What Does My MPE Score Mean?

MPE Equivalency and Course Placement

This chart shows the SAT/ACT Math and the ALEKS PPL scores with their equivalent MPE scores and the scores needed as prerequisites for various Andrews University courses.

Score (after March 2016)

Score (prior to March 2016)



AU Courses by
MPE Prerequisite Score

400-510 200-470 <20 0-45 <P2

MATH 091 Arithmetic and Algebra Review 
(Remedial Math)

520-530 480-500 20-21 46-60 P2

MATH 145 Reasoning with Functions
MATH 165 College Algebra
MATH 166 College Algebra for Business
PHYS 110 Astronomy
PHYS 115 Mythbusting
PHYS 225 Sound and Waves
STAT 285 Elementary Statistics

540-560 510-530 22-23 61-75 P3

CHEM 131 General Chemistry
MATH 168 Precalculus

570-590 540-570 24-25   P4

PHYS 141 General Physics

600-800 580-800 ≥ 26 76-100 P5 MATH 191 Calculus I
MATH 195 Calculus I for Biology


MPE Scoring

The letter score indicates arithmetic level and is determined by performance on page 1 of the paper test:

P = proficient in arithmetic (no deficiency)

M, E = arithmetic deficiency

The number score indicates algebra level and is determined by performance on pages 2 through 5 on the paper test:

0-1 = deficient in algebra

2-5 = proficient in algebra.

Eligibility for CLEP Testing

Students who score P4 or P5 may be able to fulfill their General Education math requirement by taking the CLEP test in College Algebra and receiving credit for either MATH 145, 165, or 166.

Students who score a P5 and correctly answer 35 or more of the last 40 questions on the MPE may take the Calculus CLEP test.

Students may make arrangements for taking a CLEP test at the Counseling and Testing Center in Bell Hall.