The Math Readiness Test (MRT) is an online placement test that checks your skills in algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Your score on the MRT is used to help place you in a math class that is at the right level for you, and for no other purpose.
The MRT is a timed test, with a time limit of 45 minutes. Do your own work without any assistance, and do not use a calculator or any math software or apps. We need to know what you can do on your own. If you are not satistfied with your score the first time you take the MRT, you may take it a second time. If you take it twice, we will count your best score.
Who Needs to Take the MRT?
- If you need or want to take calculus (any of MATH 019, 020, 021, 022, 023, or 121), you must take the MRT before registering for the first of these courses that you take at UVM.
- If you have AP or transfer credit for some calculus and are planning to take additional calculus at UVM (any of MATH 019, 020, 021, 022, 023, or 121), you still need to take the MRT. If you will not be taking any additional calculus at UVM, you do not need to take the MRT.
- If the only MATH you plan to take is MATH 009, 010, 017, or 018, you do not need to take the MRT.
- The MRT is not required for MATH 015 - 016.
- The MRT is not required for any STAT classes.
Accessing the MRT
You will need a separate login (not your regular UVM netid password) to access the MRT. If you require extended time on tests, please contact Student Accessibility Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request accommodations before taking the MRT.
- Students Entering UVM in Fall 2021. MRT accounts were created for all new first year and transfer students on May 27, 2021. Follow this link to access instructions for accessing and taking the MRT.
- Returning Students. If you are a current/returning student needing to take the MRT in order to register for calculus, please follow this link and fill out the form to request access to the MRT.
- Non-Degree Students. If you are a non-degree student needing to take the MRT in order to register for calculus, please contact Continuing and Distance Education (email@example.com).
If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the MRT, please contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (firstname.lastname@example.org).