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 participating in New Student Orientation (NSO) Program. Students are urged to take the assessment online, 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 one of MSU’s Testing Centers to be eligible for the waiver. Questions regarding the math placement assessment can be emailed to