Placement Testing at Montana Tech

Montana Tech's Testing Center

Placement Testing for Incoming Students

Typically, first-year placement in math and writing courses is determined by your ACT or SAT scores. If you don't have scores, you may take a Montana Tech placement exam instead.

Contact your Admissions Representative to determine which placement exam you will need to take.

Dual credit or AP courses may also help us determine placement. Email your test scores, grades, or in-progress schedule to admissions@mtech.edu. We will let you know if placement testing is still required.

 

Math

We use several methods to place you in an appropriate course.

  •     ACT, SAT, or AP/IB test score
  •     Transfer credits from another college or university
  •     Score from an accepted placement test (Placement Exam, College Success, or ALEKS PPL)

Our student data is used to develop placement guidelines that ensure you will have a good chance of passing the math course in which you are placed. More information on math placements can be found through the Mathematical Sciences department.

 

Writing

Typically, first-year placement in writing courses is determined by your ACT or SAT scores. If you don’t have scores, you may take a Montana Tech placement exam instead. If you are taking dual credit or AP courses, email your test scores, grades, or in-progress schedule to our Admissions Team. We will let you know if placement testing is still required. More information on writing placements can be found through the Writing department.

 

College Success placement tests for math, writing, or both are scheduled regularly in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) within the Student Success Center or may be taken online starting Fall 2022.

 

Students

Register for an on-campus session

Register for a virtual session

 

Administrators

Register your students for a placement testing session

 

ALEKS placement assessments are offered in-person and online, and are typically for students who want to place into a higher math course (ex. Pre-Calculus, Calculus, etc.).

 

Students

Register for an on-campus session

Register for a virtual session

 

Administrators

Register your students for a placement testing session

 

Our Testing Services Guide gives an overview of all the testing services we offer and how to prepare for your placement exam(s).

College Success offers practice tests for writing and math to help you prepare for your placement exam.

EdReady also allows you to assess your readiness for college math and/or writing and provides you with a personalized study path.


Accommodated Testing for Current Students

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) houses a testing center to accommodate student testing needs. Students with testing accommodations or who need to make up missed exams are welcome to use our proctoring services.

Faculty must submit the Test Request Form at least 3 days in advance of the exam and send all testing materials to Shauna Goodell.


HiSET® Testing for Adult Learners

HiSET® testing is provided on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The HiSET® exam is administered in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) within the Student Success Center. You can find more information on the exam through ETS or contact Margie Pascoe at 406-496-4477 or mpascoe@mtech.edu.