Calculus Placement
The bulk of the students entering Brown will fit somewhere into our
calculus sequence. If you think that you are one of these students, you
should follow the instructions on this webpage.
If you do
not feel like some version of calculus is an appropriate course for you
to take, yet you still want to take math at Brown, you should send email
to mathplacement@math.brown.edu.
We are especially interested in hearing from you if you have
taken enough advanced math classes during high school so that you
can skip our calculus sequence entirely. Please email us if you
fall into this category. Also, even if you are not especially advanced in
math, but wonder what math options you have besides calculus, you
should send us email asking about it.
If you are still reading this page, then
the most likely situation is that you will fit somewhere in our
calculus series. We have a variety of tools available to help you
determine where you fit in the calculus series.

The first tool is an
interactive program
which asks you a series of questions and then makes a recommendation.
You should try this first.
 If the interactive program doesn't give you a satisfying answer, you can
check out our
online guide .
Assuming that your math education fits within a certain range, this
guide tells you which class should be appropriate.
 In case you want general information about calculus placement, you
can see our
course placement FAQ This page will answer additional questions
about calculus placement.