Math Placement Exam (MPE)


McLennan Community College uses the ALEKS placement exam for placement into MATH 2412 (Pre-Calculus) and MATH 2413 (Calculus I). Math placement exams are used by students as a non-credit option to bypass a prerequisite course. The purpose of this exam is to measure a student’s preparedness to be successful in MATH 2412 or MATH 2413.

What Score Do You Need? 

A score of 61 or higher is required in order to register for MATH 2412

A score of 80 or higher is required in order to register for MATH 2413

$20.00 fee for ALEKS accounts (includes 5 test attempts). Test-takers will pay an additional fee of $5.00 for Respondus Monitor proctoring, if taken virtually.

If you choose to take the exam using Respondus Monitor (instead of in the Testing Center), you will be prompted to pay an additional $5.00 fee the first time you launch the proctored version of the exam. Note: if you are taking the exam in MCC’s Testing Center, you will not be charged a $5.00 fee for Respondus Monitor.


To register for the ALEKS exam in RegisterBlast click Schedule An Exam.

Once you complete your registration through RegisterBlast, you will receive an email containing the details you need to purchase your ALEKS exam.

  1. Purchase your exam through ALEKS using the code provided in the email you receive from MCC. Price for the ALEKS exam is $20.00.
  2. If you selected a date and time to take your exam at MCC, please complete your account set up BEFORE arriving to the Testing Center to take your exam.

Resources Allowed on Exam:

If a question allows the use of a calculator, one will be provided within the test. You will see the calculator on your screen. Some questions will not provide a calculator. Any outside calculators including handheld, computer, or phone calculators are prohibited.

Scratch paper and pencil are allowed for this exam.



You are provided with 5 attempts. You must wait 24 hours between attempts.

A valid, unexpired photo ID is required for all testing. Acceptable forms of government-issued IDs include a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, military ID, national ID, tribal ID, naturalization card, certificate of citizenship, or permanent resident card (Green Card). A photo or photocopy of an ID is not acceptable. Photos must be clear and recognizable. Student IDs are acceptable for the following exams: MCC MPE, MCC Course Exams, Correspondence Exams, and TSIA.

Students are allowed to bring and use a handheld graphic calculator that is not a part of a prohibited device.

You will receive a copy of your score report upon completion of your exam. If you are testing virtually, you must email your score report to, if you want your scores to be entered into your MCC record.

Testing Services works closely with Accommodations (Disability Services) to provide services for students with ADA accommodations. Testing candidates requiring testing accommodations must register first with Accommodations. The registration process with Accommodations should be done in a timely manner to allow enough reasonable time for the Testing Services staff to prepare all testing accommodations.

Once testing accommodations have been approved, the student must inform Testing Services of his or her approved testing accommodations, so their RegisterBlast account can be appropriately set-up prior to registering for an exam. Students who do not follow these steps run the risk of not having their testing accommodations for that exam.

See the Requesting Accommodations webpage for process information. See webpage for ACT & SAT, CLEP, and HiSet for information on how to request accommodations for these exams.

Your college or university must submit a Letter of Accommodation to Testing Services before any testing accommodations will be provided. Email to or fax to 254-299-6200 Attn: Testing Services.

Note: Any student who has approved accommodations and who cannot see or select their approved testing accommodation when registering for an exam should contact the MCC Testing Center immediately and prior to registering for any exams.