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Math Placement Test for Professional Students


Each of the mathematics courses of Finite Math (Math 105) and Precalculus (Math 117) has an algebra prerequisite. To satisfy this prerequisite your options are to:

Test in Moodle

Algebra 120 

Algebra 120 is an entry level course in college algebra. It requires a knowledge of topics in arithmetic and high school algebra. Particular topics are arithmetic operations on integers,
arithmetic operations on fractions,
operations with algebraic expressions, arithmetic operations on polynomials,
factoring polynomials,
rational expressions

Math 105 Finite Math

The placement test for finite math determines whether you are ready for a college math course that satisfies a general education requirement. The topics for the test for finite math come from high school courses in algebra. Particular topics are solving linear equations, solving linear inequalities, graphing linear equations, graphing linear inequalities, solving linear systems word problems, equations with fractions, roots and radicals, quadratic equation


To register for a course called Algebra Placement on CBU's Moodle server requires the use of your CBU email name assigned by Information Technology Services. Please follow these instructions.

Access direct registration for a placement course on the server at

  1. Enter your Username and Password. Press the Login button.

    A typical username begins with the first letter of your first name followed by your last name or the first seven letters of your last name. Each of these letters is lower case. You control your password.
  2. In Moodle select the Advising link in Course Categories.
  3. From the list of Courses, select Algebra Placement.
  4. When Moodle asks if you wish to enroll in the course, select the Yes button.
  5. Moodle should then add Algebra Placement to your list of courses.

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