Monday, October 12, 2009

Should you take the R1 Exemption Test?

The second Basic Math (R1) Exemption Test of the semester is being offered
Wednesday, October 14th
6:30 p.m.
Marcus 131
Passing the test exempts you from the Basic Math Gen Ed requirement.

Now that you know when and where the exam is, how do you if you should be taking it?

The most important consideration is your academic track--majors, minors, and certificates you have declared or are considering. Do any of your current or intended tracks require math-based courses? If so, the R1 Exemption Test may not be the best option for you. The test is only used to satisfy your Gen Ed requirement--it does NOT prepare you for further math-based courses.

If you do not intend to pursue an academic path that requires math-based courses, the R1 Exemption Test is a great way to get your Basic Math Gen Ed out of the way! You can learn more about what to expect on the test from the Math Department's website and you can take the test multiple times if need be, without penalty, to pass.

As always, if you have any questions (like if you're not sure what majors/minors/certificates you might consider pursing or whether what you have already declared requires math-based courses) contact an advisor today!


  1. will there be another chance to take the exemption test??

  2. Matthew Couillard, Peer AdvisorOctober 21, 2009 4:11 PM

    Yes, on Monday, December 7th at 6:30 P.M. in Marcus 131. Don't forget!