Mount Vernon Nazarene University
The Trigonometry Proficiency Exam (TPE) must be taken by students in several MVNU major programs to determine if the student knows enough trigonometry to enter courses in which this knowledge is critical to pass the course. Examples include Calculus II (MAT2034) and General Physics I with Laboratory (PHY2014G). Students will be instructed by the Department if they need to take the TPE for their chosen degree program. All new students indicating majors in which the TPE is required will be notified to take the exam at the summer orientation. If a student missed the summer orientation or changes their major, then the student will need to take the TPE during the academic year by contacting the MVNU Testing Center on the third floor of the library. The TPE is not a credit bearing exam and passing the TPE does not earn credit for the MVNU course Trigonometry (MAT1013g).