Academic Programs Catalog

Undergraduate Education

New Student Orientation and Transitions

Academic Placement Tests

All students entering MSU are required to complete the un-proctored Math Placement Services (MPS) Assessment online before attending their scheduled New Student Orientation (NSO)  Program with the following exceptions:

  1. students who have either an ACT Math sub-score of at least 28 or an SAT Math sub score of at least 660,

Students are urged to take the assessment online before their NSO, preferably by May 1. The assessment, in addition to practice assessments, can be accessed at However, a student choosing the option of fulfilling the university math requirement via waiver must complete the assessment in a proctored setting at NSO or at one of Michigan State University’s Testing Centers to be eligible for the waiver.

Questions regarding the math placement exam can be emailed to