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Remedial Requirements/Course Placement Guidelines

English

ACT below 19 and CPT below 70 - Required enrollment in 0123 Fundamentals of Eng.

ACT above 18 or CPT above 69 - Recommended enrollment in 1113 English Comp. I

0123 Fundamentals of English

Students must earn an “S” grade (equivalent to “C” or better) to satisfy the remedial English requirement.  College credit is not awarded for zero level courses, but the hours are counted in the enrollment total for financial aid and intercollegiate sports qualification.  Grades of “S” and “U” will not affect the overall grade-point average or retention/graduation grade-point average.  At the successful completion of this course, students will take 1113 English Composition as their next English course.

1113 English Composition I

College credit is awarded for this required general education course.

Mathematics

0114 Fundamentals of Algebra I

Students must earn an “S” grade (equivalent to “C” or better) to satisfy the remedial mathematics requirement.  College credit is not awarded for zero level courses, but the hours are counted in the enrollment total for financial aid and intercollegiate sports qualification.  Grades of “S” and “U” will not affect the overall grade-point average or retention/graduation grade-point average.

0133 Fundamentals of Algebra II

College credit is not awarded for this course. It may not be used to meet requirements of the major, minor, or general education. This course is required to clear a math deficiency in majors that require College Algebra. Students must earn an “S” grade (equivalent to “C” or better) to satisfy the remedial mathematics requirement.  College credit is not awarded for zero level courses, but the hours are counted in the enrollment total for financial aid and intercollegiate sports qualification.  Grades of “S” and “U” will not affect the overall grade-point average or retention/graduation grade-point average.

0154 Essentials of Mathematics

Students must achieve the placement test score necessary to place out of this class (equivalent to “C” or better) after completing learning modules to satisfy the remedial mathematics requirement.  College credit is not awarded for zero level courses, but the hours are counted in the enrollment total for financial aid and intercollegiate sports qualification.  This course may not be used to meet requirements of the major, minor, or general education.

1143 Math Concepts and 1153 Math Applications

College credit is awarded for this course, and it may be used to meet requirements of the general education program.  Students and their advisors must refer to the major degree plans outlined in the catalog.  The course also may be used as general elective credit when students complete higher-level mathematics courses.

1513 College Algebra

College credit is awarded for this general education course.  It may be used to meet requirements of the major, minor, or general education.

Placement Guidelines for Mathematics

For students to succeed in passing their SWOSU general education mathematics requirements, it is crucial that their course placements do not exceed their current abilities. The following guidelines reflect Regents’ policy and Mathematics Department experience regarding best placement for student success. Unsure students should strongly consider enrolling in a lower-level course for extra preparation.

Required general education courses for most programs are either Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Applications, College Algebra, or a higher-level course. Mathematical Concepts and Mathematical Applications are not intended to further prepare students for other mathematics courses.

Students with a math deficiency:

  • Are required to pass Fundamentals of Algebra I before enrolling in a Gen. Ed. requirement. Passing Fundamentals of Algebra I is sufficient preparation for Mathematical Concepts and Mathematical Applications.
  • Are required to follow Fundamentals of Algebra I with Fundamentals of Algebra II before enrolling in College Algebra.

CLEP examinations are available for college credit in MATH 1143, 1513 and 1613. Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores can also be considered for college credit.

ACT MathCPT ScoreCourse Options (Comments)
Below 19 NONE or 0-74 0114 Fundamentals of Algebra I (Required)
Below 19 75-Above 0133 Fundamentals of Algebra II (required before taking 1513 College Algebra)
1143 Math Concepts (if allowed by major)
1153 Math Applications (if allowed by major)
19-21 Consults with the Math Department regarding higher CPT scores, or if there are questions. 0133 Fundamentals of Algebra II (recommended before taking 1513 College Algebra)
1143 Math Concepts (if allowed by major)
1153 Math Applications (if allowed by major)
1513 College Algebra (allowed, not recommended)
22-24 Consults with the Math Department regarding higher CPT scores, or if there are questions. 1143 Math Concepts (if allowed by major)
1153 Math Applications (if allowed by major)
0133 Fundamentals of Algebra II (for extra preparation before taking 1513 College Algebra)
1513 College Algebra (appropriate for ACT score)
25-Above 1143 Math Concepts (if allowed by major)
1153 Math Applications (if allowed by major)
1513 College Algebra (or higher, see below)
2823 Applied Calculus
1613 College Trigonometry
3413 Statistical Methods 1