Prerequisite Information for MATH
1401 (Calculus I)
The Pearson website is: mymathlab.com
READ THE FOLLOWING, CAREFULLY:
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.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR ADVISOR SEND AN EMAIL TO
THAT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:
(1) Your UCD Student I.D. #
(2) Your official ucdenver.edu EMAIL ADDRESS.
(3) A snippet that shows that the Registrar has the appropriate test score on file.
NOTE: If you are a non-degree student, then the Registrar DOES NOT KEEP
your scores on file. You will have to physically show your Advisor (either through
website or unofficial transcript) the scores, and then they can forward the snippet
to me. Mike Kawai's availability will be limited during the break.
Once you are entered on the Group List, then you can register for any open Calc. I
section. 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 PREREQS,
then you will create a new MyMathLab.com account in accordance to the following document:
The current PREREQ GROUP CourseID is: prereq45521 [case-sensitive and ends on 6/29/2017!]
(1) Do NOT start this unless you have some reasonably current College Trigonometry knowledge.
If you have successfully completed MATH 1120 or MATH 1130 in the last two years, then
you should be okay. If haven't done any appropriate mathematics in the last two years, then
please email Mike Kawai and we can advise you further.
(2) You do NOT need to see Mike Kawai in person.
An email to email@example.com with the following should suffice:
(a) Why do you need Calculus 1 (MATH 1401)? Major?
(b) Why do you think that you are ready for Calc. 1? Last MATH course? When?
(c) Your UCD Student I.D. #
(d) Please do this from your official ucdenver.edu email address!
(3) The average student spends between 5 and 25 hours of study on the 70-question Inventory.
(4) The A/B/C/D/E Forms have 50 questions and, so far, the passing students have spent between
3 and 6 hours completing it. You must do this in ONE sitting.
comments to Mike.Kawai@ucdenver.edu.
Last updated: 15 June 2017 by Mike Kawai.