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Introduction to the Math Placement Exam 4

*The following applies to: 1) all General Engineering students and 2) students pursing a BA in Computing who elect to take MATH 151.*

The Math Placement Exam 4 (MPE4) will determine which math course you are placed in for your first semester at Texas A&M University. Proper placement in your first math course is critical to your success in the College of Engineering. The MPE4 is offered in an online, proctored setting via Zoom. General Engineering students must complete their MPE4 prior to attending their New Student Conference. Testing for new General Engineering students, admitted for Fall 2023, will be offered May 13th through July 6th. Exam date availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please do not delay. The earlier you complete your exam the more options you will have to become calculus-ready for the fall semester. 

Register for the MPE4

What You Will Be Tested on

The MPE4 is an online 33-question, non-calculator exam that takes 90 minutes to complete. It will test your knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, exponentials, etc. While it does not test your calculus knowledge, you should take it seriously and prepare for the exam well ahead of your scheduled testing date (i.e., review material, self-study and take practice exams). Scoring 22 or higher on the MPE4 and demonstrating readiness to enroll in Calculus I (MATH 151) during your first semester in the College of Engineering is the first step toward earning your engineering degree within four years. You should do everything you can to be calculus-ready by the time you begin classes in the fall.

For more information about the MPE4, visit the Department of Mathematics website.

Contact Information

Zachry Engineering Education Complex (ZACH), Suite 481
3127 - Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3127