- Should I take MATH 1101 (Intro to Math Modeling) or MATH 1111 (College Algebra)?
Generally speaking, students who are non-STEM majors should take MATH 1101 and STEM majors should take MATH 1111 followed by MATH 1112 (Trigonometry) unless the test score places a student into a higher-level math class (Pre-Calculus or Calculus).
There are exceptions to the above rule, so please check with your advisor or the Math department if you are not sure which course you should take.
- Do I have to take the learning support co-requisite class (MATH 0998A, MATH 0998B, or MATH 0999B) together my MATH 1101 or MATH 1111?
Unless you are exempt from the learning support co-requisite class based on your SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer (Elementary Algebra or NextGen) test score, or a previous mathematics course grade, all students who are taking MATH 1101 or 1111 must also be registered for the learning support co-requisite class.
- What is the difference between MATH 0998A and MATH 0998B?
Both MATH 0998A and MATH 0998B are co-requisite learning support courses that can be taken concurrently with MATH 1101. They have different amounts of credit hours (three vs. two) associated, based on the level of support students may need.
For students with placement scores (SAT, ACT, Accuplacer) that indicate the need for additional learning support, or with no placement scores available at all, the three-hour MATH 0998A is required. Students who are in learning support, but with higher test scores take the two-hour MATH 0998B.
- Do I need to retake the learning support class (MATH 0998A/B or MATH 0999B) if I fail my area A2 math course (MATH 1101 or MATH 1111), but receive a passing grade in learning support?
Yes. According to the policy established by the University System of Georgia, students must repeat BOTH the college level math class (MATH 1101 or MATH 1111) AND learning support if they fail the college level class, regardless of their grades in the learning support class.
- Do I need to retake the learning support class (MATH 0998A/B or MATH 0999B) if I pass my area A2 math course (MATH 1101 or MATH 1111), but receive a failing grade in learning support?
No. If a student passes the college level course (MATH 1101 or 1111), he or she exits learning support and does not need to retake the co-requisite classes.
However, it is critically important that students realize this is very unlikely to occur. Rarely do students fail the learning support class while succeed in the college level course. It is to your benefit to take full advantage of the opportunities offered in the support courses (and other resources on campus, such as the Center for Academic Success), so you can maximize your chance of success.
- What are the minimum SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer scores for exemption from MATH 0998A/B while taking MATH 1101?
If a student has at least an SAT Math (Recentered) score of 430, an ACT Math score of 18, or an Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of 70, he or she is exempt from co-requisite learning support for MATH 1101.
- What are the minimum SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer scores for exemption from MATH 0998A/B while taking MATH 1111?
If a student has at least an SAT Math recentered score of 480, an ACT Math score of 20, or an Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of 90, he or she is exempt from co-requisite learning support for MATH 1111.
- When must a student take MATH 0998A instead of MATH 0998B?
If a student is taking MATH 1101 and not exempt from learning support, he or she must take MATH 0998A (three-hour support) instead of 0998B (two-hour support) if there is no placement score available, or the placement score is below the following minimum required for MATH 0998B:
SAT Math (Recentered): 400
ACT Math: 17
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra: 55