Other than a student’s major, only the following conditions will exempt a student from the exam:
Receiving a score of 3, 4 or 5 on either the AB or BC Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. This gives credit for either Math 9A (if you took AB) or Math 9A & 9B (if you took BC).
Have transferable college credit
at the Pre-Calculus (Math 5 at UCR) level or higher from an accredited institution of higher education
Passing score of 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Math Exam.
Just taking an AP Calculus class in high school does not earn an exemption. In order to be exempt from the MAE, you’ll need to take the Calculus AP class, and then take the Calculus AP exam (either AB or BC) and earn a score of 3 or higher.
AP or IB results may not get to UCR prior to you attending orientation and registering for classes. The safest thing to do is the take the MAE anyway. If you recieve a passing score on the AP or IB, the result of those exams will override the result of the MAE.