LSU College of Science

LSU's College Algebra Placement and Credit Exam

The placement exam for College Algebra (Math 1021) consists of 25 multiple choice questions taken from the topics listed below.

The TI-30XIIS (solar) or TI-30XIIB (battery) with a two-line display is the only calculator allowed for use on this placement test. No other calculators are allowed.

Formula sheets are not allowed when taking this exam.  


Linear, rational, quadratic, and absolute value equations
Linear inequalitites
Distance and midpoint of line segment
Systems of linear equations
Graphs and properties of linear, quadratic, root, absolute value, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions
Function properties and graphs
Parallel and perpendicular lines
Polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic equations
Applications involving quadratic functions
Applications involving exponential growth and decay
Inverse functions
Composite functions
Piecewise-defined functions