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Marcus White Hall - Room 128
Fax: 860-832-3753

David LaPierre

lapierredav@ccsu.edu

Administrative Assistant
860-832-2835

Dr. Robin S. Kalder

kalderr@ccsu.edu

Department Chair
860-832-2842

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.

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.

* For information about which Placement test to take, click here: Next Gen Accuplacer

** If your Math SAT score is from BEFORE 2016, click here: Old SAT

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**

ACT Math Score

Class Eligibility

 

QAS score below 200

 

 

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

QAS score 225 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.

QAS score 226-245

500 - 520

18 - 21

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

QAS score 246-275

530 - 570

22 - 23

MATH 102: Applied Algebra

AAF score 226-265

530 - 570

22 - 23

MATH 102: Applied Algebra or 
MATH 103: College Algebra

QAS score 276-300

580 and above

24 - 25 

Any math or statistics courses with MATH 102 as a prerequisite. You are exempt from taking both MATH 099 and MATH 102.

AAF score 266-280

580 and above

24 - 25

Any math or statistics courses with MATH 101 or MATH 103 as a prerequisite EXCEPT for MATH 119. You are exempt from taking both MATH 099 and MATH 102, or MATH 103

AAF score 281-290

620 and above

26 and above

Math or statistics courses with MATH 101, MATH 102, or MATH 103 as a prerequisite, INCLUDING MATH 119. Appropriate course determined by requirements of chosen major.

AAF score 291-300

and permission department chairperson

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

26 and above or AND precalculus or calculus in high school with a grade of B or better

Math or statistics courses with MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 103, or MATH 119, as a prerequisite INCLUDING MATH 152. Appropriate course determined by the requirements of chosen major.

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Advanced Placement Exam credit for Calculus AB (MATH 152)

 

Math or statistics courses with MATH 152 as a prerequisite. Appropriate course 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 MATH 102 or MATH 103.

MATH 101

may take any Math or Stat course with MATH 101 as a prerequisite.

Credit for MATH 105 or STAT 104 and above

may use these courses for the Skill Area II requirement in general education, and may take any Math or Stat course with MATH 101 as a prerequisite.



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