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FCRH Math Placement Exams (MP1 and MP2)

Who Takes It?
The math placement exams are required for freshmen matriculating at Fordham College at Rose Hill who intend to declare one of the majors/programs listed below. This information is not relevant for students entering Fordham College at Lincoln Center, or The Gabelli School of Business. 

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Integrative Neuroscience
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Math/Economics
  • Physics
  • 3-2 Engineering programs
In addition, those who have yet to decide upon a major but intend to pursue studies in Pre-Health must also take the math placement test. The Pre-Health distinction may include:
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Vet
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Preparation for any healthcare profession not listed above

Fordham College at Rose Hill offers three levels of the math placement (MP) exam online.  Students can self-select the exam that aligns with their highest level of high school math preparation.

If you have any questions about the online exam, please send an email message to             

Regardless of AP test scores, everyone should take the MP exam for diagnostic purposes. Evaluating your quantitative aptitude will allow better course placement and may help inform future decisions.  Taking an MP exam does not negate AP credit. 

If you took pre-calculus in high school, you should take the Precalculus exam.  If you took calculus, honors calculus, AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC, you should take the calculus exams. Specifically, if you took calculus in high school with a focus on differential calculus you need to take the Calculus I exam; if you took calculus in high school with a focus on differential and integral calculus including sequences and series, you should take the Calculus II exam.  High school grades and SAT/ACT scores will not exempt a student from taking the math placement test, but they are taken into consideration with regards to placement.  Please note a calculator is not necessary, nor will students be permitted to use one.

Students are urged to take the test as early as possible to allow expedited processing and course assignment for fall 2014.  The placement test, which lasts 60-90 minutes, will be administered online. 

Congratulations on your matriculation to Fordham College at Rose Hill! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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