Title: Acceptance and Placement of Students with Regards to Mathematics
Date of Inception: March 2, 1999
1. Any student who receives transfer credit for a mathematics course toward the fulfillment of the LAC (Liberal Arts Core) requirement in mathematics, or credit for a course equivalent to Math 099, may register for any 100-level mathematics course (see table below for suggested course placement). No math placement test is required.
2. Any student who does not receive transfer credit for a mathematics course toward the fulfillment of the LAC requirement in mathematics, nor credit for a course equivalent to Math 099, but does have a current SAT and/or ACT score (less than five years old) will be accepted according to the following scale:
* SAT Math = 340 - 430: Foundations Math acceptance; current Foundations policies apply.
* SAT Math = 440 - 470: Regular acceptance with regards to mathematics, assuming that high school record includes C or better in Algebra I and II.
* SAT Math = 480 or better: Regular acceptance with regards to mathematics, regardless of high school record. No math placement test is required.
3. Any student who does not receive transfer credit for a mathematics course toward the fulfillment of the LAC requirement in mathematics, or credit for a course equivalent to Math 099, and does not have a current SAT and/or ACT score (less than five years old), but is admitted to the university through the university's admission policy for students over twenty-one (21) years of age has two options.
* Option l: Take the mathematics placement exam ONCE, prior to completion of their first major semester and prior to registering for any mathematics course. This exam will be used to determine whether a student is allowed to register for a credit-bearing Mathematics course, or if they must first complete Math 099, Foundations Algebra.
* Option 2: Elect to skip the mathematics placement exam, at which point this student must successfully complete Math 099, Foundations Algebra, before registering for a credit-bearing mathematics course.
Regardless of which option is chosen, all students placed into Foundations Mathematics will be required to register for the Math 099 course no later than their first major semester following the placement exam (or during their first major semester if option 2 is selected). No student is allowed more than two attempts to pass Math 099.
Note: The following table provides regularly admitted students with a suggested starting point in mathematics at Charleston Southern. A regularly admitted student may register for any mathematics course numbered in the 100's. Students wishing to register for mathematics courses numbered 200 and above without the suggested prerequisite coursework should contact the mathematics department to determine their preparedness for the desired course.
SAT Math: 440 - 530: Math 111
SAT Math: 540 - 600: Math 121
SAT Math: 610 or above: Math 219 (Business Calculus) or Math 221 (Calculus 1)
Students majoring in Communications and Theatre, Criminal. Justice, English, History, Humanities and Fine Arts, Music, Political Science, Religion, Social Science, Spanish, and Youth Ministry should take Math 105 to satisfy their LAC (Liberal Arts Core) requirement in mathematics (unless the minor requires Math 111).
Students majoring in Mathematics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics (Engineering Dual- Degree), Chemistry and Biochemistry should consult with their advisors and/or the mathematics department to ensure they are prepared for the mathematics courses needed for these majors.
The above policy clarification has been recommended by the Mathematics Department, the Evening College, and the Enrollment Management Division and approved by the Deans' Council.
This revision was approved by the Provost on April 24, 2003.