The Mathematics Placement Exam is an exam created by Missouri Western faculty using institutional data to more accurately place students into courses that they will have a higher opportunity to succeed in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, unless one of the following applies:
– you have an ACT mathematics sub-score of at least 22
– you have general education credit in mathematics with a D or better.

MAT ACT Initial Placement Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE) options
0-17 MAT 081 MPE of 40-69   -> MAT 110E/099
MPE of 70-100 -> MAT 110/112/116
18-21 MAT 110E/099 MPE of 70-100 -> MAT 110/112/116
22-36 MAT110/112/116 NA

Yes, you can retake the Mathematics Placement Exam as often as you like but you will only be allowed one attempt per calendar week.

Material that is needed to be successful in college level mathematics. A full listing of subjects and objectives can be found on our Topic List.

Once you have your G-number, you can access our integrated learning environment that will give you access to video tutorials and on-line homework sets to help prepare for the Mathematics Placement Exam. You may also want to try our Sample Mathematics Placement Exam

Yes! You must register at least 24 hours prior to exam. Please see the Dual Credit site.

It is your G# along with the mmdd of your date of birth. For example:
username: G00123456
password: 0428

If you experience problems with your G# or the mmdd of your date of birth, please contact the Admissions Office at 816-271-4266 to verify your information.

Go to The Mathematics Placement Exam is a proctored exam, so you do not have direct access to it. However you do have access to the Sample Mathematics Placement Exam and also the full range of possible questions that can be asked on the Mathematics Placement Exam.

The Mathematics Placement Exam is a proctored exam given on the MWSU campus or at an approved testing center listed on the website For any questions or to arrange and seek approval for taking the exam at another location, please contact the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics at (816) 271-4288.

A four function calculator along with a piece of paper and special instructions will be made available during the Mathematics Placement Exam. No other calculators or electronic devices are permissible during the exam.

If you have a documented disability with the Accessibility Resource Center, ARC, for which you receive testing accommodations at Missouri Western, you must request the accommodation(s) prior to testing. To ensure that your accommodations are met, a copy of your accessibility plan must be given to Deb Smith in Agenstein Hall 140 at least 24 hours prior to your testing appointment. For any questions, please contact the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics at 816-271-4288.

Within 10 minutes of the end of your exam, an email will be sent to your school email detailing what score you received. When you receive a placement score that grants you access to enroll in a course, your registration restrictions will be removed by 8pm that night. This will be expedited during registration days to allow visiting students to register before returning home.

A student who scores between 0%-39% has the choice to retake the Mathematics Placement Exam, or enroll in MAT081.
A student who receives between a 40%-69% on the Placement test will be allowed to enroll in MAT110E.
A student who receives a grade of 70%-100% will be allowed to register in MAT110, MAT112, or MAT116.