The UC Math Placement Test (MPT) is an alternative to the SAT or ACT, providing an accurate measure of a student's mathematics ability.
Students who submit MPT results instead of SAT or ACT test scores are still required to meet the rest of the UC application requirements (including Proof of English Proficiency and Official Transcripts).
The MPT may be taken by undergraduate students who have not met the Proof of Mathematics Proficiency through either the SAT or ACT. Most academic programs at UC will accept the MPT as an alternative to SAT or ACT scores.
Note: The College-Conservatory of Music has varying requirements for Proof of Mathematics Proficiency. Contact CCM Admissions for requirements.
Note: The following programs do not accept the MPT:
The MPT measures an individual's ability in the fields traditionally covered in United States high school courses, iincluding:
The test lasts approximately 50 minutes, and scores are available to the student immediately after taking the test.
The MPT is offered year-round.
One week after eligible students have completed an online application to UC, they receive an e-mail with instructions on how to take the MPT. The student must then contact the test center and schedule a time to take the test. Students are also provided a username and password which will allow them to access the MPT.
The username and password is only sent once, and it is the responsibility of the student to keep this information. If this information is lost, new usernames and passwords will not be given.
On the day of the test, the student must provide official identification, username and password to the testing organization.