Math Placement Test
PreCalculus Math Placement Test Instructions
The PreCalculus Math Placement Test is required of all incoming first-year
students of the university in the following majors:
If your major is not listed above, please visit this page for access to the Algebra Math Placement Test.
The PreCalculus Math Placement Test is delivered online, and you should take it in your home country. This exam will determine which math course you are placed in, so it is very important that the result be an accurate reflection of your math skills. If you are placed above your abilities in a course which is too hard for you, you will likely get a bad grade and have difficulty progressing into your degree program.
You will have 90 minutes to take the test; the sooner you take the test, the sooner you will be able to know which math class you will take this semester.
Review the PreCalculus practice test and other important online resources here to prepare before taking the actual test.
Create your VIP ID password by visiting my.sc.edu/vipid. Make sure to have your VIP ID and USC ID (both are included in your admissions letter). Follow the instructions in the video below.
Obtain your USC network username and create a password, by visiting my.sc.edu. You will use this username and password to login to take your math placement test. Follow the instructions in the video below.