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# Math Placement Testing

**Who Takes the Math Placement Test (MPT) **

All students are required to take the Math Placement Test unless you are majoring in a performance major within the College-Conservatory of Music, otherwise you should complete the Math Placement Test prior to meeting with your advisor to schedule classes.

**When to Take the Math Placement Test (MPT) **

We advise that students complete their Math Placement Test by June. However, in the event that a student is unable to complete the Math Placement Test by June, then the student should complete the test at their earliest convenience.

**How to Take the Math Placement Test (MPT)**

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 questions please use the following link, sample math placement questions.

**Purpose of the Math Placement Test (MPT)**

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.

**Taking the Online Math Placement Test (MPT)**

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.

Most students finish within 50 minutes. During that time you will see at most 25 questions. The program draws a conclusion more quickly for some people than others, so the actual time and number of questions vary from person to person. 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 questions please use the following link, sample math placement questions.