Mathematics Qualifying Examination (MQE)

All students planning to enroll in

  •  Mathematics 130, Short Course in Calculus
  •  Mathematics 135, Business Calculus
  •  Mathematics 150A, Analytic Geometry and Calculus

must take the Mathematics Qualifying Exam (MQE) or have a Mathematics Department approved exemption. No student will be enrolled in these mathematics courses unless he or she has already passed the MQE or is exempt. The examination scores are valid for two consecutive semesters.

You will have 60 minutes to complete the Mathematics Qualifying Exam (MQE). The MQE consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. In scoring, only correct answers will be counted. If you have no idea which of the answers to a given question is the correct one, you should leave the question blank. If you happen to guess correctly answers to questions that you do not understand, you may be advised to take a course for which you are not adequately prepared.