# Do I Need to Take the MPE?

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

### Accepted Prerequisites:

- 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.

### 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

### Need MPE?

All students who have not met a prerequisites listed above needs to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE) before they will be able to enroll in math without exception.

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