I want to take a math course. Do I still need to take the placement test if I have prior math credits?
It depends. In general, if you wish to take a math course here, you will either need a math placement from the Math Placement Test or an appropriate prior math course leading to the course you wish to take here. For example, if you want to take MATH140, you will need either a placement for MATH140, or prior credits that are equivalent to MATH115 (MATH115 leads to MATH140). If your prior credits are, say, equivalent to MATH113, then you will not be able to register for MATH140 without taking the placement test. Please note that certain colleges on campus will not accept prior credits outside UMD as sufficient to place students into MATH140. These colleges will accept only the results of the placement test as sufficient to place students into MATH140. For college-specific details regarding the placement test, please consult your major advisor.