Placement Information

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

All 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 strongly advised to prepare for the exam by using the MPE Review Materials listed below.

SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:   The websites for the Math Placement and Challenge Exams, and the ELM Tutorial are typically closed for maintenance between semesters. The upcoming maintenance periods are:

  • December 16 - December 20, 2013
  • May 12 - May 16, 2014
  • August 11 - August 15, 2014

Students should log into the approprite website using their eID to display the exact dates during which they will be eligible to work on the material.


Information for Incoming Freshmen (remote MPE)

Information for Incoming Transfer Students (remote MPE)

Information for non-CSU Students attending the Summer 2013 term

MPE Review Materials

General Information & On-Campus Placement Examination Schedules

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

Remote Advising Conditional Override Request for a Calculus Course


Questions? Send a detailed email to PACe@math.colostate.edu