Mathematics Learning Support (MLS) is designed to help students who scored lower than a 19 on the ACT or 38 on the COMPASS mathematics subsections become better prepared for college level math and science courses. As of Fall 2015, math learning support will be completed as a corequisite with a predetermined college level math course. Each corequisite class pair consists of two three hour classes that must be taken together.
Students testing into math learning support have two corequisite class options: MATH 0530/1530 and MATH 0900/1000. Students interested in STEM majors and/or majors that require Chemistry or College Algebra should enroll in the MLS corequisite algebra courses, MATH 0900/1000*. Students in non-STEM majors who do not need Chemistry or College Algebra should enroll in the MLS corequisite statistics courses, MATH 0530/1530.
Students who wish to attempt testing out of MLS, may do so via the challenge exams. Challenge exams are offered before the start of each semester through the Testing Centers. Students may attempt the challenge exam for a particular learning support subject only once. More information about the challenge exams can be found on the Challenge Exams page.
Students can consult the flowcharts below to assist in determining which MLS route would be best for their major.
*The corequisite algebra option, MATH 0900/1000 will not satisfy a gen ed math requirement, so students should only choose this path if Chemistry and/or College Algebra are necessary for their major.
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