In an effort to ensure the best possible opportunity for success, students are placed in a math course according to AP calculus test scores, ACT/SAT scores in mathematics, their previous college credit (precalculus or higher), or the math placement exam.

For those who wish to be placed according to the placement exam, they must complete the exam prior to registration which occurs during student orientation.

Students with various placement levels can begin their MA courses (depending on their major) as follows:

  • Level 0:  MA 107S, MA 110S, or MA 112S
  • Level 1:  MA 107, MA 110, or MA 112
  • Level 2:  MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 171S
  • Level 3:  MA 171

Placement Table


Placement Level UAH Placement Exam Score ACT Math Score SAT Math Score AP Calculus Test Score Course Options for Placement Level*
Level 0 < 40% 21 or lower 490 or lower - MA 107S, 110S, 112S
Level 1 40% - 59% 22 - 24 500 - 590 - MA 107, 110, 112
Level 2 60% - 79% 25 - 27 600 - 630 - MA 113, 115, 120, 171S
Level 3 80% or higher 28 or higher 640 - 800 - MA 171
N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 (either AB or BC test) MA 172 (credit for MA 171)
N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 or 5 (only the BC test) MA 201 (credit for MA 172)

*Class choice is determined by major. Please consult with your academic advisor.

How To Take the Placement Test

MyMathTest is a dynamic, interactive testing program.  Access to the MyMathTest program has been provided for you by Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Student Registration

 Go to and click Get Registered under “Students”.

  • Click OK! Register now button.
  • Click the middle option "Register for a course required by your instructor"
  • Enter the course id:  XL3U-C1TJ-501Y-3EW2
  • Click “Yes, I have an access code” then click the Next button.
  • Please read all information in the License Agreement and Privacy Policy. Click on Accept if you agree to the terms.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to create your personal login and password.

  • Type in your student access code WSSMMT-CLINK-MOUND-MAGNA-CANTO-WIRES using the tab key to move from one box to the next, then click the Next button.
  • Please read all information in the License Agreement and Privacy Policy. Click on Accept if you agree to the terms.
  • Enter your first and last name and email address. Re-type your email address to make sure it is correct.
  • Select United States from the School Country drop-down menu.
  • Enter your school zip code (35899) and select University of Alabama Huntsville from the school drop-down list. 
  • Select a security question and answer to ensure the privacy of your account.
  • When your registration process is complete you will see a confirmation screen.  This information will also be emailed to you.  Please be sure to save or print your login name, password, and account information.   
  • Click Log In Now and then click on SIGN IN to begin. 
Logging In:
  • Go to and enter the login name and password you created. Click on Enter MyMathTest.
  • The first time you log in you need to enroll in the UAH Placement program.
  • Type in the program ID: UAH Math Placement 2021:  XL3U-C1TJ-501Y-3EW2
  • The program opens to the announcements page, please review all program information.
  • If you are using your home computer run the Browser Check.  It will detect and then help you install the plug-ins you need to access the math exercises and multimedia content in your MyMathTest program.  Follow the screen instructions to complete this process.
  • MyMathTest supports PC and Mac computers, Firefox is preferred. 
  • After completing the installation process and closing the wizard you will be back on your program home page. 
  • NOTE: The MyMathTest software may already be installed on student lab computers at your school.  If you aren’t sure, check with your lab administrator. 
  • After review of the How to enter Answers tour you are ready to begin working with MyMathTest.
Need assistance with selecting a math course?

Email the  Department of Mathematical Sciences or call (256) 824-6470.

Need technical help? 

Contact Technical Support at for live CHAT, email, or phone support.  For online help using MyMathTest, click the Help link at the top right of the MyMathTest window.