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,
SAT-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 MERC Lab
and obtain the PREREQUISITE Testing Information.


Be sure to log into your official
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 course!
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 100 miles
away from the UCD Campus, the please call us at
(303)556-8532[MERC Lab].
It is *possible* that we can proctor your exam remotely, but understand that there
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 prerequisite

Please read the procedures below CAREFULLY if you want to pass the
Prerequisite Test for Calculus I:


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Last updated:   8 August 2016 by Mike Kawai.