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Skidmore College
Mathematics and Statistics Department

The Calculus Placement Exam

Planning to take Calculus sometime in your four years at Skidmore?

If you are planning to take a calculus course at Skidmore, it is important that you complete the Calculus Placement Exam online.

Information about the Placement Exam

Skidmore offers several levels of calculus. The Placement Exam is a tool that helps the department advise students which calculus course is best suited for them.

The test is not timed. Do not use textbooks. Do not consult with anyone, and do not use a calculator (even if your course allowed or required you to use calculators).

To begin taking the test, click the link below. You will be prompted to enter your Skidmore user name and password and then accept the conditions of the test. After submitting your results, you will receive an email with your recommended placement.

If you have any questions about accessing or taking the test, feel free to contact Kim Newsom at, who can answer your questions about the test. If you don't hear back in a day or two, please contact David Vella at

Take the placement exam...