LSP 120 - Mathematical and Technological Literacy I (MTL I)
Proficiency Exam

For more information contact:

Ozlem Elgun Tillman

Please send an email inquiry. We will respond promptly.

LSP 120 Proficiency exam is now administered online. Due to the complexity of administering online tests and a high volume of requests at the beginning of the quarter, we are only able to administer these tests to graduating seniors during the two-week period before and the two weeks after the start of each quarter.

Therefore, if you are enrolled in LSP 120 and are seriously interested in taking the proficiency exam, but you are not a graduating senior, unfortunately we are unable to offer it to you two weeks before and two weeks after the start of the quarter. Your options therefore are: 1) take the LSP 120 class or 2) drop the class and schedule to take the proficiency exam after the first two weeks of the quarter.

Proficiency exams will only be offered Monday through Friday 9 am through 5 pm CST, subject to the availability of time slots.

LSP 120  Proficiency Exam Administration Schedule for Autumn 2020 Quarter

8/21/2020  to  9/22/2020

9AM – 5PM, subject to availability of time slot

9/23/2020  to  12/18/2020

9AM – 5PM, subject to availability of time slot

Graduating Seniors



All other students

 Not Available


 To request scheduling an online Proficiency Exam for LSP 120 contact: Özlem Elgün at


The purpose of the MTL courses at DePaul University is to help students to become confident and critical users of quantitative information.  These courses address the growing need for quantitative and computer literacy in the face of an enormous expansion in the use of quantitative methods and information in the social and physical sciences as well as daily life.


Testing Out of MTL I


If you feel you already know the material in MTL I, it is possible to take a proficiency exam to test out of this course. If you feel that you also know the material in MTL II, you may take a separate proficiency exam to test out of MTL II.  The testing guidelines are as follows:


Study  Guide for MTL I


As part of MTL I, you are expected to be proficient in the following math concepts and Excel skills.  To assist you in your review, we have attached notes and practice questions along with the percentage of problems covering that topic on the exam. 


Topic Notes Practice
Absolute and Relative Quantities
  & Basic Excel Skills (42%)
Creating Effective Graphs (7%)
Linear Modeling - Trendlines (17%)
Exponential Modeling (12%)

Savings Accounts (Compound Interest)

  & APY (10%)


CPI (12%)