Frequently Asked Questions
The SAT I covers content through Algebra 1 or Intermediate Algebra and qualifying scores of 600 or higher only meet the prerequisites for Math 3C.
The SAT Mathematics Level 2 Subject Test covers content through Precalculus and qualifying scores of 600 or higher meet the prerequisites to Math 4C, Math 10A, and Math 18; and scores of 650 or higher meet the prerequisites to Math 20A.
The IB Mathematics Standard Level (SL) Exam does not give you credit for a UCSD math course and it does not satisfy prerequisites for UCSD math courses. You must take the MPE if you do not meet other prerequisite criteria.
The IB Mathematics Higher Level (HL) and Further Mathematics exams can earn math credit for scores of 5, 6, or 7. IB HL 5 or higher do not expire for earning credit. See Placement In Math Classes.
I took calculus through a California community college while still in high school. Do I need to take the MPE?
I took AP Calculus in high school calculus class but I did not take the AP exam and I did not receive college credit. Must I take the MPE?
Do the scores expire for the ACT, SAT I, SAT Mathematics Level 2 Subject Test, AP Calculus, IB HL 5+, and MPE?
I qualified for a math course but the registration system says I do not have the prerequisite and will not allow me to register for any section. What should I do?
If your equivalent credit or official test results have not posted to your academic records, then you should submit a request for a preauthorization using the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).