Placement Exam & Math Boot Camp

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The Math Department has an exam for placement in courses. It is sometimes called the assessment exam but more often the placement exam. Based on your math placement exam score, the Mathematics Department will enter a BMAT score into Banner. Your BMAT score is good for one year. This will allow you to register for certain mathematics courses.



On campus   You may reserve an exam here. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome.

Scores will be entered by 12 noon HST of the following business day.

Off campus through ProctorU  If you have a good internet connection, you may take the exam from a laptop computer or desktop computer with a webcam.  To take the Math Placement Exam off campus (it costs $25) click here: . After completing the exam, email us ( to record your score. Alternatively, you may take the exam at an NCTA approved testing center.

Scores will be entered by 12 noon HST on the third business day following your Exam date. This is to allow for any issues/anomalies to be reported, by ProctorU or the NCTA approved testing center, to the UH Manoa Department of Mathematics.

Basic rules

  • On-campus testing is held in the computer lab, Physical Science 208
  • You will not be allowed to take the exam without your UH Student ID or an official picture ID.
  • Phones and calculators are not allowed.
  • Bring a pencil.
  • Your score on the exam is valid for one year from the date you took it.

Viewing your BMAT score

Log in to MyUH. Follow the path: Star Degree Check > View Transcript > Star for Students > Transcript/Grades > Campus Transcript by Semester

Part I Part II
14 1 Math 140, 203
14 10 2 Math 140, 203, 215; Physics 151, ICS 141
14 12 3 Math 140, 203, 215, 241; Physics 151, ICS 141
14 14 4 Math 140, 203, 215, 241, 251A*; Physics 151, ICS 141

New Repeat policy (effective November 16, 2017)**

You may take the Placement Exam once during each of these periods:

  • April 16th through July 15th (good for the Summer, Fall and upcoming  Spring),
  • July 16th through November 15th (good for the Fall and upcoming Spring and Summer),
  • November 16th through April 15th (good for the  upcoming Spring, Summer and Fall).

**Students who took the exam in the July 16th through
November 15th (calendar year 2017) period, can retake the exam one time in the new repeat policy period of November 16, 2017 through April 15, 2018.


You may not need to take the math placement exam if you either

  • passed the exam no more than one year ago, or
  • have appropriate transfer credits, or
  • received an acceptable score on the Calculus Advanced Placement Exam, Math SAT, ACT (see details), or
  • if you want Math 140 and got credit in Math 134 or 135 at UH Manoa
  • if you want Math 140 and got a grade of “C” or better in Math 135 at a UH Community College or at UH West Oahu
  • if you want Math 140 and got a grade of “C” or better in Math 104F at UH Hilo
  • All Math Boot Camp students may take/re-take
    the math placement exam independently from the date of their last attempt.

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