** NOTE: in all references below, MPE refers to either the
unproctored Math Placement Exam or the proctored Math
Most entering students are required to take either the CSU Math Placement Exam or Math Challenge Exam (MPE) unless they have already earned transferable University credit for a course in college level mathematics. Depending upon course prerequisites, incoming students with transferable credit in mathematics may still need to complete the MPE. Students are encouraged to use the Do I need to take the MPE? tool to clarify whether this exam is required, recommended, or not necessary.
Students are strongly advised to prepare for the exam by using the MPE Review Materials listed below.
SYSTEM MAINTENANCE PERIODS: The websites for the Math Placement and Challenge Exams and the ELM Tutorial are closed for maintenance between semesters. The upcoming maintenance periods are:
Students should log into the appropriate website using their eID to display the exact dates during which they will be eligible to work on the material.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE for MATH 117-126, Summer Session 2017:
June 14, 2017
** Prerequisites must be satified by the registration deadline to enroll in a math class.
Information for Incoming Freshmen (remote MPE)
Information for Incoming Transfer Students (remote MPE)
Information for Distance/CSU Online Students (remote MPE)
Information for non-CSU Students attending the Summer 2017 term
On-Campus Placement Exam Schedules & General Information
Frequently Asked Questions about the MPE
Check Your MPE Results
Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Tutorial -- general information
Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) Tutorial website
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit in Mathematics
AUCC Math Requirement & 60 Credit Holds
Questions? Send a detailed email to PACe@math.colostate.edu