- The CMPT is REQUIRED of all new students, regardless of AP, transfer, or Bridge credit.
- The CMPT is used to meet the prerequisites in MATH 1010, 1020, 1040, 1060, 1150, STAT 2220, 2300, CH 1010, and ENGR 1020.
- Please see View/Interpret Score for a detailed list of these courses, their descriptions and prerequisites.
- The CMPT is an online placement exam, using ALEKS (Assessment and LEAarning in Knowledge Spaces). It is an adaptive exam, consisting of approximately 25 - 35 questions.
- The CMPT is to be completed prior to the student's orientation for those matriculating in the fall and at least one week prior to the start of classes for the spring and summer sessions. You must take the CMPT before your orientation session in order to register for the correct math class.
- The CMPT may be taken up to 3 times. The highest score received will be used for placement. Attempt one may be taken at home with NO outside resources. Attempts two and three, if needed, must be taken in a proctored environment at Clemson University. To sign up to take it for the second or third time, click the Go To ALEKS link in the above menu.
- After taking the test for the first time, students will have access to ALEKS learning modules. We strongly recommend you work through some of these before taking the test again. These modules are designed to refresh students mathematical skills. ALEKS placement is an adaptive test. Once students complete their first assessment, ALEKS will suggest where to start in the learning modules. Students have free access to the learning modules for 6 months. The 6 month access to the learning modules begins once the student first accesses them. ALEKS may trigger an assessment while the student is working through the modules. This is so the software can assess student progress. It does NOT count as one of the permitted 3 attempts.
- Students will have 3 hours to complete the exam. The average completion time is 2 hours. If you have a letter from Clemson's Student Accessibility Services that supports special testing accommodations, and you think you will need more than 3 hours to take the test, please email Dr. Jennifer Van Dyken, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students who are no longer eligible to take the exam should contact Ms. Connie McClain, email@example.com. Include your Clemson ID number and username.