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Calculus Requirements

In order to register for Mathematics 131, 141, or 151 one must satisfy any one of the following:

  • A grade of 80 or better on the New York State Sequential III or Math B Regents Examination.
  • A grade of 600 or better on the SAT Mathematics exam.
  • A grade of C- or better in Math 122 (Precalculus).
  • (Math 131 only) A grade of B- or better in Math 115 (College algebra for precalculus).

Placement into a calculus course via the COMPASS mathematics placement exam.
All students registered for Math 122 who have not received a grade of C- or better in Math 115 (College algebra for precalculus) must take the COMPASS math placement exam by the end of the first week of the semester. The results of this test will determine whether or not the student will be required to take an additional workshop and whether or not the student will be transferred to a section of College Algebra for Precalculus.
Math 113 and 114 do not prepare students for calculus; they are designed for nonmathematics and nonscience students who want to take a course in mathematics appreciation or in probability and statistics.

In order to register for Math 131, 132, 141, 142, 143, 151, 152, 158, or 201, a student must pass the appropriate prerequisite course with a grade of C-or better. This requirement will be enforced vigorously; it can be waived only upon approval of the department Chair.

Students who have received advanced placement credit for a calculus course cannot receive credit for Math 110, Math 115 (Math 190.3) or Math 122.


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