# Do I Need to Take a Math Placement Exam?

All students must meet the prerequisites of a math course to enroll in that course.

### Accepted Prerequisites:

- AP Precalculus exam score of 4 or higher
- AP Calculus AB or AB sub-score (or BC for 2020) exam score of 2 or higher
- AP Calculus BC exam score of 3 or higher
- IB Mathematics Higher-Level Analyses & Approaches exam score 5 or higher
- Foreign A-Level Mathematics exams (such as GCE) grade C or higher (on approved courses)
- Transfer Equivalent Credit - UCSD awards transfer equivalent credit for approved calculus courses and statistics (not precalculus) taken at other colleges and universities.
- Qualifying placement on a UCSD math placement exam for enrollment to Math 2, 3C, 4C, 10A, 20A and 18.

### Not Accepted as a Prerequisite to Enroll in Math:

- Precalculus taken in high school or at another college or university
- Statistics taken in high school at another college or university
- IB Higher-Level Math Applications and Interpretations and any IB Standard-Level Mathematics exams are not UC transferable; therefore, they cannot be used to meet the prerequisites to enroll in math at UCSD

### Math Placement Exam

Students not meeting a course requisite listed above prior to starting at UC San Diego will need to earn a qualifying placement on the Math Placement Exam (MPE) before they will be able to enroll in math.

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