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 151BOUND STUDENTSTAKEMATH 147/151/171EXAM 
FOR MATH 142BOUND STUDENTSTAKEMATH 131/141/142/166EXAM 
See“OPTIONS”Below 



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 technologymediated strategies to help students strengthen their individual mathematical weaknesses.
Eligible students can register for the PPP at http://nsfstep.math.tamu.edu/