Entrance Assessment

You must complete your MTECH application before taking the assessment. Please visit the MTECH Student Portal if you have not already done so. The last entrance assessment is administered two hours before closing.

Most MTECH programs require meeting skill level requirements on the Entrance Assessment prior to registration. The Entrance Assessment measures your reading comprehension and basic math skill levels. This aids in ensuring you are adequately prepared for the basic reading and math principles that will be used in the program you decide to enroll in.

How to waive the Entrance Assessment

The Entrance Assessment may be waived by bringing a copy of external testing or alternative documentation to the testing center for approval. Counselors, Student Services, and Testing Proctors can help determine if the external testing or alternative documentation meets the specific program admission requirements. View program admission requirements here. The entrance assessment may also be waived by emailing the required documentation to transcripts@mtec.edu.

Entrance Assessment Info
  • Photo ID required to test.
  • The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about 2 hours.
  • All Entrance Assessments must begin a minimum 2 hours prior to closing.
  • Additional prerequisites may be required for specific programs.
  • If your assessment score is lower than the minimum allowed for your program, you will be provided a customized study guide, based on the elements you missed and need to improve.
  • Study the identified areas and then you  can retake the assessment.
  • There is a waiting period of 1 day after the first attempt, 2 days after the second attempt, and 3 days after the third attempt.

Frequently asked questions

You do not need to schedule a time. Come in anytime during our business hours.

You’ll need to apply to Mtech first, then bring a photo ID. We’ll provide everything else you need!

It varies on each person, but generally we say about 2 hours. However, there is no time limit to how long you take the test.

It doesn’t matter which location you come to. Come to any of our test centers!

For our Lehi, Provo, and Spanish Fork campuses:
Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm and Friday’s 8am-2pm

For Orem:
Monday-Friday 8am-2pm

There isn’t a study guide currently. We have you come in and take the test first and if you don’t pass, it’ll auto-populate a study guide for you!

There are 2 sections on the test- a reading portion and a math portion. There are 16 questions for each section.

The reading portion you’ll read “work” documents and answer questions about those.

The Math portion tests your knowledge on workplace Math. Math you would use at an ordinary workplace.
We also provide a formula sheet, scratch paper, and a calculator.

If you don’t pass, we’ll give you a study guide, and you can come back and retake it. We generally have you wait a 1-3 days to retake depending on how many times you’ve retaken it.

Currently, there are no set limits. Most will pass on either their 1st or 2nd try.

  • English 10 (or higher) with a C or higher and Secondary Math II with a C or higher. This has to be within the last 5 years
  • ACT scores with a 19 or higher in both Reading and Math. Also has to be within the last 5 years
  • College transcripts with a C or higher in both English and Math
  • College degree
  • Accuplacer with at least 70%

Yes, all tests need to be taken at one of our testing centers. We don’t have any options to test remotely.

Please reach out to us personally at testcenter@mtec.edu and we can talk with you about options.

Each program varies with what score you need. You can view your programs specific requirements at this link: https://mtec.edu/admission-requirements/

We want you to feel confident and calm while testing

The MTECH testing center serves to validate and enhance the learning of students. We provide a safe test-taking environment for our students and community members.

Questions? Call 801-753-4110 or email testcenter@mtec.edu

Lehi Testing Center

Building A
2301 West Ashton Blvd
Lehi, UT 84043
Room 107 (Main Building)

  • Monday – Thursday 8 am – 7 pm
  • Friday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday Closed
Spanish Fork Testing Center

Building A
693 West  1210 South
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Room 213

  • Monday – Thursday 8 am – 7 pm
  • Friday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday Closed
Provo Testing Center

125 N 100 W St
Provo, UT 84601

  • Monday – Thursday 8 am – 7 pm
  • Friday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday Closed

*Last entrance assessment administered 2 hours before closing
*Last test administered 1 hour before closing