In order to graduate, each Lafayette student is required to pass at least one Quantitative Reasoning (QR) course in which students learn to use mathematical methods to solve problems, represent and interpret quantitative information, and critically analyze mathematical results.
As you engage in this process it may be helpful to read the Mathematics Frequently Asked Questions.
Once you have an idea about the mathematics course you might select, you are ready to begin the online mathematics placement process. The purpose of this process is to gather information that will help us advise you on your choice of a mathematics course. To do that, we need an honest assessment of your interests and skills. The placement process has four components:
Once you are logged in, you will see a block on the left of the screen labeled “My Courses.” Click the “Math Survey and Placement Tests” link to access the survey and mathematics placement tests.
Your test results will be held in confidence and will be used only to advise you on your mathematics placement.
After you have completed the mathematics survey and placement exam(s), and have submitted your registration for the fall semester, we will review your course selection in light of the data you have provided. We will contact you if we believe that your selection of a mathematics course is not a good one. If we agree with your course selection, you will not hear from us on this issue. If you choose not to take a mathematics course in the fall, we will use these results to advise you on possible course selection in a future semester.
If you have questions about the mathematics survey, about placement exams, or about what mathematics course you should choose for the fall, please feel free to contact Professor Thomas Hill, (610) 330-5282.