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Math Requirements

All PCSB students are required to demonstrate proficiency in finite mathematics by completing the following two requirements:

  1. Students will be required to complete the ALEKS mathematics assessment at a 90 percent by the first day of classes. ALEKS is an online math learning and assessment tool which is used to measure math proficiency and help bring students to expected levels of proficiency for finite math topics. PCSB students will receive emails in July providing access to the ALEKS online exam.
  2. Successful completion of MTH 107 (minimum requirement for most business majors); or, MTH 108, MTH 109, MTH 131, or MTH 132. Math requirements for PCSB students are linked to intended career paths and majors. Students will complete a math placement exam prior to orientation – they will be registered for a math course (pending availability) based on their placement score. The chart below provides details on math requirements, to be used as a guide for students and advisors to determine, with math placement scores, the appropriate math course.