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From: Dent, Stu (student@---.edu)

Subject: Re: Math prerequisite reminder

Date: December 27, 2008 20:55:38

To: Rudbeckia Hirta (hirta@math.---.edu)

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 [mailto:hirta@math.---.edu]

> 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 [mailto:hirta@math.--.edu]

>>> 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