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Who needs the math placement test?

All students without a qualifying math transfer class or math level must take the math placement test prior to enrolling in a math class at SOU. Math placement scores are good for two years from the date of the exam.

How do I schedule a math placement test?

Please call 541-552-6282 to schedule a math placement test in Academic Support Programs.

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.  

What do I need to bring to the math placement test?

At the time of the placement test, you must provide your photo ID. You may bring a calculator to use during the test. If you have taken the math placement test at SOU before, a $10 fee will be charged to your SOU account. Contact us at 541-552-6213 with any questions.

May I take the math placement test online?

Yes - 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

Once you have completed the placement test, please email David Kirkpatrick at kirkpatrd@sou.edu. He will retrieve your score and email you information about your placement.

May I have my math placement score sent to another institution?

Yes - if you would like your placement score sent to another institution, please fill out and follow the instructions on this release form:  Request Score - Release Form  Please note that ALL tests taken more than two years ago are void and will not be sent.