Math Placement Exam (MPE)
Do not delay taking the MPE. It takes up to 72 hours for results to post to your student record. There may be MPE access issues as well. If you do not complete the MPE or if you do not score sufficiently, the registration block will not be removed and you may not attend class. All SIE registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Science courses (biology, chemistry, physics) at the University of Maryland require a high working facility with mathematics. All provisionally admitted students must take the online Math Placement Exam (MPE) and achieve a minimum score, i.e., attaining eligibility to take Calculus 1. As a provisionally admitted SIE student, the MATH block prevents registration for any SIE course.
The minimum score does not guarantee success in SIE courses. Any student who has not had a recent, strong, pre-calculus course is encouraged to complete such a course prior to registering for SIE courses. At this time SIE does not offer math courses. SIE students may register for daytime math sections on the 3rd day of classes, on a space available basis. Students may also look for math courses at UMUC (umuc.edu) and at local community colleges.
Learn More About the MPE (Including Practice MPE)
Click here to link directly to the Department of Mathematics’ MPE Web site.
Take the Online MPE
Click here to link directly to the MPE login page.
- If you experience problems, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exams are scored and the results post to your student record within 48 hours. You must, however, e-mail email@example.com to obtain your results.
Retaking the MPE
You’ll have the option of re-taking the MPE after 30 days have passed. You may retake the placement test only once during an academic year semester and permitted to retake it only once during the summer.
Students who receive testing accommodations must contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at the University of Maryland and make arrangements to take the paper test. The on-line MPE is not available to students who receive accommodations for testing.
TDSS—Testing Service Centers: