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How do I complete the math assessment?

If you would like to be placed into a higher math course or if you NEED to assess, you can assess for FREE online. To assess:

Step 1: Log in to iAdvise (you will need your OUNetID and password) and your New Sooner Orientation page. On the confirmation page, visit "Review Your Math Offer" to schedule a time to complete your math assessment.

Step 2: You will first complete a short survey on the tools and settings needed for your virtual assessment.

Step 3: After completing the survey, you can then select the day, time, and type of assessment you need to take. Assessment windows will be from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. CT.

Step 4: iAdvise will send you an invitation to a Zoom meeting in which you will complete your assessment with the help of an OU proctor. The invitation has supplemental information reminding you of the computing and setting needs.

Is the assessment proctored?

Yes, the assessment is proctored with the help of an OU proctor. The online proctored assessment allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. To schedule your assessment, visit iAdvise after making your New Sooner Orientation reservation. You will need your OUNetID and password. On the confirmation page, visit "Review Your Math Offer" to set up an account. Please be sure to utilize your University of Oklahoma email address for your account.

You will need:

  • A high-speed internet connection
  • A webcam (internal or external)
  • A Windows or Apple Operating System
  • A government issued photo ID or your OU student ID

How much does it cost?

Incoming students can take the math placement assessment for free. 

How long will the assessment take?

The assessment typically takes between one and half and two hours to complete. You must complete the full assessment in one sitting, so prepare appropriately.

Can I reassess?

Yes! If you would like to reassess, you must spend five hours in the study modules between proctored assessments.

What if my math offer is higher than my math assessment?

If you receive a higher math offer than your math placement through the assessment, OU will honor your initial math offer.

What if I don’t have a math offer?

If you don’t have a math offer, it is likely we don’t have enough academic information to give you an accurate placement to encourage student success. If you don't have a math offer from OU, you will need to complete the math assessment to make sure you take the correct math course once you get on campus.

I am taking an AP/IB math course. Will this be reflected in my math offer?

No, this is not taken into consideration with your math offer, however, you will receive math credit and be placed into the appropriate math course based on your official IB/AP scores. Once OU receives your official AP/IB scores, your academic advisor will place you in the appropriate math course, regardless of your initial math offer.

I am entering OU with math credit such as concurrent enrollment or math credit from another university, will this be reflected in my math offer?

No, this is not taken into consideration with your math offer, however, you will receive math credit and be placed into the appropriate math course when you meet with your academic advisor during your New Sooner Orientation Day. As long as you send us your official transcript, your math placement will reflect any math transfer credits from other universities or concurrent enrollment. It is very important you send OU your official transcript with any concurrent enrollment credit as soon as possible, so your academic advisor can place you in the appropriate math course, regardless of your initial math offer.

Why do I receive a math offer?

A math offer helps OU students find the correct math placement, which gives them the greatest chance of success at OU. The goal of the math offer is to make sure you thrive in a math course that is challenging, but not beyond your current abilities. You can review your math offer after you register for your New Sooner Orientation Day by logging in to your New Sooner Orientation registration confirmation page. Your academic advisor will go over your math offer during your New Sooner Orientation Day.

I have questions about my math offer. Who should I contact?

You can contact University College by email at ucquestions@ou.edu or by phone at (405) 325-3521.