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Mathematics Placement

Math/Quantitative Reasoning Placement

There are four categories for Math/Quantitative Reasoning:

  • M1-Fulfilled Requirement
  • M2-Enroll in GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Course
  • M3-Enroll in Supported GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Courses. 
    Participation in Early Start is recommended.
  • M4-Enroll in Supported  Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Courses. 
    Participation in Early Start is required.

All students are highly encouraged to complete their B4 graduation requirement in their first year at CSUSM.

**Please note that your placement category may change when you change your major and/or when your final high school  and college transcripts have been  received and reviewed.**

 

Math/Quantitative Reasoning Placement for Algebra Intensive Majors*:

* Applied Physics, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Kinesiology-Option in Motion Science, and Mathematics

M1-FULFILLED REQUIREMENT: Student has fulfilled General Education B4 Requirement and is permitted to enroll in the next level of Mathematics as appropriate for major.

M2-ENROLL IN GE MATH/QUANTITATIVE REASONING COURSE: Student has met standards, ready to enroll in a B4 level Mathematics  course for the major.

M3-ENROLL IN SUPPORTED MATH/QUANTITATIVE REASONING COURSE, EARLY START RECOMMENDED: 
Fall Placement= MATH 105 and  MATH 005.

M4-ENROLL IN SUPPORTED MATH/QUANTITATIVE REASONING COURSE, EARLY START REQUIRED: 
Fall Placement= MATH 101 and  MATH 001
or
Fall Placement= MATH 105 and  MATH 005 after completing ESM 104 and ESM 4 at CSUSM with a grade of "B-" or better for Early Start.

Math/Quantitative Reasoning Placement for Non-Algebra Intensive Majors*:

* American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Child & Adolescent Development, Communication, Criminology & Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, History, Human Development, Kinesiology-Option in Health Science, Liberal Studies, Literature & Writing Studies, Media Studies, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Psychological Science, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Speech Language Pathology, Visual & Performing Arts, and Women’s Studies.

M1-FULFILLED REQUIREMENT: Student has fulfilled General Education B4 Requirement and is permitted to enroll in the next level of Mathematics as appropriate for major.

M2-ENROLL IN GE MATH/QUANTITATIVE REASONING COURSE: Student has met standards, ready to enroll in a B4 level Mathematics  course for the major. Check your Degree Planner.

M3-ENROLL IN SUPPORTED MATH/QUANTITATIVE REASONING COURSE, EARLY START RECOMMENDED :
Placement in MATH 101 and  MATH 001. Check your Degree Planner
or
Fall Placement for students who have completed ESM 104 and ESM 4 at CSUSM with a grade of "B-" or better for Early Start.
*MATH 210 for Liberal Studies Majors
*MATH 101 without Math 1, or MATH 100, or  MATH 105 and MATH 5, or MATH 115 for Arts and Humanities Majors
*MATH 101 without Math 1, or MATH 100, or MATH 105 and MATH 5, or MATH 115 for Social and Behavorial Sciences Majors

M4-ENROLL IN SUPPORTED MATH/QUANTITATIVE REASONING COURSE, EARLY START REQUIRED :
Placement in MATH 101 and  MATH 001. Check your Degree Planner
or
Fall Placement for students who have completed ESM 104 and ESM 4 at CSUSM with a grade of "B-" or better for Early Start.
*MATH 210 for Liberal Studies Majors
*MATH 101 without Math 1, or MATH 100, or  MATH 105 and MATH 5, or MATH 115 for Arts and Humanities Majors
*MATH 101 without Math 1, or MATH 100, or MATH 105 and MATH 5, or MATH 115 for Social and Behavorial Sciences Majors