The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has developed an on-line **Mathematics Placement Test**
(**MPT**) that is specifically designed to assess competency on precalculus mathematics, and to determine whether
the student has the necessary prerequisites for succeeding in University calculus courses. Students who are registered in Math 110, 121, 123 and 125,
which are introductory calculus courses, are __required__ to write the MPT before they are allowed to take calculus. The
test consists of thirty multiple-choice questions to be completed in 70 minutes, precisely timed by the computer. It is *closed-book* and
*closed-notes*, and *calculators are not allowed*.

The topics covered on the MPT are:

- Arithmetic Skills
- Basic Algebra and Functions
- Geometry & Trigonometry
- Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

Students who wish to review concepts and practise on mathematical techniques that the actual test will focus on may visit the following
site to take a *sample test*: Sample Math Placement Test

**2015-2016 Term 1 (Sep-Dec 2015)**

** Instructions for Math 110, 121, 123 and 125** [

**Available Test Dates**(*online reservation required*): 2015 July 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, August 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and the first two weeks of September.**When to Reserve a Seat**:__Online reservation for the July MPT__will open on Monday June 29 at 8:30 am for students to reserve a seat.__Online reservation for the August MPT__will open on Monday July 27 at 8:30 am. After opening, reservations will remain open until all seats are filled or all test dates for that month have passed. More information about the__September MPT__will be posted on this page towards the last week of August.**"Where do I go to Reserve a Seat/Where is the MPT Server?"**: Click this__link__to sign on to the MPT server to reserve a seat.**Sample Test**: Students are encouraged to practise on the Sample Math Placement Test to review basic concepts and skills.**Frequently Asked Questions & Further Enquiries**[*updated on June 4, 2015*]: If you have questions about the MPT, please read this document which contains answers to many Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have unanswered questions after reading those Q&As, send Email to "mpt**_at_**math.usask.ca" with the subject line "Math Placement Test Enquiry" (replacing "**_at_**" with "**@**"), and please indicate which course you are enrolled in (Math 110/121/123/125).**"I forgot where my test location is. Where is my test centre (Saskatoon main campus)?"**You can always log back into the MPT Reservation System to review the*time*and*location*of your reservation, switch to another time slot, or drop a reservation. Here is a campus map showing the building locations of ARTS, ENG (Engineering), GEOL (Geology), HLTH (Health Sciences), and Spinks if you are new on the main campus. Please see Instruction 3 above on how to sign onto the MPT Server.- [
*updated on July 8, 2015*]**July Placement Test Scores Released**: If you wrote the MPT in the first/second week of July, we have sent your Placement Test score to your U of S Email address on July 8, 2015. If you have questions about your test score, please Email "mpt_AT_math.usask.ca" (replace the "_AT_" by "@") with the subject line "Question about test score". - [
*updated on July 10, 2015*]**MPT on August 21 at Branch Campus in Muenster, Saskatchewan**: We will be delivering three MPT sessions on Aug 21 at 1:00pm, at 2:30pm, and at 4:00pm in computer lab Room 111 at St. Peter's College in Muenster, SK. These three time slots are restricted to students who are registered in Math 110-97. If you are not in Section 97 but you live in or near Muenster, and if you want to write the test there on Aug 21, you will need to Email the MPT Coordinator, "mpt_AT_math.usask.ca" (replace the "_AT_" by "@"), to request special permission for signing up in these "Muenster" time slots.__Online reservation for the August 21 MPT in Muenster__will open on Monday July 27 at 8:30 am. See instruction 3 above on how to sign up for a seat. - [
*updated on Aug 11, 2015*]**August Placement Test Scores Released**: If you wrote the MPT in the week of August 3, please note that we have sent your Placement Test score to your U of S Email address on August 11. If you have questions about your test score, please Email "mpt_AT_math.usask.ca" (replace the "_AT_" by "@") with the subject line "Question about test score". - [
*updated on Sep 03, 2015*]**When to Reserve a Seat for the "September" Placement Test**: Online reservation for the MPT will reopen on August 26 at 8:30AM. There will be plenty of time slots and seats available. Test dates are as follows~~(~~:*subject to change as rooms are in the process of being finalized*)

**Math 110**: Aug 31, Sep 01, Sep 02

__Important Notes for Math 110__:

*Math 110 students must*__write__the MPT**no later than September 2nd**.*If you have a valid reason for not being able to write the MPT by September 2nd (for example, "late arrivals on campus"), please Email "mpt_AT_math.usask.ca" (replace the "_AT_" by "@") to request special permission to write the MPT on September 5th, 8th, and 10th.**"***Scoring 60% or higher on the MPT**" is a prerequisite of__Math 110__starting in September 2015.*Alternatively, this prerequisite may be satisfied by the successful completion of Math 102.**Math 110 students who score below 60% on the MPT must withdraw from Math 110 and are advised to review their basic math skills in Term 1 before taking Math 110 in a subsequent term.**For a structured review of basic pre-calculus skills, we suggest that the student take Math 102.**Math 104 may also be used as an alternate prerequisite for MATH 110 (clears deficiencies in high school 30-level mathematics courses), but Math 104--being elementary calculus--is calculus nonetheless, and calculus requires good basic skills. Math 104 is not designed for the purpose of reviewing basic pre-calculus skills.**Math 110 students who already have credits for Math 102 or Math 104 must still*__write__the MPT for statistical purposes.

**Math 121**: Sep 03, Sep 04, Sep 05, Sep 08**Math 123**: Sep 02, Sep 05, Sep 08, Sep 10**Math 125**: Sep 05, Sep 08, Sep 10

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*updated on Aug 25, 2015*]**August_21 Placement Test Scores Released**: If you wrote the MPT on August 21 at St. Peter's College in Muenster, please note that we have sent your Placement Test score to your U of S Email address on August 25. If you have questions about your test score, please Email "mpt_AT_math.usask.ca" (replace the "_AT_" by "@") with the subject line "Question about test score". - [
*updated on Sep 7, 2015*]**Aug31-Sep5 Placement Test Scores Released**: If you wrote the MPT between August 31 and September 5, please note that we have sent your Placement Test score to your U of S Email address on September 7 around 9:30am. If you have questions about your test score, please Email "mpt_AT_math.usask.ca" (replace the "_AT_" by "@") with the subject line "Question about test score".

**This page was last updated on: 2015 Sep 3.
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