Prerequisite Information for MATH
1401 (Calculus I)
[Come to North Classroom 4015 (NC4015)!]
AFTER YOU HAVE MET WITH YOUR ADVISOR (this includes first-year AND
transfer students) and you are not totally sure as to what course you should take,
then please contact me for more placement information:
If you know specifically that you need to sign up for Calculus I (MATH 1401),
and have previously fulfilled at
least one of the prerequisites (ACT-MATH score,
MyMathTest), then Mike Kawai will approve you for the
MATH 1401 Group List that is currently maintained by the CLAS Dean's Office.
[DO NOT GO UP THERE DIRECTLY. These requests must be channeled
through the MATH Dept., i.e., through Mike Kawai.]
Once you are entered on the Group List, then you can register for any open Calc. I
Note that this process may take one to two business days.
Click here for the prerequisites list.
If you have NOT met any of the prerequisites, then please come to the
and obtain the PREREQUISITE Testing Information.
Be sure to log into your official Firstname.Lastname@ucdenver.edu
email address. You can use your regular login credential there at:
[Just click on student email]
Be sure to send me your 9-digit UCD Student I.D. #.
[This will take us at least one business day to verify.]
DO NOT WAIT for the first week of class to qualify for your desired
Typically, there is a wave of testing ONE WEEK BEFORE the start of the
semester. [In this case, the week of August 15th!]
The prerequisite test for Calculus I is proctored in the MERC Lab.
If you are
registering for an on-line section of MATH 1401, and you live more than
away from the UCD Campus, the please call us at (303)556-8532[MERC
It is *possible* that we can proctor your exam remotely, but understand
may be some incompatibility with workstations that are not controlled
by us. It may
turn out that we will not be able to offer the test at a site nearer to
where you live,
and thus, you would need to wait until you show up at UCD to take the
read the procedures below CAREFULLY if you want to pass the
Prerequisite Test for Calculus I:
- FIRST, You MUST do the 45-Question
INVENTORY (presumably at home)
BEFORE you come to the MERC Lab to take the real test.
Thus, you mus register with us in order to obtain access to the
HINT: PRINT I.D. INFO OUT FOR US WHEN YOU VISIT YOUR
You can also email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me from your official
ucdenver.edu email account, however, I will not be able to verify your UCD
Student I.D. #. This may take more than one business day, so if you want
to expedite matters, have your Advisor email me your Student I.D. info!
- You may do the Inventory as many
times as you like. All the "help" features
are turned off while you are working on the Inventory, but you can save
your current work and come back to it.
score at least 85% on the INVENTORY, then you are qualified
to come in and take
the real, proctored test.
The questions are always presented in the same order. Only the data in the
questions change each time.
If you skip an Inventory question, YOU CANNOT COME BACK TO IT
and it counts against the 85%.
You can usually locate a similar problem in the "Study
if you are totally lost.
WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TAKE THE REAL TEST WITHOUT
DOING THE INVENTORY WORK FIRST. NO EXCEPTIONS.
[Hint: Before we mandated this, 90% of the students failed the
the first time because they thought that they knew how to pass this
- The real test has 25 questions.
NO CALCULATORS, PHONES, NOTES
or INTERNET resources. With a few style changes, these 25 are
basically taken from the INVENTORY. You have 90 minutes to
the real test and the passing score is 70%. We do NOT round up.
- Note that testing times may be
limited due to classroom scheduling. Please
call (303)556-8532 to verify that we have available workstations for
desired test time.
- You have two attempts each semester
to test for entrance to Calc. I in the
following semester. If you are currently registered for
College Trigonometry here at UCD, you are given an extra attempt (it may
have an expiration date on it, so beware!).
comments to Mike.Kawai@ucdenver.edu.
Last updated: 8 August 2016 by Mike Kawai.