** NOTE: in all references below, MPE refers to either the
unproctored Math Placement Exam or the proctored Math
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.
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. Contact the Department of Mathematics (Weber 101;
(970) 491-1303) if you have proof of SAT/ACT scores and wish to
register for MATH 101.
Questions concerning the MPE should be
directed to the PACe Office (Weber 137;
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
or (970) 491-6909.
We strongly recommend that students prepare
before attempting this exam.