Related Sites: Math Placement Test main page | Math Placement Sample Test main page | Dept of Mathematics & Statistics | University of Saskatchewan

Instructions for the

Effectively immediately and until further notice, the MPT will __NOT__ be a mandatory assessment. Students are advised to
use the Sample Math Placement Test to *self-assess themselves* whether they can recall enough basic precalculus math skills that are needed
to do well in calculus.

The MPT (Math Placement Test) has never been an official prerequisite for these three courses. The MPT has always been just a diagnostic test to inform students whether they can recall enough basic high school precalculus math skills to do well in these three calculus courses. So, go ahead, as usual, and register in these courses, but

Effectively immediately, as long as the student has credits in their high school

**If you have already emailed mpt@math.usask.ca**to request that your name be added to the upcoming May/June 2020 MPT roster, you do NOT need to email us again. We will reply to each student in the order their email has reached us. As long as you have credits in high school Precalculus 30, we will be overriding PAWS to let you register in Math 110. But please bear with us, and wait for an email from the General Office staff of Math and Stats who will inform the student when PAWS is ready for them to register.**If you have NOT emailed "mpt_@_math.usask.ca"**(replacing "_@_" with "@") to request an override to be added to Math 110, you should do so with a message such as the following:

**Subject: Request To Enroll in Math 110 for 2020 intersession**

I have credits in Precalculus 30 at the high school level. Please override PAWS to let me enroll in__Math 110 for the 2020 intersession__.

**My Name**: (surname, first name)

**My NSID**: (your NSID)

**My Student Number**: (your U of S student number)

- All students are advised
for their own good using the**SELF-ASSESS THEMSELVES**__Sample Placement Test__(see the bottom section for the Sample Test).

- It is expected that, by the end of June 2020, manual overrides would no longer be needed in order to enroll in Math 110 so long as the student has credits in high school Precalculus 30 (or equivalent).
- So, please stay tuned, and check back near the end of June.

All prospective students in Math 110/121/123/125/176 are advised to visit the Sample Math Placement Test (https://math.usask.ca/sample_placement) to SELF-ASSESS themselves whether they can remember enough of the PRE-CALCULUS math skills at the secondary school level that are expected of all Math 110/121/123/125/176 students. A lack of the necessary basic pre-calculus math skills is one of the main reasons why students would often struggle with calculus. The calculus courses in the spring and summer sessions are especially short, and the instructors may not be able to afford much time to assist students who have insufficient basic math skills that are needed to do well in calculus.

Specifically

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: 2020 Apr 14.
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