Before you can take the math diagnostic, you must create a Bard Moodle profile. Follow these instructions to create a Moodle profile:
If you have already created a Moodle profile, click on the following link to begin the diagnostic:
What is the Math Diagnostic?
The diagnostic consists of a few questions about your math background followed by a short assessment with questions on material commonly covered in high school mathematics courses. Depending on your background, you will be asked between 20 and 60 questions covering topics such as percentages, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
What is the purpose of the Math Diagnostic?
The diagnostic will determine your placement within Bard's sequence of math courses. It will also determine if you have the prerequisites for certain courses in physics, computer science, and economics.
What if I don't plan on taking math this semester?
You still need to take the diagnostic before the beginning of Fall semester. As part of your distribution requirements, you will need to take a math, computing, or statistics course at some point, and your scores on the diagnostic will help determine which courses you could take. We strongly recommend that you fulfill your math/computing requirement during your first few semesters, before you forget most of what you learned in high school.
What if I took an AP Calculus exam?
You still need to take the diagnostic. Both your AP score and your math diagnostic score will be used to advise you on which math course to start with.
Questions about math courses or the math diagnostic?
Please e-mail Professor Maria Belk, Director of Quantitative Literacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.