All first time undergraduate students entering the College receive a Math Proficiency Level (MPL) as part of the admissions process. College courses express math prerequisites in terms of the MPL. Students can raise their MPL by taking math courses or by taking a mathematics placement exam offered by the Math Department. A grade of C- or better in the following courses qualifies students for the MPL indicated: MAT151= 3, MAT152 = 4, MAT181 = 5, MAT251 = 6.
There are three levels of the mathematics placement examination: Basic Algebra Test, College Algebra Test, and Pre-Calculus Test. Any one level may not be retaken within a 60 day period. Sign-up is not necessary to take this examination. Bring a No. 2 pencil and a picture ID. Results will be posted the following day. The Math Placement Test is given on the first day of each summer part of term.