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Math Placement Sample Test main page 
Dept of Mathematics & Statistics 
University of Saskatchewan
The Math Placement Test
2019 Fall Term (SepDec) & 2020 Winter Term (JanApr)
Instructions Page
for
Math 110/121/123/125/176
The MPT (Math Placement Test) is a mandatory
proficiency assessment of basic math skills for students in
Math 110/121/123/125
(which are introductory calculus courses) and students in
Math 176
(Advanced Calculus I).
In particular, passing the MPT at 60% or higher has become a nonnegotiable prerequisite of
Math 110 (Calculus I)
since September 2015. Alternatively, a student may satisfy this prerequisite of Math 110 by having credits in Math 102/104.
Effective September 2018, scoring at least 80% on the MPT is a requirement for enrolling in
Math 176 (Advanced Calculus I).
On Math 176 (Advanced Calculus I): If you achieve a MPT score of 80% or higher and also have credits in highschool Calculus 30, please consider taking
Math 176. This
course is recommended for students intending to major in mathematics or an allied discipline.
New Registration Procedure for Math 110 (effective since Jan 2017): PAWS will no longer let students register into Math 110
unless
(A) they have already received credits for Math 102/104, or
(B) they have obtained special permission from
the Dept of Math & Stats.
Only students meeting condition (A) can automatically enroll in Math 110 by themselves. To request permission
from Math & Stats
to join Math 110,
a student must have a valid MPT score of at least 60% within the past 12 months, OR the student
has already achieved a low pass in Math 110/121/123/125 and has obtained approval from their College to
repeat calculus by taking/retaking Math 110.
Note: MPT scores are generally valid for only 12 months.
For Fall 2019: Math 110/121/123/125/176 students for the Fall term are expected to write the MPT on the U of S campus
in the first week of August. If you cannot write the test in August because you have a time conflict or if you
live outside Saskatoon for the summer, you have our permission to write the test in the first week of September.
See "Deadlines" below.
For Winter 2020: Math 110/121 students for the Winter term are expected to write the MPT on the U of S campus
in the first week of January 2020. In fact, students are advised to write the MPT as early as possible
(in August or September) in order to maximize their opportunities for academic advising and for making up any
deficiencies in their background preparation. Please email us (mpt_at_math.usask.ca replacing "_at_" by "@")
if you wish to add your name to the August/September MPT roster. See "Deadlines" below.
Instructions for Math 110/121/123/125/176:
 Deadlines for Writing the MPT:
 Math 110/176 for Fall 2019: Students who are enrolled and students who are seeking permission to
enroll in the course must write the MPT
no later than September 3rd, 2019.
 Math 121/123/125 for Fall 2019: Students who are enrolled or will be enrolled in
the course must write the MPT no later than September 5th, 2019.
 Math 110/121 for Winter 2020: Students who are enrolled and students who are
seeking permission to enroll in the course must write the MPT
no later than Saturday January 4th, 2020 .
 You are seeking permission to enroll in Math 110 (for example, PAWS would not let you register in Math 110 by yourself): If a
student does not have credits in Math 102/104, one way for the student to qualify for Math 110 is to score at least 60% on the
MPT (in addition to having successfully completed Precalculus 30 or equivalent at the secondary
school level).
If you are not on any of the current Fall or Winter class lists of Math 110/121/123/125/176 on PAWS, you will need to
email the MPT coordinators first to request that your name
and credentials be added to the appropriate MPT roster before you can log into the MPT Server. Please use an appropriate subject line (such as "Add me to the
2019 Aug/Sep MPT roster"), and supply the following information when you email us ("mpt_at_math.usask.ca" replacing "_at_" by "@"):
 Your name as shown on PAWS (as in "Jones, Thomas G."):
 Your NSID:
 Your U of S student ID number:
 MPT desired (please specify the year and month):
 Term of the Math 110 course desired (example: Math 110 Fall 2019 or Math 110 Winter 2020):
N.B. We are only accepting requests to add names to the 2019 Aug/Sep MPT roster at the present time. Send us a request in December if you wish your name to be added to the January 2020 MPT roster.
 Test Dates (online reservation required):

2019: July 31, and August 1, 2, 6, 7, and
August 28, 29, 30, and September 3, 4, 5.

