Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Fall and Spring: 8am  5pm
Summer Hours: 7:30am  4:30pm
Ross Hall Rm. #224
Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 820713036
Phone: 3077664221
Fax: 3077666838
Email: gauss@uwyo.edu
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Statistics Program Information
Email: statistics@uwyo.edu
THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 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.)
The Math Placement Exam is not required. However, if you don't have either test scores showing proficiency or a transcript with the necessary math prerequiestes to get into your desired course, and you do not take the Math Placement Exam, you will have to start at the lowest tier of Math courses, 0900.
READY TO TAKE THE EXAM?
Visit the Math Placement Access and Instructions page for information on how to study for and take the Math Placement Exam.
We have created two tools you can use to see what math courses your major requires and what course you are currently able to take based on your ACT/SAT/MPE score.
Math Requirements by Major  Math Eligibility by ACT/SAT/MPE Score 
All incoming freshmen and transfer students will be required to take the MPE or start in Math 0921 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 (or score sufficiently high on MPE/ACT/SAT to exempt them) before graduating. This tool will give you an idea of the math requirements of your major: Math Requirements by Major. 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  <16  0  <21  ≥ 500 
921  Algebra 1 (PREQ Math 0900)  16+  1  21  ≥ 500 
925  Algebra 2 (PREQ Math 0921)  30+  2  21  ≥ 530 
1000  Problem Solving (PREQ Math 0921)  30+  2  21  ≥ 530 
1100  Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers (PREQ Math 0921)  30+  2  21  ≥ 530 
1400  College Algebra (PREQ Math 0925)  46+  3  23  ≥ 560 
1405  Trigonometry (PREQ Math 1400)  61+  4  25  ≥ 600 
1450  Algebra and Trigonometry (PREQ Math 0925)  46+  3  23  ≥ 560 
2050 (STAT)  Fundamentals of Statistics (PREQ Math 1000 or Math 1400)  61+  4  26  ≥ 620 
2070 (STAT)  Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (PREQ Math 1000 or Math 1400)  61+  4  26  ≥ 620 
2200  Calculus I (PREQ Math 1405 or Math 1450)  81+  5  27  ≥ 640 
2350  Business Calculus (PREQ Math 1400 or Math 1450)  61+  4  26  ≥ 620 
2355  Math Applications for Business (PREQ Math 1400 or Math 1450)  61+  4  26  ≥ 620 
"Q" USP requirement satisfied without taking a math/stats class  61+  4*  ≥26  ≥ 620 
*MPE must be proctored to satisfy the Q requirement with a MPE level of 4 or above.
Contact:
Glory Taylor
Program Coordinator
Mathematics and Statistics
CASM  Math Placement
307 7666831
gtaylo13@uwyo.edu
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Fall and Spring: 8am  5pm
Summer Hours: 7:30am  4:30pm
Ross Hall Rm. #224
Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 820713036
Phone: 3077664221
Fax: 3077666838
Email: gauss@uwyo.edu
__________________________
Statistics Program Information
Email: statistics@uwyo.edu