Who do I contact if I have a Question? 

Math Placement
Test Coordinator

*NOTE:  it takes up to 2 business days for your
MPT placement score to sync to your Student Portal. 
You will not be able to register for a math
course until this occurs

How do I take the Online Math Placement Test?


How long will the MPT take?
It should take about 20 minutes to buy your code and get registered on the site.  Each test has a time limit of 30-45 minutes.   Depending on your major and how well you score on each test, you may have to take more than one test.

How much does the MPT cost?
The cost is $12.00 USD, please note you must have a credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX, DISCOVER) or paypal account available to purchase the online access code.  

Are there practice tests or review materials?
Yes, there are review materials available if you want to look at them before taking your test.  

Who needs to take a Math Placement Test?

Many majors at UCCS require a math course that will require you to take the Math Placement Test.  For a list of those majors and which math courses they require, CLICK HERE If you don’t plan to major in one of these areas and you don’t plan to take a Math course numbered MATH 099 or above you do not need to take the Math Placement Test. 

Students in (or considering) the following degree plans must take a Math Placement Test:

-BI degrees                                                                   -Health Care Sciences including Pre-Health Care Sciences

-Biochemistry                                                                -Mathematics

-Biology                                                                         -Physics

-Business including Pre-Business                                 -Pre-Professional programs (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dent etc.)

-Chemistry                                                                     -Psychology

-Engineering including Pre-Engineering                        -Secondary Education options in Biol, Chem, Math & Physics

NOTE:  If you do not plan to major in one of these areas, a Math Placement Test is not required to complete your reasoning skills requirements, but can be used as an option. See your Academic Advisor for questions. 

What if I’ve already taken a Math course at a different College?

If you are transferring Math course credits from another College (or if you took a course at UCCS) you do not have to take the placement test if the course was taken within the past 2 calendar years.  If the course was taken over 2 years ago, you must take the Math Placement Test before registering for a Math course. If the course was taken at a different College please request a transcript from that institution and take it to the Academic Advising Main Hall 2nd Floor so that the transfer credits can be added to your UCCS record. 

Transfer credit for College Algebra or higher – that is accepted by UCCS – is considered fulfilment of prerequisite requirements, and you do not need to complete a Math Placement Test. Please note that you must have earned a C- or better for transfer courses to be accepted.

In order to receive credit for AP/IB/CLEP calculus tests, official scores must be received by UCCS. To determine the score needed to receive credit, please visit this website: If the needed score to receive credit is not met, and your major requires the placement test, you will need to take the math placement test before registering for a math course. 

How are my scores used?
Math Placement Tests are used to test into specific courses. For example, in order to take College Algebra MATH 1040, you must score a 50% or higher on the College Algebra Placement Test. Placing into a course does not grant credit for prerequisite courses. To determine the test(s) you should take, look at your major in the table of required math courses found here:

To register for:

 Math Placement Score


Intermediate Algebra

Score 80% or higher on Math 099 Placement Test OR pass MATH 90 with a C- or better.

MATH 1040

College Algebra

Score 50% or higher on the College Algebra Placement Test OR pass MATH 99 Intermediate Algebra with a C- or better.

MATH 1050


Score of 70% or higher on the Pre-Calculus Placement Test OR pass MATH 1040 College Algebra with a C- or better.

MATH 1120

Calculus for Business and Economics

Score 87% or higher on the College Algebra Placement test and

score 50% or higher on Business Calc placement test;

OR pass MATH 1040 College Algebra with a C- or better.

MATH 1310/ 1330/ 1350

1310- Calculus I w/Refresher pre-calculus A

1330- Calc for the Life Sciences

1350- Calculus I

Score 87% or higher on Pre-Calculus placement test and

score 50% on the Calculus placement test;

OR Complete MATH 1050 Elementary Functions for Calculus course with a C- or better

Do I need to send my Math Placement Test scores to UCCS?

Your placement scores will sync directly with your student portal within two business days, allowing you to register for the appropriate math course.

Can I test out of math?

If your major allows the option to test out of College Algebra, meeting the requirements to test INTO MATH 1120 will do this. You will still be responsible for making up the credit hours if required by your major. See your advisor with questions.

What if I need a Disability Accommodation for the Test?

Please contact Disability Services and University Testing Office.
Phone: (719) 255-3354