UC Math Placement Testing

Do I need 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

I am a student entering into the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences: How do I take the MPT?

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 29or 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. The process has been designed especially for students in this college.

You will utilize one of the following ways to take your test. It does not matter which you choose, but you must take it by one of the following processes:

  •  UC Testing Services Walk-In Appointments, Available Now UC students and potential UC students may walk-in during testing hours (see left sidebar). Visit this link for map and contact information

  • Pre-Orientation Saturday Testing by Appointment
    Prior to New Student Orientation, select dates will be available for testing by appointment. These dates, along with a link to the registration site, will be posted closer to these dates.

  • 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. You do NOT need to register for this exam outside of your regular Bearcats Bound Orientation registration.

I'm NOT an Engineering Student- how do I take my test?

Students in the following colleges should click here for information on how to take their MPT.

  • College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP)
  • College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
  • McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH)
  • College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS)
  • Linder College of Business (LCB)
  • College of Nursing (CON)

Can I retake the Math Placement Test?

Any student can retake the MPT one time, but they must do so at the Testing Services Office. Click here for more information