Requirements forÂ Transfer Students:Â Most transfer students are not required to take the MPE.
There is one exceptionâ€”if you are planning to take MATH 147/151/171 at Texas A&M, a prerequisite restriction will prevent you from enrolling in this course unless you either have credit for MATH 150 at TAMU or a grade on the MPE.Â If you have taken a pre-calculus course equivalent to MATH 150 (TCCNS 2412) at another institution, your Texas A&M advisor might be able to substitute that for MATH 150; otherwise, you will have to take the MPE before you can enroll in MATH 147/151/171.
Requirements forÂ Freshman Students:Â All Freshmen are required to take the MPE. Students will not be permitted to register for any mathematics course until MPE test scores are on file.
To take the MPE, log into Howdy at howdy.tamu.edu and go to the Applicant Tab and follow the instructions for the Math Placement Exam. Use the online review material available to help you prepare for this 90-minute exam. Be prepared to spend the full 90 minutes taking the exam. If you experience any technical difficulties, please contact the Department of Mathematics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following rules apply to the Math Placement Exam:
- Calculators are not permitted.
- Exam must be taken before you attend your New Student Conference.
- The exam may be repeated. However, there is a 2 week waiting period between attempts.