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   Prerequisite information for lower division Mathematics classes

 Abbreviations:

Abbreviation

Description

Score range

"Age" limit

ACT

ACT Math score

1 - 36

Less than 3 years old

AP

Advanced Placement Calculus exam, either AB (differential calculus)or BC level (integral calculus)

0 - 5

None

CBE

Credit by Exam; credit for a Math class is granted by the Mathematics Department.

0 - 100

None

CLEP

College Level Examination Program, through the College Board.

1 - 100

None

GRE

Graduate Record Exam, used for entrance into Graduate School.  The Quantitative score is used for Math placement.

1 - 800

Less than 3 years old

IB

International Baccalaureate

0 - 7

None

MPE

ACT's Compass exam, College Board's AccuPlacer, or the University of Wyoming online exam

0 - 5 (adjusted)

Less than 1 year old

SAT

SAT Math score

200 - 800

Less than 3 years old

 Exams that give college credit:

Test

Specific Exam

Minimum Score

Math credit granted

AP

Calculus AB

3

4 credits of Math 2200 Calculus 1

Calculus BC

3

4 credits of Math 2200 Calculus 1 + 4 credits of Math 2205 Calculus 2

CLEP

College Algebra

50

3 credits of Math 1400 College Algebra

Precalculus

61

5 credits of Math 1450 Algebra & Trig

Calculus

50

4 credits of Math 2200 Calculus 1

IB

Advanced Math SL

4

4 credits of Math 2200 Calculus 1 + 4 credits of Math 2205 Calculus 2

Math Methods

4

5 credits of Math 1450 Algebra & Trig

Math SL

4

5 credits of Math 1450 Algebra & Trig

Math HL

4

4 credits of Math 2200 Calculus 1 + 4 credits of Math 2205 Calculus 2

Math Studies

4

3 credits of Math elective, which counts as satisfying the QA requirement.  This is treated as credit for Math 1000.

    

Specific Lower Division Class Prerequisite Information

Math 0900 LC: Pre-Algebra

  • There is no prerequisite for this class, so anyone can take it without any exam or class.

 

Math 0921 LC: Algebra I

Note: this is the same class as Math 0920 at Wyoming Community Colleges

  • ACT: 21 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 1 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 0900 LC: Pre-Algebra, minimum grade of C
  • Math 0921 LC: Basics of Algebra, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in any Math class numbered 0925 or higher (except 2800)

 

Math 0925 LC: Algebra II

Note: this is the same class as Math 0930 at Wyoming Community Colleges

  • ACT: 21 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 2 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 0921 LC: Basics of Algebra, minimum grade of C
  • Math 0925 LC: Algebra Review, minimum grade of D
  • Stat 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics, minimum grade of C
  • Stat 2070 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences, minimum grade of C
  • D or better in any Math class numbered 1000 or higher (except 2800)

 

Math 1000 Problem Solving

  • ACT: 21 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 2 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 0921 LC: Basics of Algebra, minimum grade of C
  • Math 0925 LC: Algebra Review, minimum grade of D
  • Math 1000 Problem Solving, minimum grade of D
  • Stat 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics, minimum grade of C
  • Stat 2070 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences, minimum grade of C
  • D or better in any Math class numbered 1050 or higher (except 2800)

 

Math 1050 Finite Math

  • ACT: 26 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 4 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 1000 Problem Solving, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1050 Finite Math, minimum grade of D
  • Math 1105 Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1400 College Algebra, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1450 Algebra & Trig, minimum grade of C
  • D or better in Math 1405 or any Math class numbered 2120 or higher (except 2800)

 

Math 1100 Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers

  • ACT: 21 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 2 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 0921 LC: Basics of Algebra, minimum grade of C
  • Math 0925 LC: Algebra Review, minimum grade of D
  • Math 1000 Problem Solving, minimum grade of D
  • Math 1100 Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers, minimum grade of D
  • Stat 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics, minimum grade of C
  • Stat 2070 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences, minimum grade of C
  • D or better in any Math class numbered 1050 or higher (except 2800)

 

Math 1105 Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 1100 Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1105 Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers, minimum grade of D
  • Math 2120 Geometry and Measurement for Elementary School Teachers, minimum grade of D

 

Math 1400 College Algebra

  • ACT: 23 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 3 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 0925 LC: Algebra Review, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1400 College Algebra, minimum grade of D
  • Math 1450 Algebra & Trigonometry, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 1405 or any Math class numbered 2200 or higher (except 2800)


Math 1405 Trigonometry

  • ACT: 25 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 4 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 1400 College Algebra, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1405 Trigonometry, minimum grade of D
  • Math 1450 Algebra & Trigonometry, minimum grade of C
  • D or better in any Math class numbered 2200 or higher (except 2800)

 

Math 1450 Algebra & Trigonometry

  • ACT: 23 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 3 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 0925 LC: Algebra Review, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1400 College Algebra, minimum grade of D
  • Math 1450 Algebra & Trigonometry, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 1405 or any Math class numbered 2200 or higher (except 2800)

 

Math 2120 Geometry and Measurement for Elementary School Teachers

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 1105 Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2120 Geometry and Measurement for Elementary School Teachers, minimum grade of D

 

Math 2200 Calculus I

  • ACT: 27 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 1405 Trigonometry, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1450 Algebra & Trigonometry, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2200 Calculus I, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in any Math class numbered 2205 or higher (except 2350, 2355, or 2800)

 

Math 2205 Calculus II

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 2200 Calculus I, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2205 Calculus II, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 2210, 2310, 2850, 3310, or appropriate Math class numbered 4000 or higher

 

Math 2210 Calculus III

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 2205 Calculus II, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2210 Calculus III, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 2310, 2850, 3310, or appropriate Math class numbered 4000 or higher

 

Math 2250 Elementary Linear Algebra

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 2200 Calculus I, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2350 Business Calculus, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2250 Elementary Linear Algebra, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 2205, 2210, 2300, 2310, 2355, or appropriate Math class numbered 2850 or higher

 

Math 2300 Discrete Structures

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 2200 Calculus I, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2350 Business Calculus, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2300 Discrete Structures, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 2205, 2210, 2250, 2310, 2355, or any Math class numbered 2850 or higher

 

Math 2310 Applied Differential Equations I

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 2205 Calculus II, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2310 Applied Differential Equations I, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 2210, or appropriate Math class numbered 2850 or higher

 

Math 2350 Business Calculus

  • ACT: 26 - 36
  • SAT: 600 - 800
  • MPE: 4 - 5
  • GRE: 650 - 800
  • Math 1400 College Algebra, minimum grade of C
  • Math 1450 Algebra & Trigonometry, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2350 Business Calculus, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 1405, 2200, 2205, 2210, 2250, 2300, 2310 or any Math class numbered 2850 or higher

 

Math 2355 Mathematical Applications for Business

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 2200 Calculus I, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2350 Business Calculus, minimum grade of C
  • Math 2355 Mathematical Applications for Business, minimum grade of D
  • D or better in Math 2205, 2210, 2250, 2300, 2310, or any Math class numbered 2850 or higher

 

Math 2800 Mathematics Major Seminar

  • There is no prerequisite for this class, so anyone can take it without any exam or class.

 

Math 2850 Putnam Team Seminar

  • ACT: none
  • SAT: none
  • MPE: none
  • GRE: none
  • Math 2205 Calculus II, minimum grade of C
  • D or better in Math 2210, 2310, or appropriate Math class numbered 3000 or higher

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