Math Placement Test

Preparing for the Math Placement Test

The Lyndon Department of Mathematics and Computer Science strongly suggest that students review before taking this test. Several websites are available to help you review and prepare for the math placement test.





Testing Tips

TAKE YOUR TIME. Plan on spending approximately 1-1.5 hours completing the math test.

IT’S OK TO GUESS. If you do not know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices. You may skip a question at any time and come back to it later, but you should make an attempt to answer every question to the best of your ability.

PRACTICE. PRACTICE. PRACTICE. If you haven’t take a math course in your current semester, practicing will be especially important. Everyone should take advantage of the provided sample test links to help brush up on your skills before taking the test.

Taking the Test

Step 1: Click here to be redirected to the MapleSoft testing website.

Step 2: Register for your test.  You will need to complete a short registration process. Follow the directions on the right.

Step 3: Take BOTH arithmetic and algebra tests. At the end of each test, click on GRADE to submit your test.

  • If you answered all of the questions, you will receive a message saying that your test has been submitted.
  • If you left some of the questions blank, you will be given another chance to review those questions before final submission. If you do not wish to return to these questions, click on GRADE again, and the test will be submitted with those blank.
  • Your scores will be automatically sent to Lyndon for analysis and math course placement, which you will receive when you attend SOAR.

Registering for the Test

After clicking on the Take the Test button above, you will need to complete a short registration process. YOUR LYNDON CREDENTIALS WILL NOT WORK TO LOG INTO THIS SITE. Click on the Register link on the grey login box.

Fill out the registration form using the following tips:

  • Enter your first and last name in the appropriate boxes.
  • Your Lyndon Student ID can be found on your acceptance letter.
  • Enter an e-mail address that belongs to YOU (not a parent) and that you check frequently and will continue to use during your first year at Lyndon. It is highly recommended that you use your Lyndon e-mail.
  • Select a username. It is STRONGLY encouraged that you use the same user name as part of your Lyndon credentials (example: abc01020). NOTE: If you are informed that that your username is already being used, change the last number of your user name to a higher number.
  • Select your password. Again, it is STRONGLY encouraged for ease of remembering, that you use the same password you created for your Lyndon credentials.
  • PLEASE WRITE DOWN YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD. If you need to complete your testing in more than one session, you will need this username and password to log back into the site.

Getting into the Test

  • Once you have filled out all of the fields in the registration form, you will be taken back to the main login in screen.
  • Once back at the login screen, enter your username and passord and click on LOGIN.
  • Click CONFIRM and then click again on MATH PLACEMENT TESTS.
  • You are now registered for and ready to take the tests!


The First Year Team