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MPT Retake Information

The Math Placement Test is carefully designed by UC Math Faculty to assess math ability and correctly place students into a UC math course.

All students are given the option to retake the test one time. A second attempt can only be taken after 21 days have passed from your original MPT attempt. MPT retakes are taken online and must be proctored by UC Testing Services staff or a professional proctor approved by UC Testing Services. Please see the information below to determine if you should retake your test and your options for retake.


  • Testing Services cannot...
    • access students' MPT attempts taken through Blackboard.
    • override the 21 day retake requirement if a student wishes to take an MPT retake within 21 days of the initial attempt.
    • advise students on whether or not their program requires them to take the MPT or on when students are eligible to retake the MPT.

Why retake the MPT?

The MPT is used to ensure that students are placed correctly into their first math course. If you believe that the results of your initial MPT test do not accurately reflect your math abilities, then you may retake the exam one time in a proctored environment. Your highest MPT score will be the one that is used for your math placement.

Requirements for MPT Retake

Students may retake their MPT after 21 days.

Students must take the MPT Retake in a proctored environment.

Students must have their UC ID number and photo identification to retake.

When can I retake the MPT?

If you wish to retake the MPT, you may do so after 21 days from your initial test date.

Where Can I Retake the MPT?

If you live in the Cincinnati area...

  • must retake the MPT in UC's Testing Services Department, and you do not need to fill out the proctor request form below.
  • Proctored MPT exams are given on a walk-in basis during regular testing hours, so we strongly encourage you to contact us to check on availability before you come in to test.

If you live outside of the Cincinnati area...

  • may secure your proctor in your area, and you are required to complete the MPT Proctor Request Form. The test date and time options on the form are a suggestion for when you would like to take it. Ultimately, you will need to contact the testing site directly to schedule and pay any applicable fees, once you hear from UC Testing Services that your proctor was approved. UC is not responsible for proctoring fees or scheduling.
  • If you need assistance finding a suitable proctor near your location, you may access the Consortium of College Testing Centers here. You are not required to select a proctor from this list, but please be aware that a proctor must be a testing professional at a testing center or university and may not be friends or relatives.