Math Placement Exam Guide & Score Placement

Two different kinds of introductory Calculus courses are offered at TAMUG with a separate Math Placement Exam for each: 

MATH 142: Business Mathematics II

MATH 151: Engineering Mathematics

 

The student's declared major will determine which of these two exams to take.  Please refer to the outline below:  

FOR MATH 151

BOUND STUDENTS

TAKE
MATH 147/151/171
EXAM

FOR MATH 142

BOUND STUDENTS

TAKE
MATH 131/141/142/166
EXAM

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“OPTIONS”

Below

  • Marine Engineering Technology    
  • Marine Science
  • Maritime Systems Engineering
  • Maritime Administration     
  • Maritime Studies
  • Marine Transportation
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Fisheries
  • Ocean & Coastal Resources    
  • University Studies

OPTIONS for MARB, MARF, OCRE, and UNST

If a student is strong in math, or if they intend to pursue graduate work in science in the future, or if they are considering a change in curriculum to another science or engineering degree, then take the MATH 151 bound Exam. If this does not apply, then they should take the MATH 142 bound Exam.

 

MATH course recommendations based on MPE scores

For MATH 151 Bound Students:

MPE Score MATH Course Recommendation
22 - 33 Enroll in MATH 151
14 - 21 Enroll in MATH 150 AND we strongly recommend enrolling in PPP*
11 - 13 Enroll in MATH 150 (PPP not an option)
10 or below  Enroll in MATH 102 before any other MATH course

For MATH 142 Bound Students:

Score MATH Course Recommendation
12 - 25 Enroll in MATH 141 or MATH 142
9 - 11 Recommended enroll in MATH 102 definitely before 142 and preferably before 141
8 or below  Urged to enroll in MATH 102 before any other MATH course

 

 

 

 

MARB, MARF, OCRE, and UNST Majors:

If after taking the MATH 151 bound Exam, a student decides to pursue the MATH 142 bound route, then enroll as follows:

Score MATH Course Recommendation
14 - 33 Enroll in MATH 141 or 142
11 - 13 Enroll in MATH 102 before MATH 141 or 142
10 or below Enroll in MATH 102 before any other MATH course

 

 

 

 

What is the Personalized Precalculus Program (PPP*)?

Students who obtain a score in the range of 14 to 21 (out of 33) on the 151 MPE are eligible to enroll in the summer Personalized Precalculus Program. Students who enter the summer program are generated an online Personalized Study Plan (PSP). The PPP is a program designed to increase the success rate of prospective TAMUG students in MATH 151. This program is delivered entirely online and uses an array of technology-mediated strategies to help students strengthen their individual mathematical weaknesses.

Eligible students can register for the PPP at http://nsfstep.math.tamu.edu/