Math Placement Test

The Math Placement Test (MPT) is carefully designed by UC Math Faculty to assess math ability and correctly place students into a UC math course. Most students are able to take the MPT from home through Blackboard. If you have never taken the UC MPT before and are unable to access the MPT through your Blackboard account, please contact the Orientation Office. If you prefer to take the MPT in the Testing Services office, please contact our Langsam Office on the morning of your desired testing day to check availability. You may visit the Math Department's website for additional information about the MPT.

MPT Retake Information

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?

Walk-in testing is available throughout the year in the Testing Services Department, 650 Langsam Library. It is recommended to call the morning of the desired testing date to check availability and hours. (513)556-1428.

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.