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I'm a transfer student who received an MDTP email?

alwaysbored123alwaysbored123 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
Do I have to take it? The email states that I have to register for it before June 30th. What is it even? When I try to click the "register now" it won't let me because it's not a hyperlink.

Replies to: I'm a transfer student who received an MDTP email?

  • CPPNinjaCPPNinja Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    CPP has a process that directs you to the appropriate math class given how good you are in math. The MDTP is a 45 question test, mostly algebra, geometry and trig. Sample test questions are on-line, just use google. It is pretty straight-forward stuff. Contact CPP if you are having trouble registering for it. They can help you. I missed my MDTP date in June, but me and about 30 other new students took it at CPP Freshman Orientation on July 10th. My score allowed me into a decent calculus-level class.
  • dling4dling4 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    how did you take it during orientation? did you just leave, or did you informed them that you needed to take the MDTP? Also, does the orientation still count if you leave it to take the MDTP?
  • LAHopefulLAHopeful Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    I'm a transfer student too and also confused by the MDTP and if I had to take it. For my major I need to take MAT 120 (Calculus for life science) and the prereq for it is MAT 105, but I took a math analysis series at my CCC that counts as transfer credit for 105 according to assist.org. After I got the email I read somewhere online not to worry about it if it wasn't on my "to do" list on MyCPP, it wasn't so I ignored the emails. Then the day of the registration deadline I saw that it popped up on my to do list but I couldn't register in time, probably would've bombed the test anyway since I didn't prepare for it at all (last took a math class a few years ago so I'm rusty)
  • futureSLOgradfutureSLOgrad Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    @CPPNinja during orientation they have a time in the itinerary to take the exam. I personally didn't take the exam, but other students did get called up to take it at the appropriate time
  • LAHopefulLAHopeful Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    @futureSLOgrad did you have an idea why you didn't have to take the MDTP? Did your CC math classes transfer over or is it that your major didn't require certain math classes?
  • futureSLOgradfutureSLOgrad Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    I took up to Calculus 2. The mdtp is for precalculus, algebra, and stats i believe
  • futureSLOgradfutureSLOgrad Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    Okay, so I just opened up my guidebook that I recieved at the orientation it says: all students entering the csu system must take the entry level math test (elm) and then it has some exemptions. For the MDPT it days its for courses the student is hoping to place into -precalculus, and math analysis. I'm above those math courses which is why I don't have to take it
  • LAHopefulLAHopeful Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Cool, thanks for the info. I took math analysis at CC and thought that was enough to place me into calc but maybe not.
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