# College Mathematics Requirement

Students are urged to complete the College Mathematics Requirement by the end of their first semester of study at the college. Students who have not fulfilled the requirement will have that noted on their transcript.

Students who do not satisfy the College Mathematics Requirement by the end of their first semester (15 or more attempted credit hours at Rhode Island College) will be placed on academic probation.

*Note:* Fulfillment of the College Mathematics Requirement is distinct from and does not substitute for completion of the Mathematics category of General Education.

**Entering Freshmen:**

- Students who score 480 or better on the Mathematics section of the SAT (or 20 or better on the ACT Mathematics subscore) will have met the College Mathematics Requirement.
- Freshmen who scored less than 480 on the Mathematics section of the SAT (or less than 20 on the ACT Mathematics subscore) will be required to take the Mathematics Accuplacer Examination prior to freshman orientation. Students who achieve a satisfactory grade on the accuplacer exam will have met the College Mathematics Requirement. (This exam is given at least six times each semester, and, if necessary, may be repeated once. It is administered by the Mathematics Learning Center.)
- Students who do not achieve a satisfactory grade on the accuplacer exam (which may be taken twice) must enroll in MATH 010 prior to or during their first semester at Rhode Island College. Students who fail to earn a satisfactory grade during that semester shall be required to retake MATH 010 until successful completion.

**Entering Transfer Students:**

- Students who score 480 or better on the Mathematics section of the SAT (or 20 or better on the ACT Mathematics subscore) will have met the College Mathematics Requirement.
- Students who receive transfer credit for a course(s) deemed equivalent to MATH 010 or 177 or higher will have met the College Mathematics Requirement.
- Transfer students who do not fulfill the College Mathematics Requirement by means of numbers 1 or 2 above will be required to take the accuplacer exam prior to or during their first semester at Rhode Island College. Students who achieve a satisfactory grade on the exam will have met this requirement. (This exam is given at least six times each semester, and, if necessary, may be repeated once. It is administered by the Mathematics Learning Center.)
- Students who do not achieve a satisfactory grade on the accuplacer exam (which may be taken twice) must enroll in MATH 010 prior to or during their first semester at Rhode Island College. Students who fail to earn a satisfactory grade during that semester shall be required to retake MATH 010 until successful completion.