Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Fall and Spring: 8 am  5 pm
Summer Hours: 7:30 am  4:30 pm
Ross Hall Rm. #224
Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 820713036
Phone: 3077664221
Fax: 3077666838
__________________________
Math Program Information
Email: gauss@uwyo.edu
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Statistics Program Information
Email: statistics@uwyo.edu
What is the Math Placement Exam (MPE)?
The University of Wyoming Department of Mathematics & Statistics uses Aleks PPL for Placement, Preparation and Learning.
The Math Placement Exam, simply put, is a tool to satisfy the prerequisite requirement of a math course for which you are otherwise not eligible to take due to prerequisite requirements. It is a way to demonstrate proficiency of that material, enabling you to move on to a higher level math course.
You may use this test to place into math courses that either your ACT, SAT, or AP scores do not support, to demonstrate proficiency in a course that you did not receive a "C" or better in, or to demonstrate proficiency in a subject that a transfer credit from another college was not accepted here at UW. Courses that you may use the MPE to test out of include the following: Math 900, Math 0921, Math 0925, Math 1000, Math 1400, Math 1405, or Math 1450 (unless otherwise stated in degree requirements).
If you are transferring math course(s) from another college, and they are accepted for transfer credit here at UW, and this course meets the prerequisite of a course you wish to take, then you would not need to take the placement test and can safely disregard the Math Placement Test item on your incoming student check list. (The check list is created, often times, before your transfer transcripts have been received and loaded.)
Use these tools! (Please note, requirements can change and you should always consult your advisor to make sure you are taking the appropriate courses for your degree)
All incoming freshmen and transfer students should take the MPE unless you qualify for one of the following exemptions:
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 
MPE Cut Score 
MPE

Math

Math

900  PreAlgebra  0  <21  ≥ 500  
921  Algebra 1 (PREQ Math 0900)  029  1  21  ≥ 500 
925  Algebra 2 (PREQ Math 0921)  3045  2  21  ≥ 530 
1000  Problem Solving (PREQ Math 0921)  3045  2  21  ≥ 530 
1100  Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers (PREQ Math 0921)  3045  2  21  ≥ 530 
1400  College Algebra (PREQ Math 0925)  4660  3  23  ≥ 560 
1405  Trigonometry (PREQ Math 1400)  6180  4  25  ≥ 600 
1450  Algebra and Trigonometry (PREQ Math 0925)  4680  3  23  ≥ 560 
2050 (STAT)  Fundamentals of Statistics (PREQ Math 1000 or Math 1400)  6180  4  26  ≥ 620 
2070 (STAT)  Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (PREQ Math 1000 or Math 1400)  6180  4  26  ≥ 620 
2200  Calculus I (PREQ Math 1405 or Math 1450)  81100  5  27  ≥ 640 
2350  Business Calculus (PREQ Math 1400 or Math 1450)  6180  4  26  ≥ 620 
2355  Math Applications for Business (PREQ Math 1400 or Math 1450)  6180  4  26  ≥ 620 
"Q" USP requirement satisfied without taking a math/stats class  4*  ≥26  ≥ 620 
*MPE must be proctored to satisfy the Q requirement with a score of 4 or above.
Starting August 14, 2019all ALEKS exams will need to be proctored. All exams will default to online proctoring using Honorlock which costs $10 per assessment and $10 for each retake. Oncampus proctoring is also available for no cost (besides purchasing the ALEKS PPL test pack). Information about proctoring, including the dates and locations for oncampus proctoring are available on the Math Placement Exam Proctoring page.
Your ALEKS Math placement score is good for 1 calendar year.
TESTING INSTRUCTIONS:
The following rules apply to the Math Placement Exam:
The MPE scores are loaded there.
If you are happy with your score you do not need to do anything more.
Guided Learning and retake opportunities:
If you are not happy with your initial assessment score you may use the guided learning opportunity included with your assessment pack purchase. To access the guided learning and retake option you simply need to log back into the ALEKS account you created when you took your first assessment.
Based on your 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 retakes.
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, 2355; Stat 2050, 2070 
Prep for Calculus 
Math 2200 
Students or their parents can send those results securely without having to go through the trouble of calling the school and requesting the results.
FIRST STEP: DOWNLOAD Honorlock extension
SECOND 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 WyomingLaramie
If you plan to take this assessment with Disability Support Services, please contact them at http://www.uwyo.edu/udss/ or 3077663073 before purchasing the exam or clicking the "Get Started Now!" button below.
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Fall and Spring: 8 am  5 pm
Summer Hours: 7:30 am  4:30 pm
Ross Hall Rm. #224
Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 820713036
Phone: 3077664221
Fax: 3077666838
__________________________
Math Program Information
Email: gauss@uwyo.edu
__________________________
Statistics Program Information
Email: statistics@uwyo.edu