USU Math 150 Policy Letter

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTCS Concurrent Enrollment Courses: The following information is being provided for students who have registered, or are planning to register, for a USU concurrent enrollment course in mathematics (MATH 1050 College Algebra (4 credits), MATH 1060 Trigonometry (2 credits)). The information concerns policies and procedures as they apply to these courses, which may differ from those of a typical high school course. One of the goals of concurrent enrollment courses is to provide an academic experience similar to what a student would receive in a university environment. To this end, there are policies that will be in place and the student should be aware of these policies before beginning the course. The Math and Statistics Department at Utah State University and your school requests that both the student and parent/guardian are with familiar with and acknowledge the following as a condition for enrollment in CE MATH 1050 and CE MATH 1060: 1. MATH 1050 and MATH 1060 demand a high level of responsibility from the student. The workload may be substantially greater than the student is accustomed to. 2. Grading policies and standards set forth by USU will be used and will be described in the course syllabus provided by your instructor. 3. The grades received from these courses become a part of a permanent college transcript at USU, regardless of the grade you receive. This transcript cannot be altered at any future point in time. 4. It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the USU policy associated with the request for an Incomplete (I) grade. This policy can be found in the USU Course Catalog: http://www.usu.edu/policies/pdf/Incomplete-Grade.pdf (Incomplete Grade) http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=2&navoid=76 (Incomplete Grade) 5. It is the responsibility of the student to understand that according to USU Concurrent Enrollment policy, a decision to drop a CE Math course must be finalized before 20% of the course schedule has been completed. Beyond this point, a student will receive a grade for the course from the instructor at the end of the term. 6. It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the USU policies regarding Academic Integrity, and the consequences of failing to adhere to these policies. http://www.usu.edu/policies/PDF/Acad-Integrity.pdf 7.The final exams for these courses will be departmental final exams written by the USU Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and will count for 30% of the final course grade. 8. The student will not be given the opportunity to re-take exams in order to improve an exam score. 9. The graded work identified on the course syllabus will be the basis for determining the student’s final course grade. Extra work not identified on the syllabus will not be made available. 10. A grade of C- or above is required in order to use MATH 1050 to satisfy the General Education/Quantitative Literacy requirement at USU. A grade of C- or above is also required in MATH 1050 and MATH 1060 if these courses are to be used to satisfy the prerequisites for higher level courses in Math and Statistics. Any grade below C- in these courses will still appear on the student’s transcript, but the courses may not be used to satisfy the requirements given above. 11. Only in the case of extenuating circumstances, approved by the school and course instructor, will students be allowed to re-schedule an exam time. 12. MATH 1050 and MATH 1060 serve as prerequisite courses for further study in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at USU. However, the student must enroll in a higher-level course within one year of completing these courses if they are to be used to satisfy the prerequisite requirements. If the delay in continuing their studies in mathematics exceeds one year, the student will be required to pass a placement exam before being allowed to enroll in a higher-level course. The student will only be allowed to enroll in the class that their placement score justifies, which may mean a repeat of MATH 1050 and/or MATH 1060, or a lower-level class. Students should keep this in mind when deciding if/when they will be taking CE MATH 1050 and 1060. By signing below, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the policies and procedures above and agree to abide by them.
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