Trig Placement Exam FAIL

<p>I haven't taken trigonometry since the first semester of my junior year. This year I took Calculus and did fine. However, I just took the trig placement exam and got a 7/15. I DID review for it, but apparently not enough....does this disqualify me for Calculus I?? I am a pre-pharmacy major and really can't afford to get behind on classes.</p>

<p>I think it does but you will have to see when you sign up. </p>

<p>Honestly, everyone i know who took Calculus got a 15/15 so you may be in for a tough tough time if you do take Calculus I. I don't intend to be mean saying that AND like i have no idea what your math SAT's or other relevant info but calculus is definitely not an easy class.</p>

<p>Not sure how this works, but I was enrolled in Calc 1 and never took the trig placement test.</p>

<p>^ You must have been one of those who scored above a certain threshold on their math SAT and were exempt from taking the placement test as a result. At least that's what I hear from my son, who decided on that basis that he doesn't need to take any of the placement tests. I'd better have him double-check...</p>

<p>Some colleges within Pitt do not require the Trig/Algebra/Math tests if you have a 600 or higher Math SAT score. All engineering students are required to take the Trig test.
PittStart:</a> Engineering Placement Exams</p>

<p>If i got a 13/15 on the test will I get placed into calc? Thanks</p>

<p>I got a 670 on the math SAT and a conditional guarantee into the pharmacy program. I was exempt from the algebra placement test but there was no way to be exempt from trig...maybe it depends on your major.</p>

<p>did u use a calculator on it?</p>

<p>I used a calculator on one problem to multiply and divide more quickly...</p>

<p>In case people are still wondering, here's what we were told by the School of Arts and Sciences. Anybody who wants to sign up for Calc 1 has to take the trigonometry placement test. However, if you took AP calculus in high school and got credit for it (meaning a 4 or 5 on the AP test), then you can sign up for Calc 2 instead of Calc 1, in which case you don't need to take the trigonometry placement test.</p>

<p>i just took the exam but when i click the trig placement exam on courseweb again, it brings me back to the page as if i haven't taken the exam yet. it doesnt show my score. is something wrong?</p>

<p>Just so everyone knows, I had my Pittstart and my advisor didn't even look at the trig placement exam. SAT scores were good so I am now enrolled in Calc.</p>

<p>You have to get a 7 to test out of trig so you can take PreCalc. If you do really good then Calc</p>

<p>Not necessarily. Like I said, my advisor didn't even look at it. I got a 7 and I'm enrolled in Calc.</p>

<p>The placement exams don't necessarily qualify you for classes. They are just some type of guidelines for your adviser to more easily place you into classes. They understand that a lot of people haven't done things from the algebra and trig placement exams for quite a bit of time. I'm definitely in that boat for the algebra placement exam.</p>