Math Assessment

Help us determine which math class is right for you by taking a math assessment.

Placements & Requirements

All new students receive a math placement after they have paid their enrollment deposit. Placement is determined by their highest SAT or ACT math score if any. You are not required to take either test.

Not everyone is required to take the math assessment. You will receive an email with your math placement information.

Students who need to take the assessment include:

  • Students who wish to challenge their provisional level (LEVP2 - LEVP4)
  • All engineering majors unless their provisional level is LEVP5
  • Students with a provisional placement of LEVP2 whose major school or division is:
    • Business
    • Social Science
    • Science
    • Engineering
    • Exploratory Studies 

Students with a provisional placement less than LEVP4 whose school or division is:   

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Exploratory Studies                                                          
  • Transfer students who have no MATH credits:
    • Science majors without a MATH equivalence for MATH 120 (Precalculus)
    • Engineering majors with no MATH 131/141 (Calculus I) equivalence — check with your advisor and/or the School of Engineering Associate Dean

You do not take the assessment if:

  • You wish to take MATH 101
  • Your placement is LEVP5 - you are exempt 
  • You are in the Nursing Program. Students in the Nursing program do not take the assessment.

Preparation

The following is a list of minimum system requirements for access to the math assessment. It is recommended that the assessment be taken on a PC or laptop, not a tablet or smartphone.

Supported Browsers & Operating Systems (OS)

Browser OS
Google Chrome Windows, macOS, Linux, Android
Internet Explorer® 11 Windows
Safari® macOS, iOS

 

Möbius works best on Safari and Chrome browsers.

Möbius does not support Microsoft Edge or Firefox. 

You must begin with Practice; it may be taken as many times as needed to feel comfortable with the format. You are not required to finish all 25 questions.

Taking the Assessment

You will be emailed login information once you are notified of your provisional placement. You will not be able to complete the assessment until you have received this email.

To access the assessment, visit the Möbius login page.

User login: full @widener.edu email address
Password: Last Name & Student ID, no spaces (format: Last#######)

To find your Student ID, visit the Applicant Status Portal

As an undergraduate accepted student, if you are required to take the assessment or you are challenging your provisional placement, you must complete the assessment before attending Pride Experience I: Summer Registration.

The Assessment closes on August 21st.

The assessment is a series of timed question sets or assignments: Each assignment must be completed within the time allowed. You cannot “Quit and Save” during the set; however, you should take a break between each set.

  • Practice –You must begin with Practice; it may be taken as many times as needed to feel comfortable with the format, but you are not required to finish all the questions.
  • Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus Concepts
Question Sets # of Questions General Assessment
Practice - no limit of attempts 25 30 mins
Algebra & Retake 25 30 mins
Precalculus & Retake 25 30 mins
Calculus Concepts & Retake 15 20 mins

For those granted learning accommodations – the Extended Time Assessment has the same number of questions, but the time allowance is 45 minutes (Practice, Algebra, and Precalculus) and 30 minutes (Calculus Concepts). 

You cannot retake the full assessment in its entirety but can retake a section if you score less than 50% on that section. If you score less than 50% on a retake, your assessment will be finished at the current section and you will not need to continue to the next section. If you score more than 50% on a section, you should proceed directly to the next section.

Widener's Student Accessibility Services is here to assist with testing accommodation requirements. Please contact 610-499-1266 or disabilities@widener.edu for more information.

Scoring & Placement

Your mathematics level is determined based on how many questions sets you complete.

  • Level 2: score less than 50% on Algebra or Algebra Retake
  • Level 3: score more than 50% on Algebra section and less than 50% on Precalculus or Precalculus Retake
  • Level 4: score more than 50% on the Precalculus section and less than 50% on Calculus Concepts or Calculus Concepts Retake
  • Level 5: score more than 50% on Calculus Concepts Retake 

You can check your placement at my.widener.edu > Academic Profile > Test Summary
 

The list below indicates the prerequisite level for the courses listed. The mathematics courses you are required to take will vary depending on your major. Please check with your advisor.

Level 2 | MATH 101 Fundamental Mathematics
Level 3 | MATH 111 Mathematical Ideas I
Level 3 | MATH 112 Mathematical Ideas II
Level 3 | MATH 114 Basic Probability
Level 3 | MATH 116 Nature of Mathematics
Level 3 | MATH 117 Elementary Functions
Level 3 | MATH 120 Precalculus
Level 3 | MATH 151 Elementary Discrete Mathematics I
Level 4 | MATH 118 Elementary Calculus I
Level 4 | MATH 131 Calculus with Review I
Level 5 | MATH 141 Calculus I

The final grade achieved will replace any provisional placement, regardless if it is higher or lower.

Technical Issues

  • Did you pay your enrollment deposit recently? Students are registered for the math assessment approximately three days after Widener receives their deposit. If you recently paid, wait a few days and try again
  • Did you receive a message that your Widener email address was not found in the system? Please contact the math department to ensure you are registered for the assessment
  • Make sure you are using your full @widener.edu email address.
  • If you aren't sure of your password, click on "Forgot your password" and enter your full Widener email address

Contact Michaela Tauscher at mktauscher@widener.edu and explain the problem.

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