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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Credit Transfer

How do I get a permit to enroll in a MATH Class?

Answer: If the section begins with the letter R, then RODP has jurisdiction. See instructions for enrolling. Otherwise you discuss this with your advisor. If your advisor agrees that you have satisfied the prerequisites, then your advisor will send an email to David Dwiggins, with the following information:

  • your name and Banner Id, U00-----,
  • how and when you satisfied the pre-requisites, and
  • why you need a permit.

Only with this information can we make a decision regarding a permit.

What does Prerequisite and Test Score Error Mean?

Answer: You have not satisfied the prerequisite requirements to be able to enroll in this course. The Test Score error, refers to the ALEKS placement assessment. Note that for the ALEKS test score to count, the ALEKS test must have been taken within 6 months of the start date of the class you are enrolling in.

ALEKS placement said that I can enroll in MATH 1420/MATH 1710, but the system won’t let me.

Answer: If you scored between 14 and 29 (for MATH 1420) or between 30 and 45 (for MATH 1710) on ALEKS, then you must enroll in a 5-hour-per week section of MATH 1420 or MATH 1710. These "combo" sections are identified by having an E01-E09 section number.

If you scored at least a 30 (for MATH 1420) or 46 (for MATH 1710) on ALEKS, you will not be allowed to enroll in a combo section, instead you should enroll in a regular section.

Note that for the ALEKS test score to count, the ALEKS test must have been taken within 6 months of the start date of the class you are enrolling in.

If none of the above applies, then contact your advisor. If your advisor agrees that you have satisfied the prerequisites, then your advisor will send an email to a MATH advisor, with the following information:

  • your name and Banner Id, U00-----,
  • how and when you satisfied the pre-requisites, and
  • why you need a permit.

Only with this information can we make a decision regarding a permit.

Where can I find the prerequisites for a course I want to take?

Answer: The course descriptions, along with prerequisites are found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Will you issue a permit for me to register into a closed class?

Answer: Probably not. Some classrooms will not safely allow any additional students. Moreover, no permit will be issued without the professor’s permission. If there are extenuating circumstances, after you have obtained written permission from the professor, your advisor should contact a Math advisor with your Banner Id, verifying that you had satisfied the prerequisites, along with the compelling reasons for the permit to be issued.

How can I find out if one of my courses will transfer directly as a MATH course at the UofM?

Answer: The Transfer Equivalency Table, found on the Admissions site, lists accepted courses.

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Math Major 2015/2016 Course Guide lists the required MATH courses for the various MATH Major Concentrations: Statistics and MATH: Applied Math, General Math, Graduate Study, Teacher, and Actuarial Science.