Course Eligibilities

MATH: Students with an ACT Math sub score less than 19 (or equivalent SAT math score) may take a COMPASS placement exam to determine eligibility.
Reading: Similarly, students with an ACT Reading sub score less than 20 (or an SAT Critical Reading score that is less than 470) MUST take the Reading COMPASS exam to determine placement.

First-year engineering students are required to take an online diagnostic test, the SPEED Algebra Readiness Exam (ARE), to determine their readiness for their first engineering calculus course.

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Math GEN 103/104

Placement in GEN 103/104 is based on the following: a minimum COMPASS ALGEBRA score of 31; completion of MAT 065 or other equivalent course; COMPASS scores not high enough to be eligible for an appropriate general education mathematics course for the intended major.   Advisors working with students are obliged to assist them in developing an individual schedule of classes that meets this state mandate and university requirement. 

get the flyers for GEN 104: Special Topics in College Mathematics and GEN 103: Special Topics in College Mathematics, or

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Reading GEN 105

Students whose scores on the Reading COMPASS exam are less than 85 (or whose scores on the KentuckY Online TEsting (KYOTE) Reading exam are less than 20) will be required to register for GEN105, Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading.  Advisors working with students are obliged to assist them in developing an individual schedule of classes that meets this state mandate and university requirement.

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Calc Preview

The Calculus Preview Program is a four-week, intensive review program for intermediate algebra and advanced algebra skills.  This program offers fast-paced instruction in a self-paced format. If a student successfully completes the program, he or she will be better prepared to handle the rigorous first few weeks of her/his first Speed Engineering course.

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