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Math Placement Testing

The Math Placement Test (MPT)

You are not required to take the math placement test (MPT) if you have an ACT math sub-score of 29 or higher or an SAT math sub-score of 710 or higher.

In addition, students admitted to the following programs are not required to take the math placement test:
        • Architecture in DAAP
        • Interior Design in DAAP
        • Urban Planning or Urban Studies in DAAP
        • All CCM majors except for E-Media majors

All other students are required to take the math placement test.

If you are required to take the math placement test and you are not a College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) student, it is important that you take your math placement test before your Bearcats Bound Orientation dates.  If you do not take the test you will not be permitted to register for the appropriate classes when you attend orientation.

Test Requirements by College


College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS)

If you have been admitted to College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) you are required to take the math placement test unless you have a math sub-score of 29 or higher on the ACT or a math sub-score of 710 or higher on the SAT. The CEAS math placement test is a proctored test.

Use one of the following ways to take your test:

  • Come to the UC Testing Center – make an appointment at the UC Testing Center to come in and take the placement test on campus. You MUST make an appointment and can do so by visiting this link uc.edu/testingservices/ucmpt. Appointments are available on the following dates:

                • Saturday, May 17, 2014
                • Saturday, May 30, 2014
               
    For the above dates, there are multiple sessions available, but they do have limited seating. Check the registration link for available times. Upon registration, you will receive detailed instructions and directions on where your test will be held on campus. Parking will be validated. Call Testing Services at 513-556-7173 with any questions.

  • At Your Bearcats Bound Orientation – take the test at your orientation. You will need to arrive and check in by 7:30 a.m. on Day 1 of your orientation. After you register for your Bearcat Bound Orientation dates register for the math placement test by emailing your full name and your orientation date to orientation@uc.edu and the words “Register for CEAS MPT”.

    To practice on some sample math placement tests, go to http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/math/math_placement_test/sample_questions.html.

  • The proctored math placement test is only for students admitted to the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). All other students should follow the instructions below under their college heading.

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)

If you have been admitted to the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning in one of the programs listed below you are required to take the math placement test unless you have a math sub-score of 29 or higher on the ACT or a math sub-score of 710 or higher on the SAT.

                        • Graphic Communication Design
                        • Industrial Design
                        • Fashion Design
                        • Horticulture
                        • Art History (including Visual Arts Teachers Licensure)
                        • Fine Arts (including Visual Arts Teachers Licensure)

You will take the math placement test online from anywhere with internet access. See the instructions below. Calculators are not permitted on this test. The only materials you may use during the test are pencil/pen and scratch paper. Do not use any other aid. Please remember, placement tests are used to place you in the correct course. You will not be successful if you are placed in a course for which you are not academically ready. To practice on some sample math placement tests, go to http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/math/math_placement_test/sample_questions.html

If you have been admitted into the DAAP programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning, or Urban Studies, you are not required to take the math placement test.

College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

If you have been admitted to the CCM Electronic Media (E-Media) program you are required to take the math placement test unless you have a math sub-score of 29 or higher on the ACT or a math sub-score of 710 or higher on the SAT. You will take this test online from anywhere with internet access. Calculators are not permitted on this test. The only materials you may use during the test are pencil/pen and scratch paper. Do not use any other aid. Please remember, placement tests are used to place you in the correct beginning course. You will not be successful if you are placed in a course for which you are not academically ready. To practice on some sample math placement tests, go to http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/math/math_placement_test/sample_questions.html


If you have been admitted to any of the other CCM programs you are not required to take the math placement test.

