Information for undergraduates
Disclaimer: This page is provided by the mathematics department for informational purposes only. Official policies are found elsewhere and this FAQ may be out of date or oversimplified in some cases.
- Q. How do I schedule a placement test?
- A. You can register for a placement test on-line at the Office of Institutional Research. Other questions regarding the schedule of placement exams can be addressed to April Pagano at 732-932-8445.
- Q. Where can I find my mathematics placement code?
- A. You can use Degree Navigator to review all SAS and major requirements. The placement result is given under the program "SAS Liberal Arts General Education Requirements". Please note however that whenever you need to see your placement score, you probably need to consult our academic advising staff anyway.
- Q. What is a mathematics placement code?
- A. A typical code is MA:640:PCA. This is read as follows:
- MA: Math placement test
- 640: Mathematics courses
- PCA: Pre-calculus. You are eligible to take a pre-calculus course
See the full list of placement codes.
- More information on placement
A. A number issued by the mathematics department when departmental permission is required for entry into a section of a course. There are two possible reasons for this:
- The course as a whole requires departmental permission (most honors courses and other special courses).
- The section is fully enrolled (closed).
There are a few exceptions to this:
- Graduate students and non-matriculated students submit a paper form to the undergraduate office, Hill 303, before the term begins. The form is available in the office or can be printed out from our forms page. The forms will be reviewed together with the on-line requests, around the beginning of the term.
- Honors courses require a paper application
- Summer school courses: write to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Q. What is a prerequisite override?
- A. The Mathematics Department can override a prerequisite
requirement if you have satisfied the requirement in a way that
is not recognized by the registration computer (late transfer, proficiency,
or an unusual course outside the department).
More information about proficiency examinations
- Q. How do I apply for a prerequisite override?
- A. Contact the Head Mathematics Advisor at advisor-AT-math.rutgers.edu.
- Q. As a transfer student arriving at Rutgers, how do I get my courses taken elsewhere evaluated for credit at Rutgers?
- A. See the Head advisor. For courses taken outside the state of New Jersey
bring in a syllabus if possible.
- Q. As a continuing Rutgers student, when and how do I get approval of courses I wish to take elsewhere?
- A. Before registering for a summer course in mathematics taken elsewhere, see the Head Advisor to review your prerequisites and the acceptability of the course. No course given in a session of less than 5 weeks is accepted.
- Q. May I request a late withdrawal?
- A. In extraordinary circumstances, such requests would be made through your dean. If they feel the request has merit, they will request further information from the mathematics department, and they may give you a form to bring to us, or they may contact us directly. Failure to attend class is not sufficent grounds for a late withdrawal.
- Q.How do I determine my final exam schedule?
- A.The Scheduling Office has a webpage for this at //finalexams.rutgers.edu. Login to get your full examination schedule. Rooms should be assigned (and announced in class) definitively about two weeks before the end of term. Dates should be checked at the beginning of term for possible conflicts, and brought to the attention of the instructor immediately.
- Q. (a) What is an exam conflict, and (b) how are they resolved?
- (a) A conflict is: two exams scheduled for the same period; 3 or more exams for the same day; 3 or more exams in consecutive examination periods (reference).
- (b) To resolve the conflict, print out your schedule at finalexams.rutgers.edu and show it to your instructor. It is up to the instructors involved to reschedule one of the exams. If one of the classes is a large lecture, this is generally the one for which a makeup is most easily arranged.
- Q. May I repeat courses?
- A. Yes, but different rules apply in each of three cases:
- Fauiled courses
- Courses passed with a D
- Courses passed with a C or better.
SAS students should read the statement of SAS policies for repeated courses and others should consult their deans.
- Q. May I audit a course?
- A.Full time students, and senior citizens(aged 62 and above), may audit courses at Rutgers. Some limitations apply.
- Q. I need to see the Head Advisor. What is the advising schedule?
- A. The schedule is posted on the
Advising Office home page. No appointment is necessary.
For basic skills and precalculus (through 115) consult Lew Hirsch. For all other courses (103-107, calculus, and above) consult our Head Advisor.
Routine business can be conducted by email to : advisor -AT- math.rutgers.edu
- Q. How do I declare a math major?
- A. See
this page for the form.
To be admitted into the mathematics major program, a student must normally have completed three terms of calculus with a grade of C or better in each course. To continue as a mathematics major, a student is expected to make satisfactory progress toward completing the program. Under normal circumstances, satisfactory progress for a full-time student means completion of at least one mathematics course each term, at an appropriate level, with a grade of C or better.
- Q: Can I take a second bachelor's degree at Rutgers?
- A: Yes, with thirty additional credits in SAS, and subject to certain other requirements including those of your major, see the SAS Degree Requirements page.
Q: Where can I find information about Student
Organizations at Rutgers?
- See the site getinvolved.rutgers.edu for information about organizations, including the registration process for new organizations.
- Q: What are the rules concerning academic integrity, and how are they enforced?
- A: There is a detailed policy, administered by the Office of Judicial
Affairs. Full information can be found at their Academic Integrity
page. Students need to be aware of the policy and the penalties for
violations of the code.
In the mathematics department, all complaints regarding cheating or other violations of the code are referred through the Undergraduate Office to the Office of Judicial Affairs, and are followed up.
- Q. What happens to the schedule Thanksgiving week?
- A. Usually, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving follows a Thursday schedule and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving follows a Friday schedule. (But not in Fall 2009!)
- For general Academic Advising SAS students may consult the Office of Academic Services.
Disclaimer: Posted for informational purposes only
This material is posted by the faculty of the Mathematics Department at Rutgers New Brunswick for informational purposes. Some information may be out of date, or a simplified formulation of official policy.