MPE for TAMUG Science Majors    

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TAMUG science and marine engineering technology majors will complete the MPE 4. This is a proctored exam that will be taken over Zoom, and a password should be required to access the exam.

Who Must Take the MPE
Who Must Take the MPE

Anyone who is not transferring in a college level math course must register for and take the MPE. Most transfer students are not required to take the MPE if transferring in prior college level math from another institution.

Statistics courses do not count as a math course for MPE exemptions.

MPE Practice Exam
MPE Practice Exam

Use the practice MPE exam in Howdy or print a paper version, under the Placement Practice Tests section of the math website, to help you prepare for this 90-minute exam. Practice MPE scores will not be used as placement scores. Only a proctored MPE exam score can be used as an official placement score.

  • Log into Howdy
  • Go to the Applicant Tab
  • Follow the instructions for the Math Placement Exam
    • You should take the MPE 4 Practice test (Email advising@tamug.edu with your name and UIN if you do not have the MPE 4 option)

If you experience any technical difficulties with the math placement platform, please contact the Department of Mathematics at mathassessment@math.tamu.edu.

MPE Scoring
MPE Scoring

You will receive your MPE score immediately after completing your exam, but it may take up to 24 hours for your scores to be entered into Howdy.

MPE Placement Based on Scores
Score MATH COURSE
22-33 MATH 147 or 151
0-21 MATH 150

MPE Registration    

MPE Registration Spring 2022
MPE Registration Spring 2022

A proctored MPE sessions will be available January 14, 2022.

Register for MPE Testing Here

Students who do not complete an MPE will automatically be registered for MATH 150, precalculus.

MPE Registration Fall 2022
MPE Registration Fall 2022

Proctored MPE sessions will be given before your new student conferences in April and May. All students that have not completed a college level math course must register for a proctored exam time. You are able to register for one MPE retake if you do not place into calculus.

Register for MPE Testing Here

MPE retakes are scheduled in July and August. You will not be able to register for a retake below until June. You can choose to complete a Personalized Precalculus Program (PPP) online course with the TAMU Department of Mathematics to help you study for a retake. This course is not required for a retest and does not guarantee placement into calculus.

Register for MPE Retakes Here

Testing Accommodations
Testing Accommodations
If you have a disability and require specific accommodations to complete the Math Placement Exam, please contact the Counseling Services Office at (409)740-4736 or visit https://www.tamug.edu/counsel/Disabilities.html for more information. Reasonable testing accommodations are provided to allow students with documented disabilities an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. In order to coordinate testing accommodations for the Math Placement Exam, the student must submit documentation of their disability for review.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be behind if I place into MATH 150 ?
Will I be behind if I place into MATH 150 ?

All science majors at TAMUG currently accept MATH 150 as a math credit, so you will not be behind if you place into MATH 150. 

Marine engineering technology majors will not be following their four year degree plan exactly if they take MATH 150, but may be able to catch up to the degree plan by taking summer courses. 

Is there another way I can show I am ready to take Calculus ?
Is there another way I can show I am ready to take Calculus ?

You can complete the equivalence of MATH 150 at a community during the summer and transfer this course to Texas A&M University. You can ensure you are taking the equivalent course by checking the Transfer Course Equivalency page.

You can pass a Pre-Calculus CLEP exam to receive college credit for MATH 150. Any questions about the exam or registration should be directed to the CollegeBoard.

Should I register for the MPE if I have taken an AP exam ?
Should I register for the MPE if I have taken an AP exam ?
You should register for the MPE if you have taken an AP exam, and you have not received your scores. Most AP scores you take senior year will not be available until July, so you will not know if you have college credit before your new student conference.