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Online ProctorU Math Placement Exam

Be sure to allow at least 72 hours (3 full days) in advance to avoid charges for an expedited session.

Select the link below to schedule a student-paid ($20) MPE online sessions through Septemeber 30, 2022.

If you are a first-year student from high school, please follow the directions sent to you by Math Testing and Placement to schedule an MPE (contact our office directly for these steps if needed).

We strongly recommend that you test your equipment prior to taking the exam to ensure a smooth testing process. Additionally, Google Chrome is the preferred browser for the MPE; however, Chromebooks are not compatible with the ProctorU sytem and may not be used.

Online Testing

Online MPE testing via ProctorU sessions for $20 available from February 1 through September 30.

Link to schedule appointment

Retake Policy

We do not recommend for students to retake the MPE except when one year has lapsed as the results are only valid for one year.

The MPE is shown to be a valid and reliable measure to predict student achievement in their placed class; therefore, we highly recommend for students to enroll in the class that they are placed to without delay. 

In the event that a student needs to retake the MPE, they must wait at least 60 days before attempting to retake a Math Placement Exam MPE results from students who retake prior to the 60 day waiting period will not be processed.  Students are expected to enforce the retake policy when registering for and attending an exam session. 

Important Information

  • Appointments must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Last minute exam appointments are charged an extra fee payable by the student.
  • Students must present a photo ID (may use a school ID card) and have obtained their UC San Diego Personal Identification Number (PID) prior to taking the MPE with ProctorU.
  • ProctorU exams require PC or Mac, Internet, webcam, audio, and Google Chrome or FireFox (Chromebooks are not compatible with the ProctorU system and may not be used)
  • Students should review the MPE via ProctorU video Student Experience: Colleges and Universities prior to taking their exam.

What you Need for Testing

The following items are needed and permitted for testing:

  • Your UCSD PID number.  Your results cannot be posted if you do not use your PID number.
  • A current photo ID.  Accepted IDs include: UC San Diego ID card, State ID or Passport, or High School ID (for first-year students)
  • #2 pencil and eraser
  • Calculators are permitted, except for CAS calculators
  • 2 sheets of blank paper

Your MPE Results

Get MPE Results

To view your results. You must use your TritonLink login with your PID as the username.

MPE results are processed and posted everyday (except during holidays or campus breaks) during regular office hours the first working day after the test was taken.