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Calculus Readiness Exam

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Information as of May 14, 2018

General Information

Many majors require one of the calculus courses, Math 11 or Math 30. Business majors, with a few exceptions, take Math 30 (Calculus for Business I) while Science and Engineering majors take Math 11 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry I). Both courses are traditional calculus courses and require that students have a solid background of high school mathematics. The purpose of taking the Calculus Readiness Exam is to determine whether you should start with Math 9 (Precalculus) or a calculus course, and whether an associated lab section would be helpful.

You are not required to take the Calculus Readiness Exam if:

  • You will not be taking Math 11 or 30.
  • You have taken Math 9.
  • You received AP Calculus exam credit for Math 11 (a 4 or more on the AP Calculus AB exam or a 3 or more on the AP Calculus BC exam).
  • Or you received transfer credit for Math 9, 11, or 30.

To take the Calculus Readiness Exam, log into your Ecampus account, go to Additional Resources, and click on Calculus Readiness Exam.

Trouble with your Ecampus account? Contact or 408-554-5700.


Prior to your Orientation session.


Contact: Mary Long, 
Lecturer, Mathematics & Computer Science Department