Placement Information for non-CSU Students

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

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. ***


Students who have not completed a transferable college-level mathematics course may be be required to take the MPE before registering for a mathematics class.

  • If you have completed a college-level mathematics course and wish to register for MATH 117-126, you should contact the PACe Office (Weber 137; (970) 491-5761) to determine if you will need to take the MPE. For all other mathematics courses, please contact the Department of Mathematics (Weber 101; (970) 491-1303) if you have transferable college credit for the course prerequisite.
  • Students who have completed MAT 055, MAT 093 or MAT 099 at a community college in Colorado with a grade of C- or better are eligible to register for MATH 117, College Algebra I at CSU. Contact the PACe Office (Weber 137; (970) 491-5761) to obtain permission to register for MATH 117.

Students may be eligible to complete the MPE remotely (using a home computer) before the Summer Session begins.

  • During the academic year, the MPE is available remotely during specific dates and times.
  • Students should log into the MPE website using their eID to display the exact dates during which they will be eligible to take the MPE remotely.
    SYSTEM MAINTENANCE: The MPE website typically closes during the week after classes end for the semester so we can complete required maintenance on our system.
  • Questions concerning the MPE should be directed to the PACe Office (Weber 137; (970) 491-5761; PACe@math.colostate.edu).

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

    Payment of this fee is expected even if the student subsequently chooses not to attend Colorado State University after taking the exam. Students are not charged for additional attempts of 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.

We strongly recommend that students prepare before attempting this exam.


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.

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


                                                                       



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