Placement
Incoming
students are placed at one of four levels based on high school record, AP and
SAT scores (if available) and a departmental placement exam given during
orientation week. See bold face below
for AP credit policy.
 Level 0:
For students with limited backgrounds in mathematics. Typically these students have less
than four full years of high school mathematics. Courses offered in
different semesters include Explorations in Mathematics, and Introduction
to Statistics.
 Level 1:
For students with average backgrounds in mathematics. Typically these students have four
full years of high school mathematics, but not enough calculus to warrant
placement in Calculus II. Students at this level are placed in Calculus I.
 Level 2:
For students with stronger backgrounds in mathematics. Typically these students have four
full years of high school mathematics including a year of calculus (often
Advanced Placement AB). These students may take either Calculus II or in
some special cases Linear Algebra. Completion
of Calculus II earns an advanced placement credit for Calculus I.
 Level 2a:
For students who have taken Advanced Placement BC or equivalent. These
students are encouraged to take Calculus IIa, a course specifically
designed for this background. Completion
of Calculus IIa earns an advanced placement credit for Calculus I.
 Level 3:
For students with very strong backgrounds in mathematics. Typically these students have four
full years of high school mathematics including two years of calculus.
Courses offered in different semesters include Vector Calculus and Linear
Algebra.

Last Modified: June 7, 2000

