University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics Readiness Test

About the Test

The Mathematics Readiness Test (MRT) is a test of basic high school math skills, including algebra and trigonometry. All new first-year and transfer students must take the MRT before registering for classes. For information about how the MRT is scored, see score interpretation guidelines.

Accessing the Test

The MRT is administered through an online homework system called WebAssign, which is used in many Math classes at UVM.

New First Year and Transfer Students: All new first year and transfer students coming to UVM for the first time will be placed into the system, and will receive an email with login information so that you can access the MRT.

Existing UVM Students: Anyone needing to take the MRT who is already enrolled at UVM will need to email to request access; please include your UVM ID number and UVM email address when you make the request, and let us know if you have previously taken the MRT (and if so, when).

Taking the MRT

Prepare for the MRT. Once you have been granted access to the MRT and have received your WebAssign username/password information, go to and log in. Once logged in, you will be able to access a set of Practice and Review Problems that you can work on at your leisure before taking the test. The practice problems have built-in help, including video tutorials you can watch if you need to review a topic, and you get several tries for each question. You can log out at any time and come back later to continue working on the practice problems.

Take the MRT. The MRT is timed. You will have 45 minutes from the time you open it to complete the test. Be sure to have a pencil or pen and plenty of scrap paper on hand before you begin, and do not open the MRT until you are ready to take it; there is no way to pause or stop the clock. You will get get two tries for each question on the MRT, and must complete the test without any outside assistance and without reference materials of any kind. Do not use a calculator.

Extended Time. Students needing extended time on tests, contact the ACCESS Office before taking the MRT.

Don't Know Your Username/Password?

If you don't have a WebAssign password, or if you have a password but don't remember it, follow this link to create a new password. Enter your username, institution, and UVM email address in the appropriate fields. The institution is uvm. If you do not know your username, follow this link and submit your UVM email address to recover your username. If you are still unable to access the MRT, contact for further assistance.


If you have any other questions about the MRT, please contact