Sunday, December 28, 2008

You Could Ask me Again or You Could Check the Catalog

From: Dent, Stu (
Subject: Re: Math prerequisite reminder
Date: December 27, 2008 20:55:38
To: Rudbeckia Hirta (

So, I can't take calculus which is what im signed up for because off algebra. And is it mandatory to take algebra?

> From: Rudbeckia Hirta []
> Sent: Sun 12/21/2008 9:08 PM
> To: Dent, Stu
> Subject: Re: Math prerequisite reminder
> Hi Stu,
> Whether or not you choose to re-take algebra will depend on your major.
> If your major requires you to take business math, calculus, or a higher-numbered math class, then you would have to re-take algebra before moving on to those classes.
> However, if your major doesn't require any of those classes, then you should talk to an advisor about picking a math class that will count for your major.
> Let me know if I can help with anything else. The university is closed until December 29, so I might not be able to answer complicated questions until then.
> -Dr. Hirta
>> On Dec 21, 2008, at 9:00 PM, Dent, Stu wrote:
>> If you fail algebra is it mandatory to retake it?
>>> From: Rudbeckia Hirta []
>>> Sent: Wed 12/17/2008 7:07 AM
>>> Subject: Math prerequisite reminder
>>> Dear Student,
>>> This message is being automatically sent to all students who signed up
>>> for algebra in Fall 2008.
>>> Grades for all classes should now be online. If you haven't already,
>>> please take a minute now to check your grade in algebra.
>>> If you passed with a C or better, congratulations! You are now ready
>>> to move on to the next math class required by your major, typically
>>> business math, calculus, or precalculus. If you've changed your major since
>>> the beginning of the year, you should get in touch with an advisor to
>>> make sure that you're still choosing the courses that will get you to
>>> your academic goals.
>>> If you were not successful at algebra this time (D, F, or W), you
>>> have a few options. If you're still planning on a major that requires
>>> business math, calculus, or higher level math, then you will need to earn
>>> credit for algebra before moving on. This may be accomplished by
>>> retaking algebra here, by transferring in the equivalent course
>>> from another college (such as community college), or by passing the
>>> College Board's CLEP test in College Algebra.
>>> If you have any questions about math classes, let me know. The math
>>> department wants to make sure that every student is enrolled in the
>>> right math class.
>>> -Dr. Hirta