Mathematics Department

Math Placement for LEAP Students

Do I need to take the math placement test?

The placement test is required before students can sign up for introductory Chemistry (CHE 161) and Physics (PHY 161, 162) courses, and Calculus/Precalculus (MAT 113, 121). These courses are required for a number of majors:

Pre-med, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Kinesiology (KIP), Economics, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics

Students who are interested in any of the above areas MUST take the placement test before LEAP.

Without a placement score, we will not be able to assess your readiness for courses that require a level of mathematical ability. This may prevent you from signing up for your desired fall term schedule at LEAP, though you will still be able to make changes to your schedule during the August Experience.

What if I am not interested in the above areas?

If you are absolutely certain that you are not going to pursue any of the above areas, then you don't have to take the placement test. However, students who are unsure of their future area of interest are strongly encouraged to take the math placement test.

What if I took or am taking AP Calculus in high school?

We still need you to take the placement test at this point. If you receive a 4 or 5 in the AP Calculus exam, you should arrange for the College Board to send your score report to Hanover College.

Students who are currently enrolled in dual-credit Calculus/Precalculus courses with an accredited college or university also must take the placement test.

How can I find how I did on the placement test?

This information will be provided during your advising session at LEAP. The goal of the test is not to assign a grade but simply to assess your level of mathematical preparation in order to guide you towards an appropriate fall term schedule.

If you have any remaining questions, please contact the math faculty by emailing

I'm ready to take the test!

When you are ready to proceed to the test, follow this link: Math Placement Test