Exceptions

Continuing students

A UAF course can only be used to satisfy the prerequisite  for a DEVM or MATH course if it is current. For FALL 2014, all prerequisite courses must have been completed between FALL 2012 and Summer 2014 with a grade of C- or better.

Transfer students

Transfer students who receive an approved transfer credit for a course may use it to satisfy the prerequisites for a DEVM or MATH course at UAF, as long as the course was taken in the last two years. For Fall 2014, the course which transferred in must have been completed between FALL 2012 and Summer 2014, with a grade of C- or better.

AP calculus credit

If you earn a 4 or 5 on an AP Calculus exam, you will not need to take the ALEKS placement test.

We encourage you to register for classes before your AP test scores have been sent. If your high school transcript shows you are taking an AP Calculus class, you’ll be able to enroll in classes while we wait for the AP test scores.  If your AP test score comes in too low for the classes you’re enrolled in, you’ll need to take the ALEKS before the semester starts so we can make sure you’re taking the right math class. This probably means your schedule will be adjusted. If you think your AP test score might be on the borderline, we recommend you go ahead and take ALEKS before you receive your AP scores.

The Details:

AP Calculus AB scores of 4 or 5 earn credit for MATH 251X and will be accepted for placement into MATH 252X.  But students who earn a 4 are encouraged to take MATH 251X instead— our statistics show that students who earn a 4 do better in their math classes if they start at MATH 251X.

AP Calculus BC scores of 4 or 5 earn credit for MATH 251X and MATH 252X will be accepted for placement into Math 253X.  But students who earn a score of 4 are encouraged to take MATH 252X to build a strong foundation.

Other tests

Scores from SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, and Compass are not used for math placement at UAF.

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