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For those who passed, the results of the placement exam will be posted to your transcripts by your home school once the Math Dept has verified and completed processing the results.  Due to the large amount of participants, it will take longer than normal to complete.  Please allow until Oct 9th for your credits to be posted.

 The Fall 2020 Math AP and Make-up Exams will be given online on Tuesday, September 8th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern time.  Registration has closed. 

Upate 9/2:  Students who requested SDS assistance will now have to take the exam on 9/14 only (you would not be able to take a 2nd exam this semester).  We apologize for the incovenience.

Those registered will be enrolled in a canvas site that is dedicated to the exam you will take.  This site should be among the canvas sites you see when you log into canvas.  Go to the canvas site of your exam to read how the exam will run.  It is crucial that you complete a pre-exam assignment of preparing and uploading sample answers by Sept. 6 at 9 p.m.  Step by step instructions for completing this assignment are given on the canvas site of your exam.  Because the exam will be given remotely, we would like you to be familiar with the process of uploading your answers before the exam itself.  Only students who have completed the pre-exam assignment by Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. will be allowed to take the exam on Sept. 8.  For more details, see the canvas site of your exam.

You will be able to take 2 placement exams only (which must be taken in numerical order). If you want to take a second exam in the sequence, email me at  However, if you don't pass the first exam, you will not be allowed to take the second AP exam on Monday, Sept. 14th. These exams are open to all UPenn students and will be available online only. In person exams have been suspended due to Covid-19.

Students taking non-calculus makeup exams should contact their Spring instructors for further information.


Fall Postponed (Make-Up) Exams 

Date: Tuesday, Sept 8, 2020 
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Online Only
No calculators are allowed, but you may use a two-sided 8.5 × 11 inch sheet of handwritten notes and will be checked at exam time (a copy must be submitted with your exam).

Credit by Exam: Credit Exams for Math 104, 114, 240, 241

Date: Tuesday, Sept 8, 2020 
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Online only
No calculators are allowed, but you may bring a two-sided 8.5 × 11 inch sheet of handwritten notes.

You must provide your Penn ID to take the exams. All exam takers must stay for the 2 hour duration of the exam. 

Credit by Exam: The second unit credit exams for 114, 240 and 241

Date: Monday, Sept.  14, 2020 (updated 8/4/20)

Time: 6-8pm
Place: Online Only
No calculators are allowed, but you may bring a two-sided 8.5 × 11 inch sheet of handwritten notes.

Note: These "second unit AP credit" exams on the material in Math 114, 240 and 241 are for those who already took and passed the first day of AP calculus exams and also wish to take the next sequence of the calculus course to get a second unit of credit "only".

You cannot take the second exam unless you passed the first day's exam. (The Dept. will review thru August how that info will be dispersed to students due to Covid-19.) The second exam will not be graded unless you passed the first.

You will receive 1 unit of AP credit if you pass the first exam. If you pass both exams you will receive 2 units of AP credit

The credit exams are pass/fail, if you pass (getting 85% or more correct), just the AP credit will show up on your transcript. It doesn't affect your gpa. If you fail, you can take the credit exam again the next semester that it is given.  Failed AP attempts will not appear on your trancripts.  Our placement exams are given during the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Incoming first-year students MUST take the online Canvas Diagnostic Exam during the Advanced Registration period and report their scores to their academic advisor. In addition to the Diagnostic Exam, first-year students may also take our Credit By Exam(s) .