Mathematics Learning Center

The Mathematics Learning Center has peer tutors available Monday through Friday.  We provide free tutoring for students in lower level math courses. The courses that are available for tutoring are Math 010, 120, 139, 143, 144, 177, 209, 210, 212, 213, 240, 248, and 314.  We also provide tutoring for Accuplacer, Praxis Math, GRE Math, and ACT Math  Students in upper level math courses should see their professor during office hours for assistance.

Spring 2017 Hours
M-Th 9-6, F 9-4
Craig-Lee 154
Call 401-456-9763 for an appointment. You will need your RIC ID number when you call.

Math Competency Requirement

The Math Competency Requirement is a prerequisite for all college level mathematics and lab science courses.  The requirement must be completed before you complete 15 credits at the college or you will be placed on Academic Probation.

 There are multiple ways to meet the requirement:

  1. A minimum score of 480 on the math portion of the SAT
  2. A minimum score of 20 on the math portion of the ACT
  3. Transferring in a course equivalent to Math 177 or higher at RIC
  4. Successful completion of Math 010 or equivalent
  5. Accuplacer scores:

Arithmetic + Algebra score of at least 107
Algebra score of at least 57
If you took the Accuplacer at another school and met the minimum score requirements, please have the scores sent from your previous school to

Once you have satisfied the Math Competency Requirement, you are eligible to register for college level math and science courses.


It is strongly recommended that you prepare for the Accuplacer.  If you do not meet necessary scores on the exam, you will need to pass a non-credited Pre-Algebra course (Math 010). 
The day of the exam you will need your RIC ID and something to write with.  The exam is timed for 50 minutes and use of a calculator is NOT PERMITTED.

Here is a Adobe PDFpractice test from the College Board website with answers on the last page.

College Board also offers a free Accuplacer web-based study app available here:  You can create an account and should focus on the Arithmetic and Algebra sections. 

Spring Accuplacer Schedule

To register for the exam, you must call 401-456-9763.  You will need to know your 7-digit RIC ID when you call.

Tuesday, Jan. 10 4:00 p.m. CL 131 - Registration begins January 3
Wednesday, Jan. 18 12:30 p.m

CL 131 - Registration begins January 9

Wednesday, Feb. 1 12:30 p.m CL 131 - Registration begins January 23
Wednesday, Feb. 22 12:30 p.m CL 131 - Registration begins February 13
Wednesday, Mar. 22 12:30 p.m CL 131 - Registration begins March 13
Wednesday, April 5 12:30 p.m CL 131 - Registration begins March 27
Monday, April 17 6:30 p.m. CL 131 - Registration begins April 10

Contact the Mathematics Learning Center at (401) 456-9763.

Point of contact is Megan Dibonaventura at

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Page last updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017