** NOTE: in all references below, **MPE** refers to either the
*unproctored* Math Placement Exam or the *proctored* Math
Challenge Exam.

Every degree program at Colorado State University requires a
minimum of 3 credits in mathematics for graduation. The Colorado State
University Math Placement and Challenge Exams (**MPE**) have been developed
by the Department of Mathematics to determine a student's readiness for
college-level mathematics at Colorado State.

** *** PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW. CLICK ON THE
BUTTONS TO DETERMINE IF YOU NEED TO TAKE THE MPE AND YOUR TESTING
OPTIONS.
**

** Transfer students who have not completed a transferable
college-level mathematics course may be required to take the MPE.**

- Beginning in Fall 2018, students with minimum SAT/ACT test scores (SAT MATH: 500 or ACT MATH: 19) will be allowed to enroll in MATH 101, Math in the Social Sciences, without taking the MPE. Most students wishing to take a math course other than MATH 101, or a student who does not have the minimum SAT/ACT test scores listed above will need to take the MPE.

- Transfer students who are admitted with a college-level mathematics
course in progress should visit with their academic adviser to determine
whether the
**MPE**will be necessary.

- Transfer students who have completed MAT 055, MAT 093 or MAT 099
at a community college in Colorado with a grade of C- or better may
register for MATH 117, College Algebra I at CSU.
However, taking the
**MPE**may still be advisable to satisfy prerequisites for other CSU classes.

- Transfer applicants who have not satisfied the admission
requirement in mathematics may be able to
**utilize the MPE to meet the admission requirement in mathematics.**When taking the**MPE**for this purpose, we generally recommend the*unproctored*version of the exam.

** Students taking the MPE are strongly encouraged
to
complete the MPE remotely (using a home computer) before
participating in an Orientation and Registration Program.**

- Placement exams are not a regularly scheduled part of the on-campus
Orientation programs. Students who have completed the
**MPE**in advance of Orientation will be better prepared to plan an optimal schedule of classes with their adviser during Orientation.

- Direct admission to some competitive degree programs may require mathematics during the first semester on campus.

- Students who transfer 60 or more credits to CSU may be required to register for mathematics during the first semester on campus.

*It is critical that you*.**prepare for the exam!**You can study by using the**MPE Review materials**

- Questions concerning the
**MPE**should be directed to the PAC*e*Office (Weber 137; (970) 491-5761; PACe@math.colostate.edu).

** Students may
take the MPE remotely, but have limited attempts. **

- Incoming students may take the Math Placement Exam (unproctored) one
time prior to their term of admission using a compatible personal
computer. The Math Challenge Exam may be taken up to two (2) times in
a proctored setting. Whether proctored or unproctored, the
**MPE**has a 2 hour, 20 minute time limit.

*It is critical that you*.**prepare for the exam!**You can study by using the**MPE Review materials**

- If you assume that you remember the math you studied in high school
(and don't study for the
**MPE**),.**you could easily find you are unable to register for some important classes during your first semester**

**A ONE-TIME $15 CSU exam fee is charged to your student account the
first time you take the MPE.**

** Students must have an eID (electronic IDentification) in order to take
the MPE remotely. **

- Shortly after students apply for admission to Colorado State University,
the Office of Admissions mails instructions for using a secure site to
establish an eID. If you have forgotten your eID, use the
eIdentity website for help.
If you need assistance establishing your eID, please contact the Office
of Admissions at
admissions@colostate.edu
or (970) 491-6909.

** During the academic year, the MPE is available remotely during specific
dates and times. **

- The term for which a student has applied for admission determines the
exact dates during which they will be eligible to take the

** We strongly recommend that students prepare
before attempting this exam.**

- Use the

** MPE results are available immediately after completing the exam.
In addition: **

- Placement results are sent to the University's records system every evening at 10pm MST to provide prerequisite information so you can register for classes.

- Placement results for exams that are completed after 10pm MST are sent to the University's records system at 10pm MST on the next day.

- You can re-check your placement results at any time by logging into
the
**remote MPE site**with your eID.

- Applicants who complete the
**MPE**remotely to satisfy the Admission Requirement in Mathematics must notify the Office of Admissions that a successful result has been achieved so that results can be matched with the application for admission.

***** The remote MPE is found at
https://placement.math.colostate.edu**.

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