Placement information

If you plan to enroll in Math 112, Math 115 or Math 120 and have not taken the previous course in the sequence here at Yale, you must first take the online placement exam. The exam will return your placement immediately upon submission.

If you have questions about your placement, or wish to get advice about Math 112, 115, or 120, you can attend our advising session. Please note that in order to attend the session, you need to take the placement exam first, and bring it with you (you can print it out, or bring an electronic device that can display the test - something larger than a cell phone, please :)

This year, the advising session for Fall and Spring semester calculus classes will take place on Monday, August 31, between 8:30am and 4:30pm in room 432 Dunham Lab

Placement results are valid for one year. We encourage you to take the test during the summer of 2015, so that you can come to the advising session, if you need help.

If you have taken Math 112 at Yale, then you can enroll in Math 115 without taking the placement test. Similarly, if you have taken Math 115, then you automatically have permission to enroll in Math 120.

Lottery information

The lotttery for sections will open on Monday, August 31, at 9:00am and close on the same day at 7:30pm. Please note that you are only eligible to enroll in the course for which you have placement (see above).

While the lottery is open, you will be able to register your preferences for sections of calculus by logging in through one of the sites Math 112, Math 115, Math 120. You may enter the lottery anytime while it is open - the date of your entry will in no way affect the results.

Results of the lottery should be available within a few hours of the closing time. To view your placement, log into the preference site again, it will display your assigned section. Please note that the lottery is not linked to OCS - it is your responsibility to check the results on the lottery website, and add the correct section to your schedule.

In order to secure your spot in your assigned section, you must have a valid placement in the course (see placement information above). You must also attend the first class meeting - if you are unable to do so, e-mail the instructor ahead of time, or you may be removed from the roster.

If you miss section lottery, or wish to switch sections, you need to e-mail the instructor of your desired section (the full listing can be found on OCI), and ask to be put on the waiting list. Depending on the size of the section, you may or may not be able to attend lectures while on the waiting list - the instructor will let you know.

Note that neither the DUS, nor the advisors at the Academic Fair (in the Fall) can help you with section placement; e-mailing the instructor is the only way to join a new section.