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Mathematics General Education Requirements

Important Information for Incoming Students About Mathematics Requirements at CCSU

If you have placed into MATH 099, you are required to pass this course with at least a C- within your first 24 earned credits at any CSU institution.

All CCSU students are required to complete at least two courses in Skill Area II beyond Intermediate Algebra (MATH 101).

There are different mathematics course requirements for each major. You'll learn more about this during your Advising and Orientation Program. Your SAT Math score is used to determine your eligibility for your first math course. If you believe you are prepared for a higher level math course than your SAT Math score indicates, you may choose to take the Math Placement Exam through The Learning Center at CCSU.

For transfer students: Eligibility will be determined by your transcript. If you have no Math or Statistics credit, or recent (within the last two years) SAT Math scores, you must take the Mathematics Placement Exam.

 

This chart determines eligibility for mathematics courses based on your SAT Math Test score and/or placement test score. 


Placement Test Score

SAT Math Score

NEW SAT Math Score

ACT Math Score

Class Eligibility

10-11

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Advised to take a community college pre-algebra course prior to MATH 099

12-16

450 or below

490 or below

17 or below

MATH 099: Elementary Algebra Review of fundamental algorithms of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and elementary algebra.

17-19

460 to 490

500 to 520

18 to 21

MATH 099: Elementary Algebra -OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO TAKE- MATH 102 Combination a course that combines the content of MATH 099 with the content of MATH 102

20-29

500 to 540

530 to 570

22 to 23

MATH 102: Applied Algebra or MATH 103: College Algebra

30-39

550 and above

580 and above

24 to 25 

Math or statistics courses with MATH 101, MATH 102, or MATH 103 as prerequisite (which may be determined by requirements of chosen major). You are exempt from taking both MATH 099 and MATH 102, or MATH 103 

40-49

600 and above with precalculus or calculus in high school with a grade of B or better.

620 and above with precalculus or calculus in high school with a grade of B or better.

26 and above

Math or statistics courses with MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 103 or MATH 119 as prerequisite, which may be determined by requirements of chosen major.

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Advanced Placement exam credit for Calculus AB (equivalent to MATH 152)

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Math or statistics courses with MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 103, or MATH 119, or MATH 152 as prerequisite, which may be determined by the requirements of chosen major.




For Transfer Students:

If your transcript shows... :

Then you... :

No Math, STAT, or SAT credit

must take the Mathematics Placement Exam.

Credit for MATH 099 only

should take MATH 102 or MATH 103, depending upon your planned major, as soon as possible.

Credit for MATH 1XX Only

should contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences to determine whether or not you need to take the Mathematics Placement Exam.

Credit for MATH 099 and MATH 1XX only            

should contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences to determine whether or not you need MATH 102 or MATH 103.

MATH 101

may take any Level 3 general education course.

Credit for MATH 105 or above

may use these courses to fulfill the general education requirement and possibly specific requirements for your major.

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