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MPE Testing Schedule for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

We recommend students take the MPE as soon as possible to obtain options for enrollment.  The MPE provides diagnostic results which can be used to inform independent review prior to the start of the placed course.  All students must register in advance for a current section. 

For Summer and Fall 2022 enrollment, we offer on-campus testing and online testing through ProctorU.   

Online MPE Sessions via ProctorU ($20)

The MPE taken online via ProcctorU costs $20. Select the link below to register for an online session and see Online ProctorU (MPE) for information on taking the MPE via ProctorU.

Quarter Enrollment Date(s) Type Register

Summer and Fall Enrollment (continuing students)

April 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022

Student-paid ($20)

Online ProctorU (MPE)


Online MPE Sessions via ProctorU for Incoming First-year Students

These online sessions of the MPE via ProctorU are offered by invitation only for first-year students who have not taken the MPE previously. Contact mathtesting@ucsd.edu for a placement evaluation and see Online ProctorU (MPE) for information on taking the MPE via ProctorU.

Quarter Enrollment Date(s) Type Register

Session 1:

Summer and Fall Enrollment for Incoming First-year Students

May 15, 2022 through June 15, 2022

ProctorU (online)

Campus-paid (by invitation)

Contact mathtesting@ucsd.edu for a placement evaluation (and link to register)

Session 2: 

Fall Enrollment for Incoming First-year Students (including transfer students & for students after receiving AP/IB results)

August 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022

ProctorU (online)

Campus-paid (by invitation)

Contact mathtesting@ucsd.edu for a placement evaluation (and link to register)


On-Campus MPE Sessions

The MPE taken on campus is Free-of-Charge. See On-Campus (MPE) for information on taking the MPE on-campus.

Quarter Enrollment Date(s) Register

Summer and Fall Enrollment
for Continuing Students

May 14, 2022

Session 1: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Session 2: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

On-Campus (MPE)

No Walk-ins Allowed

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. 

Contact mathtesting@ucsd.edu if you have questions.