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Placement Based on High School GPA and Coursework

## Multiple Measures Placement Based on High School GPA and Coursework

You may want to refer to your high school transcript as you answer questions on your Corsair Connect English & Math Placement Eligibility form.

## High School Transcript: Grade Point Average

### Cumulative GPA:

This is running a total of your GPA that includes all of your high school coursework.

### Unweighted GPA:

Typically, transcripts will show both a weighted and an unweighted GPA. The unweighted GPA has a maximum value of 4.0 and does not assign extra points or "weight" to classes that are more difficult such as AP or Honors classes.

## High School Transcript: Math Course Definitions

You may want to refer to your high school transcript to answer this question.

### Pre-algebra

Equivalent Courses: Fundamentals of Math, Algebra Preparation, Algebra Skills, Algebra or Math Essentials, Math 9.

Topics include exponents and radicals (e.g. square roots), the coordinate system, sets, logic formulas, and solving linear, first-degree equations and inequalities. These classes often cover the use of equations to solve word problems is taught along with solving equations in one and two variables.

### Algebra 1

Equivalent Courses: Algebra, Algebra 1B, First Year Algebra

Topics include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of real numbers; inequalities and absolute value in equations; slope and x and y intercepts, graphing of linear equations; inequalities and quadratic equations; systems of two linear equations; polynomials; rational expressions and functions; the quadratic formula;

### Integrated Math 1

Topics include: functions; algebra; geometry; statistics; probability; discrete mathematics; measurement; number; logic; and language.

### Integrated Math 2

Topics include quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships.

### Geometry

Equivalent Courses: Plane and Solid Geometry, Formal Geometry, Academic Geometry, etc. (usually occurs after Algebra 1)

Topics include: graphing lines, areas, and volumes of plane figures and solids; congruence and similarity; the Pythagorean theorem; properties of angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, special right triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles; and a basic trigonometric function.

Equivalent Courses: Algebra II, Intermediate Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Algebra 2/Trigonometry (usually occurs after Geometry)

Topics include polynomials of higher order, logarithms and logarithmic functions, absolute value, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, operations on polynomials, rational expressions, quadratic equations and functions, conic sections, inverse functions, sequences and series, the basic ideas of probability and statistics.

### Algebra 2

Equivalent Courses: Algebra II, Intermediate Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Algebra 2/Trigonometry (usually occurs after Geometry)

Topics include polynomials of higher order, logarithms and logarithmic functions, absolute value, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, operations on polynomials, rational expressions, quadratic equations and functions, conic sections, inverse functions, sequences and series, the basic ideas of probability and statistics.

### Integrated Math 3

Topics include: applying methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data; expanding understanding of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions; trigonometry of general triangles and trigonometric functions.

### Statistics

Equivalent Courses: Probability and Statistics, AP Statistics (students having completed AP Statistics should consult with college assessment and admissions websites and/or personnel)

Topics include independent events, conditional probability, discrete random variables; examinations of chance-based phenomena; standard distributions; mean, median, and mode; variance and standard deviation; probability theory; and data organization.

### Integrated Math 4

Advanced geometry, advanced algebra, and probability and statistics.

### Trigonometry

Topics include radian measure; unit circle; trigonometric identities; simplifying trigonometric expressions; graphs of trigonometric functions and their inverse; polar coordinates; analytic geometry; and graphing circular functions.

### Math Analysis

Equivalent Courses: polar coordinates, vectors, complex numbers, limits, mathematical induction, fundamental theorem of algebra, conic sections, rational functions, and functions and equations defined parametrically.

Topics include coordinate geometry with analytical methods and proofs; equations and graphs of conic sections; rectangular and polar coordinates; parametric equations; vectors; the study of polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and rational functions and their graphs; induction; limits and rate change; continuity; and problem analysis.

### Pre-calculus

Topics include coordinate geometry with analytical methods and proofs; equations and graphs of conic sections; rectangular and polar coordinates; parametric equations; vectors; the study of polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and rational functions and their graphs; induction; limits and rate change; continuity; and problem analysis.

### Calculus

Equivalent Courses: AP Calculus, IB Math SL, IB Math HL, or other courses beyond Calculus such as Linear Algebra (students having completed AP or IB courses should consult with college assessment and admissions websites and/or personnel)

Topics include the study of derivatives and differentiation; limits; instantaneous rates of change; areas under graphs of functions of first and second derivatives; integration; the definite and indefinite integral; and applications of calculus.