Dec 08, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Placement Test

The Mathematics Placement Test is an untimed, multiple choice, computer-based test composed of four sections: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, College Algebra and Trigonometry. Starting with algebra, the test covers progressively advanced topics with placement into more advanced mathematics or mathematics-related courses. Students must take the Math Placement Test before they may register for math, science and certain liberal arts courses at Hunter College. SAT, ACT and New York State Regents test scores do not exempt a student from this test. Test results will be used to place students appropriately in coursework at Hunter College. The exam does not affect acceptance to Hunter College. Students may only take this exam one time throughout the City University of New York (CUNY).

The CUNY Assessment Test (CAT) and Mathematics Placement Test are administered in the Hunter College Testing Center, Room 150 Hunter North. Visit the Hunter College Testing Center’s website at  for sample questions, related information, as well as available dates and times to take examinations. Inquiries pertaining to testing at Hunter College may be addressed by calling the Testing Center at 212-772-4868 or sending an email to