Quantitative Skills Test

The Quantitative Skills Test is administered on three occasions each year – during fall Orientation and during the A quad of each semester.



There is no charge for the exam during your freshmen/transfer orientation, but you must register in advance in the mathematics department office and pay a $10 fee for any QST taken after your initial orientation week. Registration begins in the math office (Science Center, Room 157) two weeks prior to the test date. The $10 fee is due at the time of registration.


Review materials are available for the QST.

2015-16 Test Dates

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (Edman Chapel – 9:00 a.m.)
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (Meyer Science Center Lecture Hall, Room 145– 7:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 (Meyer Science Center Lecture Hall, Room 145 – 7:00 p.m.)

Quantitative competency can be met by any one of the following:

  • Passing the quantitative skills test
  • Math 101 (Prerequisite: having attempted the quantitative skills test at least once)
  • Calculus credit (MATH 221, 231, 232 or 233) or Introduction to Statistics (MATH 263) taken at Wheaton or transferred in from another college.
  • Calculus credits earned through AP exams (AB score of 3, 4, 5, or BC score of 2,3,4,5)
  • IB exam (HL – score of 5 or greater) 

The QST consists of 33 multiple choice questions. A score of 22 is required to pass.

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