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Remediation at Humboldt State University

Basic skills in mathematics are vital to academic success at Humboldt. Some students are admitted to the university with a need for further development in this area,as measured by scores on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. In order to ensure academic success for all students, and in compliance with California State University regulations, Humboldt State University requires that all new students with ELM scores that indicate a need for remediation enroll in appropriate remedial classes their first term of attendance. Some students may need a sequence of remedial courses; these students must enroll in the appropriate remedial course each term of attendance until remediation is satisfied. All remediation must be completed within one year from a student’s first term of enrollment at Humboldt. Students who do not satisfactorily complete the required courses within one year are not eligible to continue at Humboldt. Satisfactory completion of remedial courses requires a grade of C- or higher. See “Early Start Program” in the Admissions section for more information.

Mathematics Remediation

ELM Score Required Course(s)
no score, not exempt Enrollment block, must take ELM before registration or verify exemption
35 or below Must take Math 040 (Elementary Algebra). After satisfactory completion of Math 040, must take Math 044 (Intermediate Algebra), or 103I/043. After satisfactory completion of Math 044 remediation is complete. After satisfactory completion of Math 103I/43 remediation and GE mathematics are satisfied.
36 - 41 Must take Math 040 (Elementary Algebra), or 042 (Beginning Algebra). Math 042 combines Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. After satisfactory completion of Math 040, must take Math 044, or 103I/043. After satisfactory completion of Math 042, remediation is complete. After satisfactory completion of Math 103Iand 043 remediation and GE mathematics are satisfied.
42 - 49 Must take Math 044 (Intermediate Algebra), or 103I/043. After satisfactory completion of Math 044 remediation is complete. After satisfactory completion of Math 103I/043 remediation and GE mathematics is satisfied.
50 and above or exempt No remediation required. Can take non-calculus GE math or Math115 or ALEKS (calculus readiness test)

For more information, contact the Math department, the Office of the Registrar, or your advisor.

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