College Math Placement Preparation (U.S. Based Sites)

FHI 360

As the excitement of college acceptance letters deepen, many students begin realizing the importance of planning for critical next steps, one being preparing for college entrance exams. Many U.S. colleges and universities across the nation use some form of the ACCUPLACER college placement exam. The following is a sample syllabus specifically targeted at preparing youth for the math placement section of a college entrance exam. Material spans from basic computation skills to pre-calculus. Any site looking for associated curriculum, including homework or assessments, should reach out to Tiffany Nesbey at


Key Learning

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Solutions of Equations
  • Functions
  • Exponents & Logarithms
  • Graphs
  • Geometry
  • Intro Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus


College Math Placement


Approximately 22  hours


  • Syllabus
  • Curriculum resources (i.e. homework, quizzes, midterm, final exam)



  • Review syllabus; determine schedule that aligns with your BTE site.
  • Identify an instructor with skills and background to facilitate instruction.
  • Contact FHI 360 for all associated curriculum materials, if interested.



College Math Placement Preparation: Sample Syllabus