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Mathematics Placement

UConn requires all undergraduate students seeking to register for Pre-Calculus, Calculus I and II to either take the Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE) in order to determine student readiness for appropriate placement.


  • Students must earn a qualifying score on the MPE in order to register for the following courses.
    • MATH 1060Q (Pre-Calculus)
    • MATH1131Q (Calculus I), MATH 1132Q (Calculus II), MATH 1151Q (Honors Calculus I), or 1152Q (Honors Calculus II).

Math Placement Exam & List of Majors
Please click here for more information regarding the placement exam and the list of majors that required the MPE.

Exemption:
Undergraduate students who matriculated at UConn prior to Fall 2013 and have continuously attended UConn are allowed to take Calculus without the MPE.  Additionally, students who matriculated at UConn prior to Fall 2016 and have continuously attended the university  are allowed to take Pre-Calculus (MATH 1060Q) without the MPE.

Note: If you have been dismissed and then re-admitted or took any leave of absence, this exemption does not apply to you.

Continuing Students: students who are eligible to take Pre-calculus (MATH 1060) without the assessment must complete a Mathematics Placement Waiver request form to indicate their campus and select an open course section. Upon submission, an academic advisor will register students in the course. Enrollment will be based on seat availability and students may be enrolled in alternative sections.

Non-Degree: non-degree students are not required to take the MPE.  They should coordinate with the registrar’s office to register for their courses based on availability.

If all sections are full, please put your name on the Department of Mathematics waiting list.