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All students must meet the prerequisite for any MATH course that they take at USC. For some courses this prerequisite is met after taking the Math Assessment of Prerequisites (MAP). This assessment allows students to gauge how their math skills translate into each relevant course.

The Math Assessment of Prerequisites is available now to take for the Spring 2022 registration. The assessment will be available to take until January 8, 2023, 11:59pm, before the Spring semester starts. The assessment will resume with in person testing for current USC-Columbia students in February and March, 2023. Please check back for testing dates and registration information for the in person sessions which will be announced soon.

Please read these instructions before starting your test.

WeBWorK: USC’s Online Software Platform for Math Placement Testing

The Mathematics Assessment Brochure

Have a question? You may find the answer here.

Practice tests will give you a good idea of what to expect on the placement tests.

Many USC MATH courses have prerequisites you must meet before you can register for them. Some involve success completion of another MATH course, others require a qualifying score on the MAP, MPT, or a combination of the previous two options.

If you have taken an AP Calculus or IB Mathematics (higher level) test and are waiting for the scores to come to USC to satisfy a prerequisite, or if you are waiting for course credit from another College or University in order to satisfy a prerequisite, you may qualify for a prerequisite override. To request an override, complete this Temporary Prerequisite Override Request form .

In some cases, you may need an override to get into a course.