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Remote ProctorU Math Placement Exam

ProctorU exams cost $20 when scheduled at least 3 days in advance and are taken remotely. Laptops or desktops (PC or Macs) with a video (webcam) and an audio system (speakers and mic) are required. Cell phones, iPads, and Chromebooks are not compatible with the ProctorU system and may not be used.

REQUIRED: Complete this tutorial prior registering to ensure your equipment is compatible.  

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Schedule MPE via ProctorU ($20)


  • May 1 - Sep 30, 2024

Complete Tutorial for Link to Schedule

Retake Policy

The MPE is shown to be a valid and reliable measure to predict student achievement in their placed class. Therefore, we do not recommend for students to retake the MPE except when one year has lapsed as results are only valid for one year.  Students should enroll in the class that they are placed to without delay. 

There is a 30-day wait period if students decide to retake the MPE.  Our data show that students who engaged in focused math coursework and review made better progress towards earning a higher placement. Consult the Recommended Review section for self-review links. 

MPE results from students who retake prior to the 30-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
  • 2 sheets of blank paper
  • No Calculators are allowed on the MPE. 

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.