Department of Mathematics
Ross Hall, Room 202
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3036
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4221
Fax: 307-766-6838
Email: gauss@uwyo.edu
All incoming freshmen and transfer students will be required to take the MPE. Incoming students to the University of Wyoming may be exempted from this requirement only if one of the following applies:
Each UW graduate will be required to take a minimum of one college level math course before graduating. You should discuss which course will meet your degree requirements with your academic advisor.
Prerequisite is a term for "You have to take this, before you can take that". Prerequisites are common in math course work and help to identify the path necessary to get from point A to point Z.
Course prerequisites are identified in the course description and are part of the course catalog description. We have also created an easy to follow reference card, below, for most of the common math courses for incoming students.
Course Number | Course Title | Cut Score | MPE Level | ACT Math | SAT |
900 | Pre-Algebra | 0-15 | 0 | <21 | ≥ 600 |
921 | Algebra 1 (PREQ Math 0900) | 16-29 | 1 | 21 | ≥ 600 |
925 | Algebra 2 (PREQ Math 0921) | 30-45 | 2 | 21 | ≥ 600 |
1000 | Problem Solving (PREQ Math 0921) | 30-45 | 2 | 21 | ≥ 600 |
1100 | Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers (PREQ Math 0921) | 30-45 | 2 | 21 | ≥ 600 |
1123 | Math, Music and Acoustics (PREQ Math 0921 AND MUSC 1030) | 30-45 | 2 | 21 | ≥ 600 |
1400 | College Algebra (PREQ Math 0925) | 46-60 | 3 | 23 | ≥ 600 |
1405 | Trigonometry (PREQ Math 1400) | 61-75 | 4 | 25 | ≥ 600 |
1450 | Algebra and Trigonometry (PREQ Math 0925) | 46-60 | 3 | 23 | ≥ 600 |
2200 | Calculus I (PREQ Math 1405 or Math 1450) | 76-100 | 5 | 27 | ≥ 600 |
2350 | Business Calculus (PREQ Math 1400 or Math 1450) | 61-75 | 4 | 26 |
≥ 600 |
"Q" USP requirement satisfied without taking a math/stats class | 4 | ≥26 |
≥ 600 |
Please read the information and instructions carefully:
TESTING INSTRUCTIONS:
The following rules apply to the Math Placement Exam:
About the exam:
After the assessment is complete:
Guided Learning and re-take opportunities:
If you are not happy with your initial assessment score you may guided learning opportunity included with your assessment pack purchase. To access the guided learning and re-take option you simply need to log back into the ALEKS account you created when you took your first assessment.
Based on you assessment score, you may select one of the tutoring modules recommended, see chart below. Once you have completed the required in product tutoring you may use one of your re-takes.
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 Pre-Calculus |
Math 1405, 2350; Stat 2050, 2070 |
Prep for Calculus |
Math 2200 |
FIRST STEP: CLICK THE "Lets Get started" button below:
When setting up your new UW ALEKS account please select:
√ I have never used ALEKS
√ Purchase access online
About your school information: University of Wyoming-Laramie
FIRST STEP: CLICK THE BUTTON TO PAY FOR YOUR ASSESSMENT TEST, AND SET-UP 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 Wyoming-Laramie
For more information about the Math Placement Exam, prerequisites contact:
Leslie Roan, Undergraduate Coordinator, Ross Hall Rm. 202. lroan@uwyo.edu 307-766-4221.
Department of Mathematics
Ross Hall, Room 202
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3036
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4221
Fax: 307-766-6838
Email: gauss@uwyo.edu