Math Placement Test (MPT)


The University believes that the appropriate placement of students into certain course sequences is important to help foster an environment of success. The UCF Math Placement Test (MPT) is administered to determine placement into the mathematics course sequence. The MPT will help students, with the assistance of their academic advisors, select math courses in which they are most prepared and will likely be successful.

Virtual Help Desk

The University Testing Center is now offering live virtual hours about the MPT for students. The help desk is an interactive zoom session, where students can be assisted with:

  • Locating & accessing webcourses.
  • Accessing the practice and placement tests
  • Accepting the Privacy Policy
  • Re-sending a webcourses invitation
  • Common questions regarding:
    • MPT and AP/IB/Dual Enrollment
    • MPT “To Do” list
    • Practice tests

Virtual Help Desk hours for Spring 2022:

M,W,F 3:30 – 4:30 PM, excluding holidays.

Click here to join a Virtual Help Desk session.

 

For other questions or further assistance, please use the math placement contact form.

This includes:

  • Past due tests
  • Retake requests
  • Re-access to tests
  • Transfer student test eligibility/payment
  • Testing accommodations
  • MPT scores
  • Request more in-depth information about the MPT

Test Format

The MPT should be completed from home on any computer with a secure and strong internet connection. Students will be allowed 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the 25 algebra questions. If your algebra score is at least 350 of the possible 500 points you will be offered the opportunity to answer 15 trigonometry questions and 15 precalculus questions. You will have 1 hour 15 minutes for each of the trigonometry and precalculus sections. Completing the trigonometry and precalculus practice and placement tests are optional but highly recommended.  The algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus tests do not have to be taken consecutively on the same day. Students have an unlimited number of attempts for the practice tests.

Retakes

Beginning in the spring semester of 2022, all Math Placement Test (MPT) retakes will be offered primarily for in-person testing with a remote option available on a very limited basis. More information about pricing and availability can be found on Registerblast here.

Testing Accommodations

The office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works in collaboration with the University Testing Center (UTC) to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities seeking accommodations for placement tests must have approval from the SAS office (407-823-2371 or sas@ucf.edu). Note: test-takers should allow at least two (2) weeks for SAS and UTC to process the accommodation request once the formal request has been submitted to SAS.

Once UTC receives notification from the SAS office of a test-taker’s testing accommodations, a UTC staff member will notify the student via email.

Note: Test-takers seeking to test with accommodations must schedule their appointment time for Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM or earlier.