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Mathematics Advisory Exam (MAE) Retest Option



retest option is for new freshmen or transfer students that have not taken a math class at UCR.

 

Starting in May 2017, students that take the MAE at any location in May or June may have a chance to take one part of the MAE a second time. Upon completion of a set preparation objectives, students will be allowed to take one part of the MAE again. Once a student has retaken one part of the MAE, they may not retake any part or parts of the exam again. Math 7A and Math 9A are the highest placements that can be attained on the MAE. Retaking the MAE with one of these placement will not change your placement.

The conditions to become eligible to retake the MAE are as follows (all conditions must be met):

  1. You are a new incoming student (freshmen or transfer) to UCR in Fall 2017.
  2. You take the exam in May or June (at any testing location) prior to your first quarter of matriculation, i.e. you haven't taken any classes at UCR yet.
  3. You must complete a set of Preparation Objectives in an online learning system. Currently, that system is ALEKS and costs $40 to access. These objectives must be completed 2 days before you plan to take the MAE for a second time.
  4. Retakes of the MAE must be completed by the last available retest date in August. No retests will be allowed after the last date posted on the MAE website.

Prep Objectives Details

There are a 7 Objectives total. Student must complete the objectives at the percentages listed below in order to become eligible to retake one part of the MAE. Only one part of the MAE will be taken again to determine a new placement. The higher of the 2 score on that part will be used to determine placement. 

Below is the criteria you must achieve on each objective in order to be eligible to retake one part of the MAE. Which part you are eligible to retake depends on how many objectives you complete and how well you do on those objectives. Your percentage is recorded and determined by the score in the ALEKS gradebook (not via the pie). 

ALEKS PREPARATION OBJECTIVES SCORES RETESTING ELIGIBILITY
If one part of Objectives 1-4 are < 75% Not eligible to retest
If each part of 1-4 is > 75% AND any one part of Objectives 5-7 < 50% (For ARC 35 placements only)
Eligible to retake MAE Part 1 for placement into Math 4 or Math 6A
If each part of Objectives 1-4 is > 75% AND each part of Objectives 5-7 > 50% (For any placement including ARC 35)
Eligible to retaking MAE Part 2 for placement into Math 5, 7A, 9A or 22.
NOTE: If you originally placed into ARC 35 and complete all 7 objectives, then we recommend that you take both parts of the exam. You are not required to do so but it is recommended. Also, students that placed into ARC 35 that complete all 7 Objectives, may opt to only take part 1.

The prep objectives on ALEKS.com will open for registration on May 10, 2017.  The prep modules will be available until August 7, 2017.

COST
There is a cost associated with this opportunity. There is a $40 fee for a 6 week Student Access Code to access ALEKS. This is paid directly to ALEKS via their website. 

There is no additional fee to retake Part 1 OR Part 2 of the MAE. It would be best to retake the MAE prior to coming to Highlander Orientation.


Since ALEKS will close on Monday (8/7/17) and no staff are available over the weekend to reply to emails, the ALEKS prep objectives are now closed. No additional students will be allowed to start the prep objectives. Therefore, students not already in ALEKS will not be allowed to retest.
THESE DATES ARE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS IN FALL 2017 THAT TOOK THE MAE IN MAY OR JUNE OF 2017.
  • These are the only dates that students will be allowed to retest. You must retake the MAE on one of these dates.
  • You must complete the necessary Preparation Objectives at least 2 days before retaking the MAE. Click here to check if you're ready to retest.
  • The part of the MAE that you will retake will be based on how many objectives you completed and your Learned percentage on those objectives.
  • ALL retests will take place at UCR.
  • If you originally placed into ARC 35 and complete all 7 objectives, then we recommend that you take both parts of the exam. You are not required to do so but it is recommended. Also, students that placed into ARC 35 that complete all 7 Objectives, may opt to only take part 1. 

Click on a test date to make a reservation. PLEASE BE ON TIME. If you are late, you will not be able to take the exam and you will need to make another reservation. 

Date
Check In Time
Site
Room
Parking Info
For each date below, Part 2 will be given at 12:50pm and Part 1 will be given at 3:00pm.

Do NOT sign up for a retest if you have not completed at least 4 of the modules in ALEKS.
Click here to check if you're ready to retest.
       

Lot 24 

Parking is $9.00

Only credit cards may be used at campus pay stations.

Pay stations only accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover

 
 Wednesday, August 9, 2017
LAST POSSIBLE DATE FOR A RETEST
Part 2 - 12:50pm
Part 1 - 3:00pm
UCR  MSE 104 

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Academic Resource Center
Room 156, First Floor 380 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-3721
Fax: (951) 827-4543
E-mail: arc@ucr.edu

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