Summer Orientation 2020 Testing

TAMS Summer Orientation includes placement testing for chemistry and mathematics enrollment. Students will take a chemistry placement exam and those results will determine whether or not a student takes General Chemistry or Honors Chemistry. (Note: A student who places into Honors Chemistry can elect to take General Chemistry as long as they notify by July 15.) Likewise, students will take at least one math placement test, which will determine if a student places into Precalculus or Calculus I. Students who think they possess advanced math skills can elect to take a second math placement test that will determine if they place into Calculus I or Calculus II. Students who score well enough on these exams may be invited to take a third math placement test to see if they qualify to enroll in math courses above Calculus II. All math placement exams will be taken online and scored by the Department of Mathematics at UNT. The math faculty will then inform TAMS of math placement results. Math placement is final (regardless of courses a student completed in high school or via dual credit or AP/IB/CLEP test results) unless a student requests to start in a lower course than the one into which they were placed.

Summer Orientation 2020 Testing Schedule

  1. Precalculus/Calculus I placement test = Monday, June 8th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (No calculators permitted) ​
  2. Calculus I/Calculus II placement test = Tuesday, June 9th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Non-graphing calculator permitted excluding TI-83 and TI-84)
  3. Calculus III or higher placement test = We will invite eligible students once TAMS analyzes scores from previous math placement tests.
  4. Chemistry/Honors Chemistry placement test = Wednesday, June 10th, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (Non-programmable calculator permitted​)

Students admitted after July 1, 2020, will be placed in General Chemistry and Precalculus unless the student scored a 5 on AP Calculus AB/BC AND has a SAT Math score of 750 or higher.  If the latter conditions apply, TAMS will allow the student to enroll in Calculus I in Fall 2020.