Math Placement Tests the Hannon Library

Math Placement Tests are administered in the Tutoring Center. Students who have signed up for a test can check in at either the Writing Center or the Math & Science Lab.

Scheduling the Test

To schedule your math placement test, you can either sign up online or by talking to a tutor. Use this link to sign up online. When you sign up, please add your name, student ID number, and contact information to the description box.

You can also sign up by calling the Math & Science Lab (541-552-8496), calling the Writing Center (541-552-8415), emailing us at tutoring@sou.edu, or visiting the Tutoring Center.

Additional Math Placement testing opportunities are available at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center in Medford. If you would like to schedule a math placement test in Medford, please call 541-552-8150.

Taking the Test Online

We use ProctorU, an online proctoring service, to administer the math placement test online. You must have a webcam, microphone and high speed internet connection to use ProctorU’s service. There is a $25 fee for taking the test online, which will be charged to your credit card when you make the appointment. Please see the instructions for information on how to proceed with ProctorU - how to set up your ProctorU account, schedule your appointment and take the test.

Note that there is also a $5 late fee if you schedule a session less than 72 hours in advance.

ProctorU Instructions (PDF)

Once you have completed the placement test, please email us at tutoring@sou.edu. We will retrieve your score and email you information about your placement.

Preparing for the Test

Here is a study guide to help prepare for the test, or you can pick one up in the Math & Science Lab.

On Your Testing Day

When you come in for your placement test, you can either check in with a tutor in the Writing Center or in the Math & Science Lab. You must provide your SOU student ID at the time of your test. Scratch paper and pencils are provided. You are allowed to use a calculator for your exam (no graphing calculators allowed), but will need to bring your own. The test has no time limit.

If you have taken the math placement test at SOU before, a $10 fee will be charged to your SOU account.

After the Test

After you have completed the test, your proctor will give you a sheet explaining your results and class options. If you have questions about this, please see your division’s advisor.

If you would like your placement score sent to another institution, please contact the Tutoring Center for a release form.

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years. Test scores older than two years cannot be sent to another institution or used for registration.