ONLINE MATH PLACEMENT TEST (MPT)                                                                                                                                                         
Who do I contact if I have a Question? 

Math Placement
Test Coordinator
 
E-Mail:  mpt@uccs.edu
                                      

*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?

CLICK HERE for DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING THE ONLINE MPT

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 $11.50 USD, please note you must have a credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX, DISCOVER) or paypal acount 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.  Please Click Here for MPT REVIEW MATERIALS.

Which Majors require the 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. 

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 Student Success Center so that the transfer credits can be added to your CU record.  

What if I need a Disability Accommodation for the Test?
Please contact Disability Services and University Testing Office.
Phone: (719) 255-3354 
E-Maildservice@uccs.edu


What score do I have to get to place into my math course?
To qualify to take one of the following math courses, you must either pass the prerequisite course or score a passing score on the math placement test(s).

COURSE #        

MATH PLACEMENT SCORE

PREREQUISITE COURSE & TITLE

 
 MATH 099                 

Algebra II:Intermediate Algebra

Score of 80% or higher on the
Math 099 Placement Test

MATH 090
Algebra I: Fundamentals of Algebra


MATH 1040

College Algebra

Score of 50% or higher on the
College Algebra Placement Test

MATH 099
Algebra II: Intermediate Algebra


MATH 1050

Elementary Functions for Calculus (Precalculus)

Score of 70% or higher on the
Precalculus Placement Test

MATH 1040
College Algebra


MATH 1120
Calculus for Business & Economics

(1) Score of 87% or higher on the
College Algebra Placement Test  AND

(2) Score of 50% or higher on the Calculus for Business & Economics Placement Test

MATH 1040
College Algebra


MATH
1310
Calculus I w/ Refresher Precalculus A 

(1) Score of 87% or higher on the
Precalculus Placement Test AND

(2) Score of 50% or higher on the Calculus Placement Test

MATH 1050
Elementary Functions for Calculus
(Precalculus)


MATH 1330
Calc for Life Sciences

(1) Score of 87% or higher on the 
Precalculus Placement Test AND

(2) Score of 50% or higher on the Calculus Placement Test

MATH 1050
Elementary Functions for Calculus
(Precalculus)


MATH 1350
Calculus I

(1) Score of 87% or higher on the 
Precalculus Placement Test AND

(2) Score of 50% or higher on the Calculus Placement Test

MATH 1050
Elementary Functions for Calculus
(Precalculus)