MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT EXAMINATION |
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**Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE)**

The MPE is given on a "walk-in" basis (**
when classes are in session**) in the IMP Testing Center (Weber 138)
according to the table shown below. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice
and multiple choice-multiple response questions and covers topics in College
Algebra, Numerical & Analytic Trigonometry, and Logarithms & Exponential
Functions. The exam period is two hours and twenty minutes long. Calculators
are allowed, but you must use a calculator provided by the IMP Testing Center.
Reference materials may **not ** be used during the exam.

The MPE may be taken twice on campus in a proctored setting. Exam
results are available immediately. Incoming students have an additional
opportunity to take the exam remotely prior to their term of admission.

**Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Exam**

The ELM Exam is given on a "walk-in" basis in the IMP Testing Center (Weber
138, **when classes are in session**) according to the table shown
below. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions and has a 90 minute
time limit. The ELM Exam covers the intermediate algebra topics considered
prerequisite for all of the entry-level mathematics courses offered at CSU
(M CC117, M CC130, M CC133, M CC135).

ELM Exam results are available immediately. Calculators and reference
materials are **not** permitted on this exam.

**PLEASE NOTE: the ELM Exam will be discontinued after May 8, 2006.
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**Which exam should I take?**

All entering freshmen are required to take the Math Placement Exam. The MPE
is waived for students who either scored 3,4, or 5 on an Advanced Placement
Calculus Exam (either AB or BC), or have transfer credit in a math course
at the level of college algebra or above. Transfer students who have not
transferred any mathematics courses to CSU are encouraged to
begin with the MPE. Students who are not successful with the MPE are
directed to either retake the exam, or to focus on the ELM Exam instead.

**Is there a fee?**

An exam fee of $15 is automatically charged to your student account the
first time you take either the Math Placement Exam or the Entry Level Math
Exam. This is a **one time fee**, and you will not be charged again for
additional attempts of the MPE or ELM Exams.

**What do you need to bring?**

For either exam, you need to bring a #2 pencil and identification that
includes your photo and student ID number. Currently enrolled students are
required to bring their CSU ID card as identification.

*** For "walk-in" exams, plan to arrive at the IMP Testing Center well before
the closing time listed below to be certain you will have all the time allowed
for the exam you will be taking.

SPRING, 2006 | ||
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Tuesday, January 17 - Friday, May 5 (** CLOSED March 11-19 ) |
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon-Fri
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Mon-Thurs |
MPE & ELM Exam "walk-in" IMP Testing Center (Weber 138) |

Finals Week Monday, May 8 |
** limited hours ** 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm |
MPE & ELM Exam "walk-in" IMP Testing Center (Weber 138) |

Tuesday, May 9 - Sunday, May 14 | IMP Center is CLOSED |
"Walk-in" testing is not available |

SUMMER, 2006 | ||
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Monday, May 15 - Friday, June 9 |
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Monday-Friday | MPE & Level I/II Prerequisite Exam
"walk-in" IMP Testing Center (Weber 223) |

Monday, June 12 - Friday, August 4 ( **CLOSED July 4th) |
9:00 am - 1:15 pm Monday-Friday | MPE & Level I/II Prerequisite Exam
"walk-in" IMP Testing Center (Weber 223) |

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Last modified on: May 2, 2006