# FAQ

## AP Credit and "Testing Out" of Math

The University Core Curriculum Requirements specify that all students in all Schools and Colleges must meet a Mathematics Core Curriculum Requirement. You may satisfy this requirement by completing one semester of mathematics at the level marked "core," but AP credit can also be used to satisfy the requirement.

You are exempted from the Mathematics Core Curriculum Requirement if you received a score of four or higher on either the Calculus AB or BC placement exam, and the result has been recorded on your transcript.

No. AP credit in Statistics cannot be used to satisfy the Mathematics Core Curriculum Requirement.

No. Statistics courses cannot be used to satisfy the Mathematics Core Curriculum Requirement. The only exception is for CSON students taking MATH1180 and LSEHD students taking APSY2217.

Yes. Usually, the Admissions Office will accept IB (International Baccalaureate) credit for Advanced Level mathematics courses with a score of five or higher. Please feel free to consult the Mathematics Chairman directly for other cases where IB credit has been earned in mathematics.

Yes. Having AP credit for Calculus does not preclude you from taking a Calculus course, even if it repeats material from your high school course(s). However, we strongly suggest that you speak with a Mathematics Advisor during your Orientation Session to see which Calculus course is right for you. Also, make sure to visit the Calculus Advisement pages on this website for more help on this question.

When to take Math Courses

As long as your school or major does not recommend or specify a completion deadline for the Math Requirement, you can take Math in any semester you choose. We find that taking Math is easier for many students when it's done earlier. This is especially true if you'll be taking Calculus. Completing the Math Requirement *no later than junior year* would seem to be a good, general recommendation.