**General Education 2000**

This fact sheet applies to all first-time, matriculated students admitted as of Fall 2000 and later. It also applies to students who took courses at Buffalo State on a non-matriculated basis (8100) prior to Fall 2000 and then matriculated as of Fall 2000 or later. All other students: please refer to the college catalog in force when you matriculated.

**To graduate, all newly accepted Buffalo
State students must demonstrate mathematical proficiency at the readiness for
pre-calculus level.**

- If you took the Regents Math III course and
received an 85 or higher on the final exam, you have fulfilled the college's
math requirement at the minimum level.

- If you took the SAT
Mathematics Exam and received a 500 or higher, you have fulfilled the
college's math requirement.

- If you took the AP
Calculus AB Exam and received a 2 or higher, you have fulfilled the college's
math requirement.

- If you took and passed
fourth year mathematics in high school, you have fulfilled the college's math
requirement. Please remember that ONLY whole units from High School get included in this count, not half units.

- If you do not meet the conditions above and
your major requires no specified mathematics courses, then, completing MAT 103
will fulfill the college’s basic math requirement. To succeed in MAT 103, you will need to demonstrate
proficiency in the following areas: arithmetic, geometry, algebra, data
analysis, and quanititative reasoning.

- If you took three years of high school
math, you may also take the following courses
*MAT 122, MAT 126, MAT 311, MAT 161,MAT 311, MAT 270, MAT 301W, MED 383W*. Check to see if these courses are a part of your intended major’s requirements.

- Certain of these courses require prerequisites, i.e. MAT 122 requires completion of MAT 121. MAT 270, MAT 301W and MED 383W require several math prerequisites. Refer to your college catalog.
- The combined sequences of MAT 126 & MAT 311 and MAT 161 & MAT 311 represent two distinct calculus/statistics tracks: MAT 126 is designed for business and social science students and MAT 161 is designed for math, physical science and technology students.

- If you took fewer than three years of high school mathematics, please consider the following:

- If you believe college-level mathematics may be inappropriate for you (for instance, you're a returning adult student or you're concerned about your readiness for college math), you have several registration options.
- The Academic Skills Center offers two non-credit preliminary math courses, MAT 097 and MAT 098, that can prepare you for coursework in mathematics. For Financial Aid purposes, MAT 097 carries the equivalent of 3 credit hours and MAT 098 carries the equivalent of 1 credit hour.
- The Academic Skills Center's Assessment and Placement Test (30 minutes) will help you decide your appropriate course level. This test is offered during Orientation and is scheduled periodically throughout the school year.

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