Early & Continuous Enrollment in English and Math

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Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Students are expected to make timely progress towards completing their degree requirements. In an effort to have students remain compliant with the requirements of the KU Core and the College, students are required to complete the Written Communication and Quantitative Literacy requirements of both the KU Core and their degrees within the first year of undergraduate study.

Written Communication – Students are expected to enroll in two courses that meet Goal 2, Learning Outcome 1 of the KU Core in their first year of study. Students should pay close attention to their degree specific requirements (such as for the Bachelor of Arts) given that certain degrees require specific Goal 2, Learning Outcome 1 courses despite advanced standing in writing courses due to examination scores. To ensure compliance with this policy, students may be administratively registered for courses if the College determines that they are not on track to complete this requirement in the first year of study. If a student is found to be in non-compliance with this policy, the College retains the right to place a hold on their records to prevent future registrations.

Quantitative Literacy - Students are expected to meet the requirement of Goal 1, Learning Outcome 2 of the KU Core in their first year of study. Students should pay close attention to their degree specific requirements (such as for the Bachelor of Arts) given that certain degrees require specific Goal 1, Learning Outcome 2 courses to meet both KU Core and degree specific requirements. To ensure compliance with this policy, students may be administratively registered for courses if the College determines that they are not on track to complete this requirement in the first year of study. If a student is found to be in non-compliance with this policy, the College retains the right to place a hold on their records to prevent future registrations.

Placement in English

In general, students should enroll in ENGL 101, with the following exceptions:

ACT English Scores:

·    31-36 — Enroll in ENGL 105 with Freshman-Sophomore English requirement reduced to 6 hours.

·    27-30 — Enroll in ENGL 102 and petition for honors placement for possible admittance to ENGL 105. The FSE requirement is reduced to 6 hours.

·    00-26 — Enroll in ENGL 101.

SAT Verbal Scores:

·    650 or higher — Enroll in ENGL 105 with Freshman-Sophomore English requirement reduced to 6 hours.

·    600-649 — Enroll in ENGL 102 and petition for honors placement for possible admittance to ENGL 105. The FSE requirement is reduced to 6 hours.

·    00-599 — Enroll in ENGL 101.

Advanced Placement Scores — Literature and Composition Exam:

·    AP 5 — Exemption from Freshman-Sophomore English and 6 hours of credit given.

·    AP 4 — Enroll in ENGL 205; 3 hours of credit given and completion of ENGL 205 satisfies the FSE requirement.

·    AP 3 — Enroll in ENGL 105 or ENGL 102*. No credit is given for ENGL 101 or ENGL 102, but the FSE requirement is reduced to 6 hours.

·    AP 2 — Enroll in ENGL 101 and petition for honors placement. If the petition is successful, it admits the student to ENGL 105, and the FSE requirement is reduced to 6 hours.

Advanced Placement Scores — Language and Composition Exam:

·    AP 4 or 5 — Enroll in ENGL 205; 3 hours of credit given and completion of ENGL 205 satisfies the FSE requirement.

·    AP 3 — Enroll in ENGL 105 or ENGL 102*. No credit is given for ENGL 101 or ENGL 102, but the FSE requirement is reduced to 6 hours.

·    AP 2 — Enroll in ENGL 101 and petition for honors placement. If the petition is successful, it admits the student to ENGL 105 and the FSE requirement is reduced to 6 hours.

International Baccalaureate Scores:

·    IB 6 or 7 — Enroll in a 200-level English course. Credit is given for ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.

·    IB 5 — Enroll in ENGL 102. Exempt from ENGL 101.

*If you choose to take ENGL 102, you will need to petition to enroll in ENGL 205 next. You could choose to take ENGL 203, or ENGL 209-ENGL 211, for your required second English course. No credit is given for ENGL 101, but the FSE requirement is reduced to 6 hours.

Placement Table for Initial Enrollment in Mathematics

KU encourages all entering students to complete 4 years of mathematics in high school, including Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Analytic Geometry, along the lines of the Kansas Board of Regents recommendations.

Your math ACT/SAT score:

Eligible to enroll in these mathematics courses:

ACT: 28-36 or SAT: 640-800

MATH 002MATH 101MATH 104MATH 105MATH 111MATH 115MATH 121 (a half year of trigonometry is needed for MATH 121) or MATH 365

ACT: 26-27 or SAT: 600-630

MATH 002MATH 101MATH 104MATH 105MATH 111MATH 115, or MATH 365

ACT: 22-25 or SAT: 540-590

MATH 002MATH 101, or MATH 104

ACT: 16-21 or SAT: 420-530

MATH 002

ACT: 0-15 or SAT: 0-410

KU does not offer a mathematics course below MATH 002. Although students with these scores are not prepared, they will be permitted to enroll in MATH 002. Before enrolling inMATH 002, these students are encouraged to prepare by self-study or by completing a beginning algebra course in high school or community college.

After their initial enrollment in mathematics, students must remain continuously enrolled until they have completed MATH 101 or MATH 104.

Mathematics Placement Examinations: Students may take a math placement exam to determine eligibility for mathematics courses. Exams are also given over the summer, at the beginning of each semester, and during main enrollment. There is no fee; students should contact the Mathematics Department for times and locations of the math exam. Students must sign up before the date of an exam. Students who did not perform as well as expected on the Math ACT are encouraged to take this placement exam (especially if their high school background is sufficient), however, placement exam results correlate very highly with those recommended from Math ACT scores.

 

Transfer Mathematics Courses: Students who transfer course work in math must earn a grade of "C" or better to continue to the next course level. A student who earns a grade of "D" in a transfer-equivalent course of MATH 002 or MATH 101 should retake that course at KU. Courses that transfer without an exact equivalent will generally be coded as "MATH U" on the DPR. These courses do not substitute for MATH 101 without review by the mathematics department. Students with this credit should enroll in MATH 101 before proceeding to a higher level math course. A student who feels the transfer course is at the same level as MATH 101 should check with the mathematics department and be prepared to provide a course syllabus. Courses without an exact substitute that are considered second-level mathematics courses are coded "MATH N M"or "MATH NMM" on the DPR.

Any additional questions concerning math placement, testing or current teaching format should be directed to the Department of Mathematics.

 

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