Completing Quantitative Literacy
It is important that you complete the Quantitative Literacy (QL) requirement early in your academic career. Math is a foundation on which you build many important parts of your curriculum, so it's important to build that base early. For that reason, the University has adopted a policy that says you must complete QL requirement by the time you complete 30 hours, and if you haven't completed it by 45 hours, you will only be able to register for a Math class the next term, until the requirement is met. To avoid this, it's important to plan now how to finish the requirement, and then to act on that plan!
Step 1: What class will I need to complete?
- Does my major require a specific course?
- If I don't yet know what my major will be, of the majors I'm looking at, is there a "safe" choice that will work for all/most/some of the majors I am considering?
- Check the Degree Plans section of this website (check the plans for your catalog year) or the Catalog (select your catalg year) to see what majors are offered and if they require a specific course for QL
Step 2: How do I become eligible to take that class?
- If you are eligible because your ACT, SAT, or Accuplacertest scores are high enough, register for the class
- It may be that your test scores are in the "window" where you are able to take the course with Peer Study. If so, see information on Registering for the Mathematics Peer Study Program
- If your test scores are not high enough to register for the class:
- It may make sense to retake the Accuplacer, after preparing for it, to see if you can raise your test score
- Register for the approrpriate CCD Developmental Math course ( 67 KB)
Step 2A: Which is the right set of CCD classes for me to take?
- If the course you will be taking to complete QL is MTH 1080 Mathematical Modes of Thought:
- Take MAT 070, then the next term take MTH 1080 with Peer Study
- If you're not yet eligible to take MAT 070, you might want to retest to see if you can become eligible, or take MAT 030 or MAT 045. Please note, however, that that there are Becoming College Ready
- If the course you will be taking to complete QL is MTH 1110, 1112, 1210, or 1610
- Take MAT 045 (if needed), MAT 090 (if needed), and MAT 099
Step 3: What help is available?
- Enroll in the Mathematics Peer Study Program (may be required)
- Seeking help from the Tutoring Center