear Algebra and ODE requires success in both courses.