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Math Diagnostic Exam & Remedial Math Course

Math Diagnostic Exam

If you do not have the required mathematics results or mathematics at the required level, you are still allowed to start at LUC The Hague, but will be required to take an (online) Mathematics Diagnostic Exam at the start of the academic year. This exam is meant to assess your mathematics level. It provides an indication whether more training is needed in order to be able to successfully complete the compulsory mathematics course in the second semester of the first year.

The online Mathematics Diagnostic Exam will be Wednesday 31 August. If you are required to take the diagnostic exam, you will receive an email from the Admissions Office with further information closer to the exam date. It is free of charge for students. Students who will need more training will be advised to take either the two- or three-week Remedial Math course based on the diagnostics exam results.

Exam Preparation

In order to successfully complete LUC’s Mathematics course, students must be able to comprehend the following skills, as well as being able to combine those:

  • Basic algebra (fractions, roots, and exponentials)
  • Linear and quadratic functions and their graphs
  • Basic exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Basic trigonometric identities
  • Inequalities and derivatives

These are the skills that will be assessed in the Mathematics Diagnostic exam and further trained in the Remedial Mathematics course.

Remedial Math Course

For those students who need more training, a Remedial Mathematics course is scheduled from 16 January to 3 February. Following the Remedial Mathematics course is not compulsory. It is the student’s own responsibility and decision to follow the advice given at the end of the Mathematics Diagnostic Exam or not.
These courses are at the student’s own expenses. The two-week course is EUR 450,- per student (including course materials and final exam). The three-week course is EUR 625,- per student (including course materials and final exam).  Please make sure to plan travel arrangements and holiday plans accordingly after the results of the diagnostic exam and accompanying advice have been released. More information on registration for the course will be provided then.

Other Math Courses and additional preparation

For students who would like to prepare well before they start at LUC, there are several options.
Summer course Mathematics A, Boswell-Bèta Institute
This intensive course trains students for a level mathematics A at Dutch VWO similar to LUC’s admission requirement. It is offered both online and in class.
Refresher course Mathematics Basis B, Boswell-Bèta Institute
This refresher course provides a good preparation for the Mathematics Diagnostic Exam, especially for students who intend to choose one of the three BSc majors at LUC.
Free online training, Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides more information on mathematical skills, as well as free online courses.

Book: All you need in Maths! By Jan van de Craats (available in English and Dutch)

All the math you’ll ever need: A self-teaching guide By Stephen L. Slavin

Online Mathematics Placement Test A (OMPT-A)
This online mathematic test will be a good preparation for studies at LUC. If you take this test and obtain a minimum score of 70% in max. 3 attempts, you also meet the mathematics proficiency requirement.
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