The Mathematics Proficiency Assessment (MPA) is administered to students wishing to obtain an Associate Degree from Santa Monica College who have not completed Math 18, 20, 32, or other qualifying options. The test is administered on a walk-in basis in the Assessment Center during normal testing hours.

Requirements

- Completion of a minimum of 30 Associate in Arts Degree applicable semester units. The Assessment Center will verify this at the time of sign-up by reviewing Cumulative Units Completed indicated on the Santa Monica College transcript and other scanned college transcripts.
- Retesting for the Mathematics Proficiency Assessment is limited to one time only after waiting period of eight (8) weeks after the first test was taken. Additional retesting will not be provided under any circumstances.
- Failing the test will necessitate the completion of Math 18, 20, 32 and any relevant prerequisites.

- SMC Math Assessment Preparation Resources

Review the following sections: Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra Sample Questions, COMPASS Self-Assessment Modules, and Online COMPASS ALGEBRA. - The ACCUPLACER Sample Questions for Students guide contains sample questions you may use to help prepare for the test. However, the sample questions may not be fully indicative of the contents of the test.
- ACCUPLACER Study Guide from the Study Guide Zone

This guide provides excellent examples of the questions you will see in the ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra test. - You are advised to review on your own and go to websites such as math.com or PurpleMath.com or the Khan Academy for additional practice problems.