Prerequisite Information for MATH
1401 (Calculus I)
[Come to North Classroom 4015 (NC4015)!]
If you have MET WITH YOUR ADVISOR and have previously fulfilled at
one of the prerequisites (ACT-MATH score, SAT-MATH score,
for Calculus I, then you only need to get Mike Kawai's (or an
6th Floor of the CU-Denver Bldg.) signature to manually register at the
Bursar's/Registrar's Office or a Permission Number for on-line
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.
DO NOT WAIT for the first week of class to qualify for your desired
Testing resources become scarce once the semester begins and we are not
if *you* run out of registration time or if seats in the desired
section of your course
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 MyMathTest
Prerequisite Test for Calculus I:
- FIRST, You MUST do the 42-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
This requires visiting NC4015 with your UCD Student I.D. card (or your
letter of admission with your 4-digit PIN in the bottom left-hand
and a government-issued picture I.D.
You can also email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me from your official
ucdenver.edu email account. I need your Student I.D. number
- 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. Note that you must DO THE
IN ORDER and you will not get a score until your have looked at all 42
questions! You can usually locate a similar problem in the "Study
if you are totally lost.
score at least 85% on the INVENTORY, then you are qualified
to come in and take
the real test.
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: 10 June 2013 by Mike Kawai.