Mathematics Department

AP Test Credit BYU-Idaho Equivalent

AP scores must be on an official Advanced Placement transcript.
Scores on high school transcripts will not be accepted. Students who
complete an AP exam with a score of 3 or above may receive University
credit in that subject area according to the following list:

Calculus AB : FDMAT112

Calculus BC:  FDMAT112,  MATH 113
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Earned credit hours will be posted as CLEP credit with a "P" grade.
Such credit may not be converted to a letter grade or correlated with
an existing BYU-Idaho course.  Students may receive University credit for CLEP exams as specified
by the following list:
College Algebra Minimum Score 50  receives credit for FDMAT 110
Precalculus Minimum Score 50 receives credit for FDMAT 110/ MATH 111 or MATH 109
Transfer Students with Degrees
Transfer students who have been awarded an Associate Degree (not
including Applied Associate Degrees) from a regionally-accredited
college or university will be viewed as having met most of the
Foundations requirements for a Bachelor's Degree. However,
transfer students are still responsible to meet all other graduation and
university requirements, including courses that are deemed essential
to the BYU-Idaho experience. Courses for students who have not
completed a transfer Associate Degree will be evaluated on a courseby-
course basis. Transfer Associate Degrees that do not include a
broad liberal arts curriculum may be evaluated on a course-by-course
Change of Major

Students are encouraged to select a major early in their academic
program to effectively plan towards graduation. Students change
majors by going to the Career and Academic Advising Center or
through the assigned Academic Advising Satellite Center. Students
should carefully assess the impact of the major change by utilizing
the Degree Audit report and conferring with their faculty mentor.
Previously approved waivers and substitutions may possibly not
transfer to a newly selected major because of the individuality of the
major requirements.
Students with 60 or more earned credits will not be allowed to
change a major without submitting a petition to the Academic
Standards Committee. The petition must illustrate the ability to
effi ciently complete the newly selected major. An attached graduation
plan indicating the remaining courses and planned schedule is
required. To petition a change of major with over 60 credits earned,
students should contact the Career and Academic Advising Center.


Audit Classes
Departments have the right to refuse to allow students to audit individual
courses. The Department Chair must report all courses that
students may not audit to the Student Records & Registration Offi ce.
Audit restrictions will remain in effect until they are removed by the
Department Chair.
Students must first register for the class for credit and then contact
the Student Records & Registration Offi ce to change the course to
audit. Generally students may not audit a Foundations course.
Tuition for audit classes is assessed on the same basis as for credit
classes. Students may not change class status from credit to audit
or from audit to credit after the deadline to drop a course without
earning a "W."


Vertical Credit
Subject to Department Chair approval, students who have earned a
grade of "C" or better in a class taken at BYU-Idaho for which there
are prerequisite course(s) they have not taken, may be given credit
and a "pass" grade for the prerequisite course(s). To apply, students
must consult the appropriate Department Chair. If approved, an
application may be picked up at the Student Records and Registration
Offi ce where a credit fee will be assessed. The fee is $15 for 0.5
to 3.0 credits, with an additional $5 per credit thereafter. Although
vertical credit counts toward total credit requirements for graduation,
no grade is given toward GPA computation.


Incomplete Grades

An incomplete grade ("I") is a conditional grade only granted under
the following circumstances:
1. Extenuating circumstances (serious illness, personal injury,
death in immediate family, etc.) that hindered class work,
and occurred after the tenth week of a semester or the
fourth week of a block.
2. The student must have a passing grade at the time of
petitioning for the incomplete grade. It is not a substitute
for a failing grade. Therefore, an incomplete grade cannot
be granted if a student is failing a class and wants additional
time to submit make-up work in order to improve a grade.
3. The student must be able to complete the remaining work
on an individual basis with the instructor. Re-enrollment or
attendance in all or part of the same course during a subsequent
semester cannot be required as part of the contract.
The general length of time to fulfi ll the requirements of an
incomplete contract is one additional semester.
4. Instructor approval is mandatory. Incomplete contracts are
granted at the instructor's discretion.


Electronic Devices in the Classroom

The BYU-Idaho Learning Model envisions students who have come
to class prepared to share ideas-rather than merely receive them.
Learning occurs through discussion in which each student listens
carefully to the comments of others and seeks the opportunity to add,
as inspired, to what is being said. Participating in such a discussion
requires careful attention-as though one were with a friend, one-onone.
In order to promote such a learning environment, the University
requires, as general policy, that electronic devices be turned off
during class time. These devices include laptop computers, cell
phones and all other electronic devices.
Instructors may, for the sake of achieving special learning objectives
or to meet individual student needs, authorize the use of specifi c
electronic devices in their classrooms. However, it is recommended
that the use of laptops for note-taking not be allowed except
for occasional lectures. In the Learning Model environment,
thinking about what is being said in the classroom and seeking the
opportunity to add a comment is more important than transcribing
the discussion. Impressions that come in class can be noted by hand.
When class is over, students will fi nd that their handwritten notes,
along with ideas brought to remembrance by the Spirit, will allow
them to write detailed refl ections. Those refl ections will be richer
because of the student's active participation in the class discussion.