- Video: How to Access the Mathematics Entrance Tests
- If you prefer written directions instead of the video, go to
Directions to the online Mathematics Entrance Tests in Blackboard
- You must have a UMKC user name and password to take the Entrance Tests through UMKC's Blackboard. If needed go to:
Find your user name and password.
- In any case, the tests are not here. They are on the UMKC Blackboard Site.
- If you have difficulty accessing or taking the Entrance Tests contact the Blackboard technicians
through the UMKC Information Services Call Center: 816 235-2000.
Before you do so, please read our page: Valuable Blackboard Tips.
CHEATING on a Mathematics Entrance Test is a form of ACADEMIC DISHONESTY.
- "Cheating" consists of having the real-time, live assistance of another person, an online mathematics source, or other rapid access electronic source materials available
WHILE you are taking the Test,
OR, having someone else take the Test in your place.
- During the Test we actually encourage you to have a book nearby if needed!
- Between Test attempts we encourage you to consult those sources mentioned above.
To REGISTER for any of the courses
- Math 110 (College Algebra),
- Math 120 (Precalculus),
- Math 206 (Brief Calculus & Matrix Algebra),
- Math 210 (Calculus I),
- Math 216 (Biomath I: Calculus and Modeling),
- Math 244 (Mathematics for Teachers: Calculus), or
- Stat 235 (Elementary Statistics),
- pass the associated online Mathematics Entrance Test.
See Topics for a list of what material each Test covers.
Mathematics Entrance Test for: Topics Questions Passing Score Math 110 (College Algebra) From Elementary & Intermediate Algebra 20 15/20 Math 120 (Precalculus) From Elementary & Intermediate Algebra 20 15/20 Math 206 (Brief Calculus & Matrix Algebra) From College Algebra 25 15/25 Math 210 (Calculus I) &
Math 216 (Biomath I: Calculus and Modeling) &
Math 244 (Mathematics for Teachers: Calculus)
From College Algebra & Trigonometry 25 15/25 Stat 235 (Elementary Statistics) From College Algebra 25 15/25
The purpose of these online Mathematics Entrance Tests is to assess your present mathematical skills. We all (the university, our department, and your advisors) want you to be successful in these courses, and not waste time (and money!) discovering in the first few weeks of class that you are unprepared. Students who drop out, or even fail, these basic courses find it difficult to move on in their programs of study, and can lose heart. So, you should take these online Tests honestly and without any help. Since the online Tests are randomly generated each time you attempt them, you can repeat them as many times as necessary until you pass. If you do so, you will develop a reasonable sense of your own present readiness for these courses. There is no advantage to cheating, because only you will suffer if you enroll in a course for which you are not ready. We encourage you to use this unique diagnostic opportunity to place yourself onto the best path forward!While taking the Mathematics Entrance Tests
After you pass a Mathematics Entrance Test
- Have scratch paper and a pencil or pen handy while working on an Entrance Test. Pick a time when you won't be interrupted or distracted.
- Each Entrance Test has a 35 minute time limit. Blackboard provides a timing bar at the lower left of your screen to show the time elapsed since you began the test. If you exceed the time limit, no score is recorded.
[If needed, see note for Students with Disabilities.]
- You may take any Entrance Test as many times as you like, because
a new, equivalent Test is randomly generated each time you start a new test.
- Each Test consists of mostly "multiple choice" questions. Occasionally there may be a "fill in the blank", "matching", or "multiple answer" question.
- Each question is worth 1 point. Your Entrance Test score is the number of questions you answer correctly out of the total number of questions on the Test. Wrong answers are not penalized.
- Continue to re-take the Test until your score is 15 or more. Your highest score is the one displayed on Blackboard's "My Grades" page.
[An exception: If you see the symbol "!" appear as your grade, read about it on our Valuable Blackboard Tips page.]
If you have further questions, see:
- All your Entrance Test scores (for all your attempts) are immediately available online to both you and any UMKC Academic Advisor.
- Passing an Entrance Test does not guarantee you will pass the course.
- Passing an Entrance Test does not earn you credit for any prerequisite courses.