Each semester 25-35% of Math 101 students receive D's or F's for final grades. Understanding that Math 101 is a preparatory course for college level math makes that a concerning number.
Students who are thinking about taking Math 101 or who have already enrolled should ask of themselves the following questions:
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may consider taking one of the sections of Math 101 offered through the Math Academic Learning Center.
This is not an easier course, but it offers more support for the struggling math student.
These courses are not listed in the Class Schedule so that students with the greatest need will fill these seats. If you are interested, you need to make an appointment with one of our professors. This can be done by coming to the Academic Learning front desk on the second floor of the library or by calling 496-1158. Please remember that these courses are reserved for those students in need. They should not be taken simply for scheduling convenience.
Students already enrolled in a Math 101 class may transfer to our sections as long as they do it before the deadline. Some students wait until they fail the first test in 101. At that point it is too late in the semester. You need to make a decision based on your past math experiences. Thus, if math has always been a struggle, this is the course for you. The transfer deadline is one week after the beginning of the semester for fall and winter, and by the second class period for summer terms.
There are still ways to get help--
Make sure to use these excellent resources available to you. You do not want to become a statistic at the end of the semester like the ones mentioned above, and you don't want to waste anymore time getting into your college level math requirements.