Please view the MDPT Schedule (pdf) to find the date of the next MDPT exam.
You can Register Online.
This MDPT will be valid for placement for the following three quarters.
There is an $8.00 charge to take the MDPT. Students must bring a check or money order to the test on testing day made out to Cal Poly Pomona. It must include your name and Bronco ID number written in the memo line. Cash will not be accepted. You will not be admitted into the exam without payment in the form of a check or money order.
There are two tests: Mathematical Analysis (for MAT 12, 105, 106, 125, 191,194, and STA 120); and Pre-calculus (for MAT 112, 114, 120, 130). If the minimum score is not achieved on the appropriate MDPT, students will be required to take prerequisite classes before being eligible to register for their objective course. Please see (How to interpret the results of the MDPT) on the MDPT Information webpage for placement score cut-offs. Tests are given each quarter including the summer quarter.
The Math and Science Help (MaSH) Center offers free MDPT Preparatory Workshops for those planning to take the MDPT.
For further information, contact Ian Carlson, the MDPT coordinator:
MDPT scores are valid for three quarters and must be used within that period. This means that students may skip two quarters of math enrollment but may not skip three quarters. This includes Summer Quarter. Students who do not use their MDPT scores or grades within the three quarter limit will have to retake the MDPT. Note that placement is made on the basis of valid test scores or course grades, even if that placement is lower than course work previously completed. Students may not take two MDP tests whose periods of validity overlap by more than one quarter.
PREPARE! PREPARE! PREPARE! Study the sample questions for the test you will be taking. These are available at the Math Department in Building 8, room 113.
There is an online practice test for the Math Analysis MDPT.
The Library has a collection of math books. This guide lists library resources that can be used to review for the MDPT. The Learning Resource Center has an online source for the ELM and MDPT Study Guides. After studying, click on the website to take a practice test for either the Math Analysis or the Calculus Readiness test.
After studying thoroughly, take this practice test.
To see how to interpret the results of the Precalculus MDPT, click here (pdf). The table below is for the Math Analysis MDPT.
|Score||Required Entry Course|
|24-45||Math 191, Math 194, or Statistics 120|
|27-45||Math 105, Math 106, or Math 125|