First of all, RELAX. You will have the opportunity to take this placement test more than once. It is designed to assess what you know. At the end of the initial assessment, you will have a much better sense of your strengths and weaknesses in math. You will then have a chance to work on those weaknesses. The most important thing is that you take the test seriously and give it an honest effort so that the assessment truly reflects your level of knowledge and math preparedness.
Be honest about your skill level. There is no benefit to cheating on the placement assessment – your only reward will be that you are forced to take a class that is too difficult for your current level of mathematical knowledge. Therefore, while you are taking the assessment, do not consult any other source for help (friends, family, textbooks, internet searches, etc.). The purpose of the placement test is to give an accurate measure of your current mathematical skills so that you will be successful in your mathematics courses. If there is a concern about the integrity of your score you may be asked to retake the placement test in a proctored setting. BOR Policy 09.02.020