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Mathematics Learning Center

As of July 2017, we have moved to Adams Library Level 1.

The Mathematics Learning Center has peer tutors available Monday through Friday.  We provide free tutoring for students in lower level math courses. The courses that are available for tutoring are Math 010, 120, 139, 143, 144, 177, 209, 210, 212, 213, 240, 248, and 314.  We also provide tutoring for Accuplacer, Praxis Math, GRE Math, and ACT Math  Students in upper level math courses should see their professor during office hours for assistance.

Spring 2018 Hours

M-Th 9-6, F 9-4
Call 401-456-9763 for an appointment. You will need your RIC ID number when you call.

The Math Learning Center is closed during spring b​reak, beginning March 5. We will reopen March 12.

Math Competency Requirement

The Math Competency Requirement is a prerequisite for all college level mathematics and lab science courses.  The requirement must be completed before you complete 15 credits at the college or you will be placed on Academic Probation.

 There are multiple ways to meet the requirement:

  1. A minimum score of 480 on the math portion of the SAT
  2. A minimum score of 20 on the math portion of the ACT
  3. Transferring in a course equivalent to Math 177 or higher at RIC
  4. Successful completion of Math 010 or equivalent
  5. Accuplacer scores:

Arithmetic + Algebra score of at least 107
Algebra score of at least 57
If you took the Accuplacer at another school and met the minimum score requirements, please have the scores sent from your previous school to

Once you have satisfied the Math Competency Requirement, you are eligible to register for college level math and science courses.


It is strongly recommended that you prepare for the Accuplacer.  If you do not meet necessary scores on the exam, you will need to pass a non-credited Pre-Algebra course (Math 010). 
The day of the exam you will need your RIC ID and something to write with.  The exam is timed for 50 minutes and use of a calculator is NOT PERMITTED.

Here is a practice test from the College Board website with answers on the last page.

College Board also offers a free Accuplacer web-based study app available here:  You can create an account and should focus on the Arithmetic and Algebra sections of the Classic Practice Test. 

Accuplacer Schedule

To register, login to MyRIC and click the “Register for Accuplacer” link on the left column.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, Feb. 21 12:30 p.m. OASIS - Registration begins Feb, 12
Wednesday, March 14 12:30 p.m. OASIS - Registration begins March 5
Wednesday, March 28 12:30 p.m. OASIS - Registration begins March 19
Wednesday, April 4 12:30 p.m. Alger 101 - Registration begins March 26
Wednesday, April 11 12:30 p.m. OASIS - Registration begins April 2
Wednesday, April 25 12:30 p.m. OASIS - Registration begins April 16
Wednesday, May 9 12:30 p.m. OASIS - Registration begins April 30

Contact the Mathematics Learning Center at (401) 456-9763.

Point of contact is Megan Dibonaventura at​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: February 12, 2018