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 coming to Orientation. When you come to Orientation you will meet with an academic advisor who will help you choose an appropriate mathematics class, taking into account your academic interests and intended course of study, as well as your score on the Math Readiness Test. See score interpretation guidelines for more information.

Prepare for the MRT. There is 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.

Taking the MRT. The test itself is timed, and must be completed in one sitting. It will take about 45 minutes to complete, and must be completed without any outside assistance. You will get get two tries for each question on the test. Be sure to have a pencil or pen and plenty of scrap paper on hand before you begin. Do not use a calculator.

How to Access the Practice Problems and the MRT

The MRT is administered through an online homework system called WebAssign, which is used in many Math classes at UVM. To access the practice problems and the test itself, you will first need to set up a WebAssign account.

  1. Open the link www.webassign.net in a new tab or new window so that you can refer back to these instructions.
  2. On the WebAssign login screen, follow the link I Have a Class Key

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  3. Enter the Class Key corresponding to your college or school in the following table. Students needing extended time on tests, contact the ACCESS Office for a Class Key.

    College or School Class Key
    Students Needing Extended Time (All Colleges) Contact the ACCESS Office
    School of Business Administration (BSAD) uvm 5367 1424
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) uvm 7639 6385
    College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) uvm 6785 9423
    College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) uvm 4160 8551
    College of Education and Social Services (CESS) uvm 2908 4504
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) uvm 5239 4295
    Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) uvm 3229 6883
    Continuing Education / Choice of College Uncertain uvm 1115 9262

  4. After you have entered the Class Key, you will be prompted to set up a username and password. Enter your UVM email address where it asks for your email, and use your UVM ID number for the Student ID. Continuing Ed students who do not yet have a UVM email address or UVM ID number may use some other email address and leave the Student ID blank.
  5. Once you have entered the Class Key and set up a username, log into WebAssign.net to access a set of practice and review problems as well as the MRT itself. Please spend some time working on the Practice and Review problems and make sure your browser is working correctly before you begin the test.

    When you are ready to take the test, be sure to set aside a block of time when you can work uninterrupted. You have 45 minutes to complete the test. The timer starts as soon as you open the test, and it is not possible to pause or stop the clock once you begin. Be sure to have pencil and paper handy, and do not use a calculator. Good luck and do your best!

  • After you have entered the Class Key, you will be prompted to set up a username and password. Enter your UVM email address where it asks for your email, and use your UVM ID number for the Student ID. Continuing Ed students who do not yet have a UVM email address or UVM ID number may use some other email address and leave the Student ID blank.
  • Once you have entered the Class Key and set up a username, log into WebAssign.net to access a set of practice and review problems as well as the MRT itself. Please spend some time working on the Practice and Review problems and make sure your browser is working correctly before you begin the test.

    When you are ready to take the test, be sure to set aside a block of time when you can work uninterrupted (plan on 45 minutes). The timer starts as soon as you open the test, and it is not possible to pause or stop the clock. Be sure to have pencil and paper handy, and do not use a calculator. Good luck and do your best!

  • Students needing extended time on tests, contact the ACCESS Office before taking the test.

    If you have any problems accessing the test, contact math@uvm.edu.