Placement Exams


Math Placement Exam

Every major at UCF requires at least one college-level math course; therefore, all Freshman students must take the Math Placement Test (MPT). The MPT is an assessment of math skills that students have acquired and is designed to determine proficiency level and placement for math courses.

Although the MPT must be completed no later than the Friday before the start of your first semester at UCF, we strongly recommend students complete the MPT prior to attending Orientation.

Students who have their MPT results available at Orientation will be able to receive assistance from their academic advisor to select the most appropriate math course. Students who have not taken the MPT by their scheduled Orientation date should expect a delay in registering for a math course at UCF.

Current and Transfer students who have not earned credit for MAT 1033-Intermediate Algebra or earned “C” (2.0) or better in MAC 1105-College Algebra at UCF, or another college or university will need to email mathplacement@ucf.edu to request access to the MPT (if eligible).

Please visit the University Testing Center website for information on the Math Placement Test.

For more information about the Math Placement Test, visit https://utc.sdes.ucf.edu/math/.

Chemistry Placement Exam

The Chemistry Placement Exam has been moved to a new platform (via Webcourses) which is expected to remove the long wait time for students to access the exam and, subsequently, to enroll in the appropriate chemistry course.

To  register for CHM 2045C, you must earn a passing score in the Chemistry Placement Test WebCourse. Students interested in majors that require CHM 2045C are recommended to take this test. For majors that require only CHS 1440C, the placement test is not required, however, CHS 1440C will not satisfy the pre-requisite for CHM 2046.
To register for the Chemistry Placement Exam, visit your UCF Student Home Page at my.ucf.edu. There you will find a link to register for Placement Exams, including the Chemistry Placement Test, via WebCourses. Once you register for the Chemistry Placement Test, it will appear in your Dashboard in webcourses.ucf.edu. This course contains the exam as the only assignment. The home page of that course includes a description of the exam and the score required to pass. Please make sure that you read the instructions carefully before entering the exam.

  • If you are unsure of whether your major requires Chemistry, you can view a list of required courses in your Major’s catalog.
  • If you have questions concerning the Chemistry Placement test, please contact the Chemistry Department via chemplacement@ucf.edu.
  • If you require SAS accommodations, please make sure you contact Student Accessibility Services when registering for the Placement Exam.

For more information about the Chemistry Placement Exam: https://sciences.ucf.edu/chemistry/undergraduate/

Computer Science Placement Exam

Students interested in majors or minors that require COP 3223 or subsequent Computer Science courses are recommended to take the Computer Science Placement Test (CSPT) at their earliest convenience, but no later than the semester before enrollment at UCF. The purpose of this exam is to ensure that students entering COP 3223 have a minimum level of background knowledge about computer programming needed to help them pass COP 3223. Students who have their CSPT results available at Orientation will be able to receive assistance from their academic advisor to select the most appropriate beginning course. Students who have not taken the CSPT by their scheduled Orientation date should expect a delay in registering for a computing course at UCF.

Students entering UCF with an AP Computer Science A score of 3 or higher or COP 3223 credit do not need to take the CSPT. Recognized programming courses from other state of Florida institutions will be automatically reviewed for equivalency or requisite knowledge and if approved, will substitute for the prerequisite for COP 3223. Students can always take the CSPT if their completed course is not equivalent or if transcripts are delayed in reaching UCF.

For more information about the CS Placement Test, visit: https://www.cs.ucf.edu/academics/computer-science-placement-test/