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Math Assessment - Master's
What are the programs that require an Advanced Programming and Math Assessment?
  • Computer Science master's

Some bachelor's degrees require a different Bachelor's Math Assessment. Find those FAQs here.

Why is an Advanced Programming and Math Assessment required?

Because of the fast and focused nature of our degree programs, it’s important that you’re well-versed in certain foundational skills and come prepared with this knowledge before you begin your degree. This includes Algebra II, Discrete Math, Probability & Statistics, Basic Programming, and Data Structures.

What subjects are covered in the Advanced Programming and Math Assessment?

Algebra II, Discrete Math, Probability & Statistics, Programming, and Data Structures

What are the topics covered in the Advanced Programming and Math Assessment?
  • Types of Numbers
  • Level of Measurement
  • Types of Data
  • Distributions
  • Linear Equations
  • State Machines
  • Set Theory
  • Matrices
  • Recursive Functions
  • Loops
  • Arrays
  • Binary Trees
  • Stacks
  • Hash Tables
  • Sorts
  • Greedy Algorithm
  • Relational Databases (SQL)
  • Base Conversions
Do I have an opportunity to practice for the assessment?

Yes. Once you apply to your program, you will receive access to the Matrix learning platform online. There, you will have a self-paced review section and practice assessment that will prepare you in advance of the assessment. This practice must be completed before the assessment is made available in Matrix.

What happens if I fail the Advanced Programming and Math Assessment?
  • The Advanced Programming and Math Assessment can be taken a total of three times within a year.
  • If you score a 69 or lower, you will need to retake the assessment a second time. Study materials can be provided.
  • If you fail the second attempt, you will have to wait one month before taking your third attempt. If this happens, we recommend that you speak to your Enrollment Guide about the next steps.
Where can I refresh the concepts required for the assessment?

Once you’ve applied, you will have access to an online learning platform, called Matrix, that will provide helpful instructional videos and a self-evaluation to prepare you for the test.

Is there an official course or courses that you would accept as a replacement for the assessment?

No, to ensure our students are best prepared for their respective programs and coursework, Full Sail University requires this specific assessment.

Where and how do I take the Advanced Programming and Math Assessment?

You can take the Advanced Programming and Math Assessment from home using our Matrix platform. Your admission rep will be able to help you with the information, including a link to the Matrix platform, how to set up your account, etc.

Is the Advanced Programming and Math Assessment similar to math tests and exams in the courses I'll be taking?

Depending on the degree program you have chosen, math tests and math exams will vary by course. You'll learn new math skills and have opportunities to speak with your instructor about the curriculum once your classes begin.