Students who entered SPU in the Autumn of 2009 or earlier are
required to complete a basic
math skills competency requirement in addition to the exploratory
curriculum mathematics requirement. This requirement has been discontinued
for new students who entered SPU in the 2010-2011 academic year or later. This information
is provided for students who entered SPU in 2009-2010 or earlier and have not
yet completed the Math Competency Requirement.
Competency in basic mathematics is essential in
our technologically oriented society. All undergraduates who entered SPU
in the 2009-2010 academic year or earlier are required to
demonstrate competency in basic mathematics in one of the following ways:
Pass SPU's Mathematics Proficiency Examination (this exam was offered for
the last time in Winter 2010)
Complete the required work in Arithmetic
Review (MAT 0121-MAT 0125) as revealed by the proficiency test results.
Successfully complete all 5 credits in
- Score 500 or more on the quantitative SAT-I
exam if taken prior to April 1995.
- Score 580 or more on the quantitative SAT-I
exam if taken April 1995 or later.
- Score 25 or more on the ACT math test.
- Transfer in with a C (2.0) or better in MAT
1234, Calculus, or its college level equivalent. (MAT 1221, Survey of
Calculus, does not meet this requirement.)
The Mathematics Proficiency Examination was offered for the last time ever
in Winter 2010. All courses in Arithmetic Review (#6 and #7 above) were
discontinued after the Spring 2010 quarter.
Students who did NOT complete one of the items listed above by the end of
the 2009-2010 academic year are now required to complete coursework in MAT 0144 and/or
MAT 0145. The actual requirement for each student is determined by the
student's score on the Mathematics Proficiency Exam along with the number of
required credits of Arithmetic Review that were not completed by the end of the
spring quarter in 2010. If you are unsure which course(s) you need to
take, please contact your academic counselor in Student Academic Services for more