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Mathematics Placement

Augsburg assigns students a math placement group (MPG1-MPG5) based on a variety of criteria. In order to graduate, all students must achieve at least MPG3. However, some courses require students to achieve MPG4 as a prerequisite.


How do I complete the math placement test?

  • Active your AugNet Account
  • Log onto AugNet Services
  • Click on “Moodle 2021-22” on the left menu
  • Click on “Moodle” on the top menu
  • Click on “Math Placement Test” 
  • Complete the Math History Questionnaire and Academic Honesty Statement 
    • These are both required before starting the placement exam
  • Select “begin the test”


Can I get the math placement test waived?

You do not need to complete the math placement test if you have completed the following in the past five years:

  1. Earned a C- or better in College Algebra or above
  2. Transferred in college algebra or a higher-level math course on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)  or Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Mathematics Secondary Education must achieve MPG4. 

If you are one of these majors, you do not need to complete the math placement test if you have completed the following in the past five years:

  1. Received a 26 or higher on their ACT math subscore AND successfully completed high school trigonometry, pre-calculus, or calculus.
  2. Received a C- or better in a college level pre-calculus course; o
  3. Transferred in calculus on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.


Which sections do I need to complete?

To achieve MPG3, students must complete the prealgebra and algebra sections. To achieve MPG4, students must complete the prealgebra, algebra, and precalculus sections.


What if I test below MPG3/MPG4?

Students who complete the math placement test and do not achieve the MPG needed for graduation/their major will work with their Academic Advisor to enroll in the appropriate Augsburg math course. Augsburg has a sequence of math courses to move students into a higher MPG. 


Important things to note

You have 45 minutes to complete the test and it must be completed in one sitting. Make sure you have the time, scratch paper, pencil, and internet connection to finish.


Am I allowed to retake the math placement test?

You are allowed to retest once during your first term with a 30-day waiting period between tests. If you are requesting to retest, but do not qualify – you can petition to retest.


Students with disabilities may request accommodations for placement tests through the Augsburg CLASS/Disability Resources office, by emailing


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