Mathematics

Contact Information

Fe Evangelista
Department Chair
Phone: (262) 472-5684
Location: Laurentide 2207

Mathematics Placement

Placement into the first mathematics course at UW-Whitewater is made based on the score on the UW Math Placement Test. A student can waive out of a course and can then take the next higher mathematics course according to the following

If Waived From: Can Take:
Math 041: Beginning Algebra Math 140 Mathematical Ideas or
Math 141 Fundamentals of College Algebra
Math 140 or Math 141 Math 143 Finite Mathematics or
Math 148 Mathematics for Elementary Teacher I or
Math 152 Elementary Functions
*Students can work with their advisor to determine the appropriate course.
Math 152 Math 243 Short Calculus for Business and Social Sciences or
Math 250 Applied Calculus Survey or
Math 253 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
*Students can work with their advisor to determine the appropriate course.

Descriptions of each of the courses can be found in:

http://www.uww.edu/cls/departments/math/courses/math-undergrad

Incoming freshmen should take the placement test at least two weeks before attending Plan-it-Purple (PIP).  Students with no test scores will not be able to register for a mathematics course during PIP.   The test can be taken at any of the regional testing sites across the state (usually at UW-campuses) and some sites in Illinois and Minnesota.  Exact locations and dates are available at the University of Wisconsin System Testing website http://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html.   It is also possible to take computer-based test for an additional fee.

Registration
You may register for the test through the UW System Regional Testing Program http://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html. The site also contains:

  • Testing sites and dates
  • Information about computer-based testing
  • Directions and maps to testing sites
  • Information about special accommodations due to a disability
  • Frequently Asked Questions

There is no cost to take the test during regional testing.

Content of the test
Information about the content of the placement test as well as a link to a practice test can be found at:  http://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/mathtest.html.

AP credits or College credits

  • Students who have credit for any calculus class through dual-enrollment, Course Options, or Youth Options programs do not need to take the placement test. Submit your official college transcript before attending PIP so credit can be given. 
  • Student who took the AP Calculus AB or BC test in their junior year and scored at least a 3 also do not need to take the test. Submit your AP scores to UW-Whitewater before attending PIP. 
  • Because AP scores are not available until July, it is highly recommended that students who are taking the AP Calculus test in their senior year take the UW Math Placement test so that they can sign up for a mathematics course during PIP.

When will I know my placement?
You will be informed of your placement during PIP.

Can I take the test again to improve my score?
You will have ONE opportunity to retake the test and improve your score.  The test has to be taken at UW-Whitewater on July 15 or August 18.  There is a $25 fee to take the test.  Sign up to retake the test by calling the UW-Whitewater Testing Office at (262) 472-5613.

What if I did not take the test before coming to PIP? You will not be able to register for a mathematics course during PIP.  You have two options:

  • You may take the test at UW-Whitewater on July 15 or August 18.  This is called residual testing and there is a $25 fee to take the test.  Sign up for the test by calling the UW-Whitewater Testing Office at (262) 472-5613.
  • If regional testing dates are still available, you may take the test at one of the regional testing sites. You may also take the test through a site that administers a computer-based test for an additional fee. Go to http://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html for more information and to register for the test. Important! Notify UW-Whitewater Testing Office at (262) 472-5613 that you took the test at another site.

For more information:
UW-Whitewater Testing Office (262) 472-5613
Dr. Fe Evangelista, Chair, Department of Mathematics, (262) 472-5684, evangelf@uww.edu

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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