2020: January 2, 3, 4
 "When do I reserve a seat?": Generally speaking, online reservation will open approximately 7 days before the
first day of a batch of MPTs. More precisely, online reservation will open at the following times:
 LateJulyEarlyAugust Batch (2019 Jul 31, and Aug 1, 2, 6, 7): on Thursday July 25th at 8:30am.
 LateAugustEarlySeptember Batch (2019 Aug 28, 29, 30 & Sep 3, 4, 5): on
Wednesday August 21st at 8:30am.
 JanuaryBatch (2020 Jan 2, 3, 4): on
Friday December 27th, 2019 at 5:30pm.
 Reservations will only be available when the Reservation System reopens at the stated times.
 After opening, reservations will remain open until all seats are filled or all test dates for that batch have passed.
But reservations will be available only between 5:30PM and 11:59PM on those days when there are active test sessions being
delivered.
 "Where do I go to reserve a seat?":
Click HERE to learn how to sign on
to the MPT Server to reserve a seat when online reservation opens.
 Frequently Asked Questions: This document contains answers to many
Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have unanswered questions after reading those Q&As, please send email to "mpt_at_
math.usask.ca" with the subject line "Math Placement Test Enquiry" (replacing "_at_" with "@"), and
please specify the course (Math 110/121/123/125/176) and the term (examples: Math 121 Fall 2019 or Math 110 Fall 2019 or Math 121 Winter 2020).
 Sample Test: Students are encouraged to practise on the
Sample Math Placement Test to review basic concepts and skills.
 "I need a campus map!" or "Help! I forgot my test location." You can always log back
into the MPT Server to review the time and location of your reservation, switch to another time
slot, or drop a reservation except during those times when there are active test sessions being delivered. To avoid a lastminute panic,
students should take a picture of their reservation or write down the time and location. Here is a campus map
showing the building locations of Arts, ENG (Engineering), GEOL (Geology), HLTH (Health Sciences), and Spinks if you are new to the main campus.

Students who are registered with AES
(Access and Equity Services):
 Students who require accommodations for the MPT because of their disabilities must first register with AES.
 AES students do NOT reserve a MPT seat online.
 If you require AES accommodations for the MPT, please email both
AES Exams and the MPT facilitators well in advance of AES's deadlines (aesexams_at_usask.ca
and mpt_at_math.usask.ca replacing the "_at_" with "@") to request a date and time for you to write the MPT at AES.
 Make sure you follow AES's guidelines and deadlines for requesting an exam to be written at AES. In addition to meeting AES's
own deadlines, you must also ensure that the AES staff has sufficient time to coordinate with the MPT facilitators who will require no less than 10
business days advance notice from the AES staff before a special MPT can be set up to be delivered at AES. When you email us, please include your official
name on PAWS, your U of S NSID, your U of S student number, and mention that you are a student registered with AES.

Test Scores:
Detailed test scores will be emailed to the student's U of S email account approximately 72 business hours after the last day of the MPTs.
The MPT score report contains your overall test score as well as your subject area test scores in those areas of
algebra, arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry that are deemed essential for success in calculus. If your overall MPT score is
60% or higher, we will override PAWS to let you register in Math 110 if you are seeking permission to add Math 110; but kindly
bear with us as this may take at least a couple of days for the Department of Math and Stats to process all the overrides.
For students who belong to the main campus and who are seeking permission to add Math 110, we will suggest that they see one of the test
invigilators immediately after the test to view their overall MPT score before they leave the exam room.
Related Sites: Math Placement Test main page 
Math Placement Sample Test main page 
Dept of Mathematics & Statistics 
University of Saskatchewan
This page was last updated on: 2019 Jul 25.
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