All Other Colleges

If you have been admitted to any of the colleges listed below you are required to take the math placement test unless you have a math sub-score of 29 or higher on the ACT or a math sub-score of 710 or higher on the SAT

            • McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
            • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH)
            • College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS)
            • Lindner College of Business (LCB)
            • College of Nursing (CoN)

You will take the math placement test online from anywhere with internet access See the instructions below Calculators are not permitted on this test. The only materials you may use during the test are pencil/pen and scratch paper. Do not use any other aid. Please remember, placement tests are used to place you in the correct beginning course You will not be successful if you are placed in a course for which you are not academically ready To practice on some sample math placement tests, go to http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/math/math_placement_test/sample_questions.html

 

Complete the Online MPT Prior to Bearcats BoundOrientation

If you are required to take the placement test it is important that you take it before your Bearcats Bound Orientation dates If you do not take the test ahead of time you may not be permitted to register for the appropriate classes when you attend orientation (this policy does not apply to CEAS students who will need to take the CEAS proctored math placement test).

Your score on the math placement test will be used to determine your mathematics skills and to place you into your first math course at UC Enrollment in all math courses is restricted to students who have obtained a required minimum score on the math placement test. You should take this test seriously and give it your best effort because it will play a role in determining which mathematics course(s) you will be permitted to take Placing into a lower math course could extend your undergraduate college career Preparatory math courses are not college level and will not count toward graduation requirements.

For questions regarding the math placement test or your Bearcats Bound Orientation please email orientation@uc.edu or call (513)556-2486 You may also go to our website at uc.edu/orientation.

 

Taking the Online Math Placement Test (MPT)

Except for students admitted to College of Engineering and Applied Science, all students who are required to take the math placement test will do so online from anywhere with internet access Pencil/pen and scratch paper are the only items permitted during this test Calculators and other aids are not permitted on this test.

The placement test is timed for a maximum of 50 minutes and is entirely multiple-choice questions with only one correct answer The test will adapt to match your level of proficiency with each question you answer The questions are from the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus.

To practice on some sample math placement tests, go to http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/math/math_placement_test/sample_questions.html

         1.  The first letter of your last name determines the dates of your math placement test.  Refer to the list at the end of this to see the dates of your math placement test. 

        2.   If you miss your test session due to extenuating circumstances, you will need to wait until the
              “Missed Test Session” dates in order to take the test Keep in mind that it is not ideal to miss your
              original test session, so please make a note of your dates.

        3.   To begin the math placement test, you will need the username and password information on the
              “Bearcats Bound Card”

        4.   Go to http://blackboard.uc.edu and click the tab “My UC” at the top of the screen to log into
              Blackboard. Enter your Username and Password, and click the “Login” button.

        5.   On the right side under “My Organizations” you will see “Math Placement;” click on it You will see the
              organizational menu on the left Read the information Click on “Take the MPT.”

        6.   Click on the “Start Placement Test” link to take the test

 

Academic Integrity

The University of Cincinnati has launched an ongoing Academic Integrity Campaign to educate students regarding academic integrity. The campaign emphasizes that character counts and integrity is important to academic excellence. Academic integrity provides the foundation upon which a flourishing academic life rests. It requires honesty. Academic dishonesty diminishes the University of Cincinnati as an institution and all members of the University community. For these reasons and more, academic integrity is an essential part of any true educational experience.

As new students to the University of Cincinnati, you are responsible for upholding the highest standards of honesty at all times, as well as adhering to the principles and spirit of the Academic Integrity Campaign. We ask that you acknowledge and honor your responsibilities while completing all placement tests, regardless of the location.

For additional information please go to: www.uc.edu/conduct/Academic_Integrity.html


The math placement test dates are as follows: 

Last names beginning with   A-B                            

 April 10 - April 16        

Last names beginning with   C-F     

 April 17 - April 23

Last names beginning with   G-J    

 April 24 - April 30

Last names beginning with   K-L

 May 1 - May 7

Missed Test Session for last names beginning with A-L

 May 1 - May 7

Last names beginning with   M-O  

 May 8 - May 14

Last names beginning with   P-S

 May 15 - May 21

Last names beginning with   T-Z

 May 22 - May 28

Missed Test Session for last names beginning with M-Z

 May 22 - May 28

           

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