Math Placement Requirement (MPR)

Staff assistance during the math placement sessions is only available during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:00a-5:00p. Should you require help, please contact us at placementhelp@math.ucdavis.edu.

The Mathematics Course Placement determines your level of preparation for college-level math courses offered at UC Davis. All students who register in MAT 12, 16A, 17A, 21A, or 21M are required to take the Mathematics Course Placement. Students enrolled in Mathematics 12, 16A, 17A, 21A, or 21M without satisfying the required minimum scores will be administratively dropped from the course by the mathematics department after the end of the last math placement session for that particular quarter. There are no exemptions for SAT, AP, or IB scores, as well as math coursework taken at another institution. 

Please note that if you take MAT 12, you still need to take the Math Placement again after passing MAT 12 before you can continue on to MAT 16A, 17A, 21A, or 21M.

Math Course Placement 

The Math Course Placement is only available online. There will be two math placement sessions per quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring), and a student may only take it once per math placement session. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the UC Davis Student Disabilities Center.

Students enrolled in MAT 12, 16A, 17A, 21A, and 21M  who do not meet the Math Placement Requirement (MPR) before the math placement sessions will be notified via email regarding when they will be able to take the Math Placement.

Summer Session 2021

Math Placement sessions for Summer Session 2021 are open to students enrolled in Summer Session courses. If you are registered in MAT 12, 16A, 17A, 21A, or 21M and have not taken the math placement, or did not received a qualifying score for the course you are registered in, you will be automatically registered in the placement sessions listed below:

Summer Session I - Placement Session Begins at 11 AM on June 14 and ends at 11 AM on June 22
Summer Session II - Placement Session Begins at 11 AM on July 26 and ends at 11 AM on August 3

If you are not currently enrolled in one of these courses but would like to register to take the math placement, fill out our manual registration form.

Summer Session I - Manual Registration Submit manual registration request from
11 AM on June 14 until 11 AM on June 21
Summer Session II - Manual Registration Submit manual registration request from
11 AM on July 26 until 11 AM on August 2

For more information about the math placement, please refer to our Math Placement FAQ webpage.

Fall Quarter 2021

Math Placement sessions for Fall Quarter are open to all students. If you are registered in MAT 12, 16A, 17A, 21A, or 21M and have not taken the placement, or did not received a qualifying score for the course you are registered in, you will be automatically registered in the placement session listed below:

Fall Quarter Session 1 Begins at 11 AM on September 8 and ends at 11 AM on September 14
Fall Quarter Session 2 Begins at 11 AM on September 22 and ends at 11 AM on September 28

If you are not currently enrolled in one of these courses but would like to register to take the math placement, fill out our manual registration form.

Fall Quarter Session 1 - Manual Registration Submit manual registration request from
11 AM on September 8 until 11 AM on September 13
Fall Quarter Session 2 - Manual Registration Submit manual registration request from
11 AM on September 22 until 11 AM on September 27

For more information about the math placement, please refer to our Math Placement FAQ webpage.

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