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Phone: 3077664221
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THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
MATH PLACEMENT TEST
USES ALEKS PPL For PLACEMENT, PREPARATION AND LEARNING
Math Placement Exam
What is the Math Placement Exam (MPE)?
The Math Placement Exam is an assessment tool to determine a student’s math skill level and is an important tool to help your advisor determine which mathematics course you should take.
Requirements for ALL Freshman and Transfer Students:
All incoming freshmen and transfer students will be required to take the MPE. Students coming to the University of Wyoming may be exempted from this requirement if one of the following applies:
 The student took a college level math course, while in high school, via a dual enrollment program and the course will be accepted for transfer credit by the University of Wyoming and the student received a grade of “C” or better; or
 The student took a college level math course and the course will be accepted for transfer credit by the University of Wyoming and the student received a grade of “C” or better; or
 The student has taken AP Calculus and has taken one of either the AB or BC exam and received a score of 3 or higher; or
 The student took International Baccalaureate (IB) and received a score of 4 or higher on the examination.
OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS USE THIS ASSESSMENT SCORE TOO!
Even if you don't plan to take a math course here at UW you may need this score to be eligible to declare certain majors/minors or register for other department courses. Some of the departments that use this score to determine program eligibility or course prerequisite are Education, Nursing, Business, Chemistry, Biology and Statistics.
THIS IS IMPORTANT!
You should take this seriously, your academic future could rest on your MPE score.
You should study, refresh your math skills before taking this assessment.
Study Guides and other resources to help you prepare for the the placement exam:

 Math Placement Study Guide and sample Questions
 Accuplacer Study Guide & Sample Questions
 Accuplacer Study APP
 Khan Academy FREE  Web based tutoring and instruction
THE ALEKS PPL ASSESSMENT TEST PACK COST $15.00, AND INCLUDES 1 INITIAL ASSESSMENT, GUIDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND UP TO 4 RETAKE ASSESSMENTS.
FIRST STEP: CLICK THE BUTTON TO PAY FOR YOUR ASSESSMENT TEST, AND SETUP YOUR UW ALEKS ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT!
When setting up your new UW ALEKS account please select:
√ I have never used ALEKS
√ Purchase access online
About your school information: University of WyomingLaramie
TESTING INSTRUCTIONS:
The following rules apply to the Math Placement Exam:
 This is a web based application and you may use any web connected device such as iPad, iPhone, PC or MAC computer.
 Calculators are not permitted.
 Exam must be taken before you attend your New Student Orientation, if applicable.
 Exam must be completed before registering for any math course unless one of the qualified exemptions, mentioned above, applies to you.
About the exam:
 The exam should take between 6090 minutes to complete; and you will have up to 24 hours to complete the exam once you begin it, so take your time; take a break if you needed.
 You do not have to use any of the retake/guided learning opportunities if you are satisfied with your initial score.
 We accept the highest score of any attempt or retake.
After the assessment is complete:
 You will receive your score as soon as you are done with the assessment.
 Your score will be automatically sent to UW and will be loaded to your WyoWeb/Student Records/Test Scores Tab.(This can take up to 48 hours to load, please be patient)
 Once the score has been loaded you may register for the appropriate course on WyoWeb, in the normal way.
 If you are happy with your score you do not need to do anything more.
However, if you are not happy with your score you may use the guided learning opportunity included with your assessment pack purchase to retake the assessment up to 4 additional times.
 You must wait a minimum of 48hours between the initial assessment and each retake, AND.
 You must complete the minimum number of hours of guided learning required by each retake.
 We accept the highest score of any assessment test, it cant hurt you to try.
Guided learning and retakes:
The table below will assist you in selecting the right guided learning for your goal:
Choose… 
… to get into 
Prep for Beginning Algebra 
Math 0921 
Prep for Intermediate Algebra 
Math 0925, 1000, 1100, 1123 
Prep for College Algebra 
Math 1400, 1450 
Prep for PreCalculus 
Math 1405, 2350; Stat 2050, 2070 
Prep for Calculus 
Math 2200 
Cut Scores necessary for common math courses and their MPE equivalent:
Course Number 
Course Title 
ALEKS SCORE 
MPE Level 
Math 0900 
PreAlgebra 
015 
0 
Math 0921 
Algebra 1 
1629 
1 
Math 0925 
Algebra 2 
3045 
2 
Math 1000 
Problem Solving 
3045 
2 
Math 1100 
Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers 
3045 
2 
Math 1123 
Math, Music and Acoustics 
3045 
2 
Math 1400 
College Algebra 
4660 
3 
Math 1405 
Trigonometry 
6175 
4 
Math 1450 
Algebra and Trigonometry 
4660 
3 
Math 2200 
Calculus I 
76100 
5 
Math 2350 
Business Calculus 
6175 
4 
Stat 2000/2050/2070 

6175 
4 
For further information regarding the Math Placement Exam, prerequisites or to schedule an appointment to take the Math Placement Exam contact:
Leslie Roan, Undergraduate Coordinator, Ross Hall Rm. 202. lroan@uwyo.edu 3077664221.