### Information for Fall 2021 Exams

Students should plan on the calculus credit exams taking place **in-person and on campus** in line with the current plan for the fall semester to be in-person. Note that in-person credit exams are typically held on the first day of classes. **More information on Fall 2021 exams will be posted this summer.**

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## General Information

The Mathematics Department offers exams to students who want to earn credit for MATH 221, MATH 222, and/or MATH 234. The exams are offered the first week of the fall and spring semester.

These exams are intended primarily for freshmen who have taken substantial calculus courses in high school, or for transfer students who did not get transfer credits for a calculus course taken at another institution, and who desire to establish college credits for MATH 221, MATH 222, or/and MATH 234. It is open to undergraduate students only.

Students who have been, or will be granted calculus credit by other means—such as through AP exams, transfer credit, etc.—do not need to take these exams.

**Students may not take a credit exam for a specific course more than once.**

**Students may not attempt a credit exam for any course they are enrolled in–or were previously enrolled in–at UW-Madison beyond the add deadline. **For example: if you are currently enrolled in MATH 221 for Fall 2020, you are still eligible to take the MATH 221 credit exam for Fall 2020, provided you were not enrolled in the course in a previous semester past that semester’s add deadline.

*The use of calculators or notecards is not permitted on the exams. You will NOT be provided with a formula sheet during the exam.*

For more policies and restrictions, please refer to the following document: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=49600

## Registration for the Exam

**Fall 2021 Exams Date/Time (times all in CT, or Central Time):**

**MATH 221:**TBD**MATH 222:**TBD**MATH 234:**TBD

(Two hours are allowed to complete each exam.)

**Identification:** You will need your student ID (or, if unavailable, a picture ID) in order to submit the exam.

**More information:** Kyle Martinez (klmartinez@math.wisc.edu)

**Registration:** Students must register in order to take the exam. The registration deadline is 24 hours before the exam. **(NOTE: Students should attempt to self-enroll in the Canvas course as soon as they are sure they would like to do so, as instructions on how to access the exam and upload answers; practice modules to familiarize oneself with the exam format and technology [and to troubleshoot any initial errors before the actual exams]; and more will be posted beginning a week before the exam dates.)** There will be a $135 fee for each exam. This fee is non-refundable. Failure to appear at the exam location during the specified time will result in the forfeiture of this fee.

**Sign-up information for Fall 2021 exams will be posted soon.**

## Before the Exam

Students who plan to take the exam will already have studied all the topics that may appear on the exam. The following resources may help in reviewing before the exam:

- MATH 221 list of topics
- MATH 222 list of topics
- MATH 234 list of topics
- Calculus Pages

- A collection of course reserves and past exams for MATH 221, 222, and 234 administered by the Math Department is maintained by the Astronomy, Math and Physics library.

## After the Exam

**Passing Scores:** A student needs to get at least a 75% on BOTH the online component and the written component of the exam to get credit for the course.

**Exam Results:** Results will be sent to the student’s official @wisc.edu address by the end of the week, and will have the opportunity to register for subsequent classes upon receipt of their score.

**Enrollment: **The Math Department will enter enrollment permissions allowing a student with a passing credit exam score to enroll in a subsequent **MATH **course for the same semester. (E.g., if a student passes the MATH 221 credit exam, they will be allowed to enroll in MATH 222 for the same semester since they will receive MATH 221 credit.) The Math Department is happy to waive prerequisites based on credit exam scores, though we **do not** reserve seats.

- Note that if a student needs the credit exam course as a prerequisite for a course
**outside**the MATH subject (e.g., a student passes the MATH 222 credit exam and would like to enroll in COMP SCI 310, which requires MATH 222 as a prerequisite), that course’s department will need to make the determination on whether they can waive the prerequisite before credit officially posts. The Math Department will send students that passed the exam(s) a confirmation email that credit will be posted in the near future.