Calculus Placement Exam Information

The General Testing Dates below are open to all SJSU students (incoming frosh and transfer students as well as current SJSU students).

General Testing Dates

Day Date Time Location
Friday May 6 2pm-4pm MacQuarrie Hall 221
Friday May 13 10am-12pm MacQuarrie Hall 221


How do I register?

You can register online via the Online Registration Form. Registration confirmations are mailed within 1-5 business days.

Note: Online registration ends at 3:00 pm the day before the exam or when all the exam spots have been filled, whichever occurs first.

How can I prepare for the test?

An explanation of the material covered on each part of the test and a link to a practice exam can be found on the Preparation for the CPE  page.

What do I need to bring with me?

On the day of the exam you will need to bring your confirmation email (a printout or a copy on your phone), photo ID (SJSU Student ID preferred), a pencil or pen, and the $20 fee in the form of cash or check--we do not accept credit or debit cards. No calculators are allowed on the test.

Should I bring my calculator?


What method of payment is accepted?

The $20 payment can be made in the form of cash or check. Checks should be made payable to San Jose State University (SJSU). Payment should be made on the day of the exam. 

When do I get my scores?

An email is sent out within 1-2 business days of the test to let you know which class you place into. As soon as you get that email, you will be able to enroll in that class. If you have any issues enrolling, check out the Calculus Enrollment page.