Calculus Waiver Exam

The Calculus Waiver Exam is an optional test designed for students who took calculus in high school but either did not take the AP Exam or received an AP score of 3 or below. Passing this test waives MTH-230: Calculus I, enabling students to register for upper-level math courses that require MTH-230 as a prerequisite. While passing this test waives MTH-230, students do not receive any college credits toward graduation. A passing score is 70 or higher.

The test will be administered on August 25, 2024.

For students in majors with a choice of math course, passing this test also waives the math requirement for the major. For students in majors requiring MTH-180: Introduction to Statistics, passing this test does NOT waive this statistics requirement.

This exam is administered during New Student Orientation, and students who register will receive more details about permitted materials and the specific schedule in early August.

Please sign up before August 24, 2024, by completing the following form.

Calculus Waiver Exam Sign Up


Contact Professor Melanie Brown at with questions about the Calculus Waiver Exam.

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Calculus Readiness Test

Test Deadline: August 1
Students scheduled to take MTH-230: Calculus I in the fall-including those students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Game Programming, and Computer Science & Innovation-are required to take and pass an online Calculus Readiness Test before being enrolled in MTH-230. Information about this test will be emailed to those students on June 24. The test must be completed by August 1 in order to finalize class schedules.

If you did not receive information by email about the Calculus Readiness Test by July 7 but are interested in taking MTH-230, please contact Professor Melanie Brown at

Fall Admitted Students

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Burlington VT 05402
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Fax: 802-419-4957