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The Math Learning Lab has peer tutors available Monday through Friday. We provide free tutoring for students in general education math courses and prerequisites. 

Math Courses Available for Tutoring

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 the Math Placement Exam, Praxis Math, GRE Math, and ACT Math.  Students in upper level math courses should see their professor during office hours for assistance.

Math Milestone

The Math Milestone is a prerequisite for all college level mathematics and lab science courses.  This requirement must be fulfilled within your first year at the college.

There are multiple ways to meet the requirement:

  1. Appropriate placement on RIC’s Math Placement Exam (see Math Placement below)
  2. Successful completion of Math 010 or equivalent
  3. Transferring in a course equivalent to a RIC Math course (Math 010, 120, 139, 143, 177 or higher)
  4. Classic Accuplacer scores (test date prior to August 2018)
    Elementary Algebra of at least 57
    Or
    Arithmetic + Elementary Algebra sum of at least 107
  5. Next Generation Accuplacer scores 
    QAS (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics) score of at least 250

If you took either Accuplacer at another school and met the minimum score requirements, please have the scores sent from your previous school to testscores@ric.edu.  These scores can only be used for the math milestone, not for math placement.

Once you have satisfied the Math Milestone, you will have a Level 1 math placement.

Math Placement Exam FAQs

It is very important that students begin their college mathematics coursework at the appropriate level.  All first year students will be required to take a mathematics placement exam for proper placement into their mathematics courses. Transfer students who are not transferring in a math course must take the math placement exam. Transfer students who are transferring in a math course should verify whether or not they need the placement exam by emailing Megan at mdibonaventura@ric.edu once their transfer credits are posted.

It is a timed exam used to determine the appropriate math course for your current level of preparation. Use of a calculator is not permitted.

The exam ranges from pre-algebra to calculus. It is highly recommended that you attempt the online practice exam prior to taking it in a proctored setting in order to get a sense of the answer format and type of question.

Please Note: The online practice test can only be attempted once and is not scored.

PDF Practice Test

Online Practice Test 

Use the Guide to Achieve a Level 1 Math Placement to meet the Math Milestone and place into college level math courses. 
 

Upon completion of the exam, you will be placed into your initial mathematics course. Please note that although this may not be the course required by your major, successful completion should adequately prepare you for the required course.

Course Placements

  • Level 0: Math 010 (non-credited course necessary to satisfy the math milestone)
  • Level 1: Math 120, 139*, 143, 240* (Placing in this level or greater means you have successfully completed the Math Milestone.)
  • Level 2: Math 177*
  • Level 3: Math 209*
  • Level 4: Math 212*

*Math course that satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement.

All students must complete the Math Milestone by the end of their first year at the college.  The Math Milestone is a prerequisite for math courses and lab science courses, so it is important to complete it in a timely manner.  Placing into Level 1 or higher on the math placement exam will fulfill the Math Milestone.  Use the Guide to Achieve a Level 1 Math Placement to prepare for the placement exam.

The Math Milestone is also required for admission to programs in the School of Nursing and School of Education.

Placement results are shown immediately upon completion of the exam.  The scores are processed and uploaded into MyRIC within 24 hours.

Yes. To request reasonable testing accommodations for a disability or medical condition, please contact the Rhode Island College Disability Services Center at 401-456-2776. Once you have the proper documentation, please contact Megan DiBonaventura at mdibonaventura@ric.edu to coordinate a testing time. Note, reasonable accommodations do not include use of a calculator.

Math Placement Exam

Math Milestone

The Math Milestone must be completed within your first year at the College, as it is a prerequisite to lab science courses, math courses, etc. The math milestone can be completed with the appropriate placement on the math placement exam (Level 1 or higher) or by successfully completing Math 10. 

Students transferring in the equivalent of a RIC math course will also earn the Math Milestone.  

Course Placements

  • Level 0: Math 010 (non-credited course necessary to satisfy the math milestone)
  • Level 1: Math 120, 139*, 143, 240* (Placing in this level or greater means you have successfully completed the Math Milestone.)
  • Level 2: Math 177*
  • Level 3: Math 209*
  • Level 4: Math 212*

*Math course that satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement.

Math Placement Exam Registration

To register for the placement exam, login to the RIC Student Homepage of MyRIC.

  1. Go to the Student Center
  2. Click Math Placement Exam
  3. Select the icon of the magnifying glass
  4. Select a time/date
  5. Be sure to click the Save button in the bottom left corner of the page.  A confirmation will be sent to your Rhode Island College email. 

Test dates are added regularly, so please check back if there are not dates that match your availability.

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Contact the Math Learning Lab

Megan DiBonaventura

Assistant Director Academic Success Center/Mather Learning Lab