The Mathematics Placement Test is used to identify the mathematics courses at UC for which you have the prerequisite math skills. It plays no role in admission to UC. Registration in most entry-level mathematics and statistics courses, as well as courses in many other disciplines, are restricted to students who have obtained a required minimum score. The other qualifying scores are advised but not required.
The Math Placement Test is a computer-based test taken through Blackboard before your orientation. It is designed to be taken without the use of calculators or other aids. It consists of multiple choice questions that are presented to you one at a time. The selection of each new question is determined by your response to the previous question, so students with different levels of preparation will see different kinds of questions. Once the program determines your level of mathematical preparation, it displays your score on your monitor. You should keep a record of that score. It indicates the math courses at UC that are appropriate for a person with your skill level, and it will be made available to your advisor to guide you during registration.
You may re-take the test once, but see the FAQ for restrictions.
If your Math Placement Test score didn't qualify you to register for the course you need in fall semester, consider taking the ALEKS program this summer.