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MAT 120 - Quanatitative Reasoning Proficiency Exam

For more information contact:
Özlem Elgün

Please send an email inquiry. We will respond promptly.

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

To schedule a Proficiency Exam for MAT 120 contact: Özlem Elgün at oelgun@depaul.edu


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 MAT 120

If you feel you already know the material in MAT 120, it is possible to take a proficiency exam to test out of this course. The testing guidelines are as follows:

Guide for MAT 120

As part of MAT 120, 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.

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%)