Frequently Asked Questions
You should go to the General Catalog and choose the link titled Courses, Curricula and Programs of Instruction. From there you can select your potential major. Read the complete description of required and recommended courses to determine whether that major requires a math course. For a quick list of majors requiring math courses, click the Majors Requiring Math link on the left.
You should check with your UCSD College
academic advising office about mathematics requirements for your college or go to the college orientation
You must register for the Math Placement Exam. See Test Dates
You only need to take the MPE if you think you did poorly (i.e. a score of 1) on the AP AB Calculus exam. See AP Credit
Yes. The AP Statistics does not satisfy prerequisites for any calculus course.
Yes. The IB Mathematics Standard Level (SL) Exam does not give you credit for a UCSD math course, no matter what score you make. Only the IB Mathematics Higher Level (HL) and Further Mathematics exams can earn math credit (scores of 5, 6, or 7 only).
If you passed the course with a C- or better you may enroll directly into the next level calculus course without taking the MPE. Be sure to request that the community college send your transcript to UCSD.
Yes, high school credit for a high school AP Calculus course does not satisfy any math prerequisite.
Yes, your placement results are good for only one year.
Contact the Math Testing and Placement Office,firstname.lastname@example.org
, and we will check your record and clear you for registration.
No, you must still take the MPE to qualify for enrollment in either Math10A or 20A.
If you still have unanswered questions about math placement or the Math Placement Exam you may email your question to email@example.com