Montana State University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172400
Bozeman, MT 59717-2400

Tel: (406) 994-3601
Fax: (406) 994-1789
Location: 2-214 Wilson Hall
math@math.montana.edu

Department Head

Dr. Tomáš Gedeon

Assistant Department Head

Dr. Jack Dockery

Math Placement Exam (MPLEX)

Math Placement Level Exam (MPLEX)

What is the Math Placement Level Exam (MPLEX)?

MPLEX is a math placement exam given by the Mathematical Sciences Department. This exam will satisfy the mathematical prerequisite requirements for math, statistics and related courses.

Your MPLEX score is good for ONE year.

For questions regarding prerequisites, please visit our Prerequisites and Policy page.

When is the next time I can take the placement exam?

SPRING 2014, OPEN REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2014:

  • April 14 (Monday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Reid Hall, Room #303
  • April 15 (Tuesday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall, Room #109
  • April 17 (Thursday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Animal Bioscience, Room #234

START OF FIRST SUMMER 2014 SESSION:

  • May 12 (Monday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall, Room #111
  • May 13 (Tuesday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall Room #111

BEFORE FIRST DAY OF SECOND SUMMER 2014 SESSION:

  • June 20 (Friday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall, Room #111

FIRST DAY OF SECOND SUMMER 2014 SESSION:

  • June 23 (Monday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall, Room #111

BEFORE FIRST DAY OF FALL 2014 SEMESTER:

  • August 22 (Friday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Animal Bioscience, Room #234

FIRST FOUR DAYS OF FALL 2014 SEMESTER:

  • August 25 (Monday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall, Room #111
  • August 26 (Tuesday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall, Room #111
  • August 27 (Wednesday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall, Room #111
  • August 28 (Thursday) 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Roberts Hall, Room #111

Do I need to bring anything?

Bring a picture ID and something to write with.

You may bring a calculator but it is not required.

Paper will be provided.

How can I prepare?

Sample MPLEX Problems (PDF format)

For additional practice, the A.P.C.A.W. (Algebra PreCalculus - A Workbook), is available for purchase in the MSU Bookstore.

Do I need to schedule a time?

No. Stop by at your convenience during the time.

When will I know my placement level (exam results)?

  • As soon as you grade your exam, digital confirmation of your placement level will be provided.
  • The score will be available to instructors by accessing Banner the following morning.

Do you have any more questions?

  • Please go to the math office, at 2-214 Wilson Hall.
  • Or call Kellie Albee at (406)994-3602


Updated: 09/19/2013