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 scores. If you are not able to access your MPT score(s) through your Bb account, please contact the Math Department at (513)556-4055.
    • override the 21 day retake requirement. If you are requesting a special exception to this rule, please contact the Math Department at (513)556-4055.
    • advise students on whether or not their program requires them to take the MPT. Please contact your college directly with requirement questions. Click here for links to UC's colleges. College listings are at the bottom of the linked page.


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 from their first attempt.

Students must take the MPT Retake in a proctored environment.

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

Students may not access the internet, cell phones, calculators or other devices or resources during testing.

When and Where can I retake the MPT?

o   Walk-in testing is available throughout the year in the Testing Services Department

**Effective Summer Semester, 2018, MPT/MPT Retakes will be administered in Testing Services' Langsam Library office. 650 Langsam Library, (513)556-1428.*** It is recommended to call the morning of the desired testing date to check availability and hours.

o   Students who are not able to come to UC’s campus may secure a proctor in their area by completing the MPT Proctor Request Form. 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 schedules. 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.