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Placement Practice Tests

You can take a practice test. It is very much like the actual test except there are no multiple choice answers. A link to the problem solutions are given with links to obtain more information on the topic. Calculators are not permitted. The use of a calculator will possibly distort your results. Note that many colleges do not permit the use of graphing calculators in any mathematics courses.

Math 147/151/171 bound students (MPE1)

Math 131/141/142/166 bound students (MPE2)


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FAQs for MPE

Q: Where can I find my MPE score?

A: It will take 24 hours for your score to appear in Howdy. To access your score, go to the My Record tab in Howdy and click on the “Test Scores” link that is located in the Grades and Transcripts section. Your MPE score will be displayed on the screen.

Q: I have logged into the WebAssign site using my netid and password, but the screen says “You are not currently listed in any courses”. How can I get to the exam?
A: Email your fullname and UIN to mathassessment@math.tamu.edu and someone will help you within 24 hours.

Q: What is MPE1 and MPE2?
A: MPE1 is the math placement exam for students who need to take Math 151, Math 171, or Math 147. MPE2 is the math placement exam for students who need to take Math 141, Math 131, Math 166, or Math 142.

Q: I lost Internet access in the middle of my exam. How can I finish the exam?
A: You need to contact mathassessment@math.tamu.edu to have them reset your exam.

Q: I need to take the MPE but I don’t have the applicant tab in Howdy anymore. What do I need to do?
A: Email your fullname and UIN to mathassessment@math.tamu.edu and someone will help you within 24 hours.

Q: I am a transfer student who has already completed my math requirements. Do I still have to take the MPE?
A: No you do not have to take MPE if you are a transfer student whose math requirements are already fulfilled.

Q: Can I retake the MPE?
A: The exam can be repeated, but there is a two-week waiting period between attempts. You can retake the exam up to three times.

Q: I have accepted my admission and I went online to take my MPE and it says I am not eligible at this time. I have already signed up for my NSC at this time. What do I need to do to be able to take the MPE?
A: The systems loads all data and creates the appropriate permissions to take the MPE overnight. So, try taking the MPE the day after you sign up for the NSC and you will likely be able to take the exam.