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Spring 2019 Registration Information for Math and English

Note: All students are required to take general education (GE) requirement - A2: Written Communication and B4: Math and Quantitative Reasoning courses during their first year at CSU Channel Islands.

Please follow the guidelines below if you are not currently enrolled in a general education (GE) A2: Writing Communication course and a B4 Math and Quantitative Reasoning course along with corresponding support course (if needed).

If you are a continuing student that has not completed a GE B4 or A2 course: Please review your CARR to identify which of these core GE courses you need to enroll in. To choose a math course, refer to the Appropriate Math Course by Major, and the University Catalog for the other GEs.

If you are a Fall 2018 first time freshman that was required to enroll in a supporting math course:  Please enroll in a GE B4: Math and Quantitative Reasoning course for the Spring 2019 semester. To choose a math course, refer to the Appropriate Math Course by Major.

Based on your math placement, you are required to take a support course with your GE B4: Math/Quantitative Reasoning course. The support course will help you be successful in your math/quantitative reasoning class.

  • If you enroll in Statistics: MATH 201, MATH/PSY 202, or BIOL 203, also enroll in Math 97.
  • If you enroll in Pre-Calculus: Math 105, also enroll in Math 98.
  • If you enroll in MATH 101, 108, 137, 207, 208, or COMP 105, 121, or 150, enroll in MATH 99.

If you are a Fall 2018 first time freshman that was not required to enroll in a supporting math course: Please enroll in a GE B4: Math and Quantitative Reasoning course for the Spring 2019 semester. To choose a math course, refer to the Appropriate Math Course by Major.

If you are a Fall 2018 first time freshman has not enrolled in an A2: Written Communication course: We recommend you enroll in ENGL 105 for the Spring 2019 semester. Please review the Directed Self Placement website; while ENGL 102 sections are not offered in the spring, if you found yourself in Column A, register for both ENGL 105 and ENGL 299, Editing Studio, a 1-unit support course.

If you are a student that is currently enrolled in ENGL 102: Please enroll in ENGL 105 for the spring semester. ENGL 102 alone will not satisfy the A2: Written Communication requirement.

If you need help with your spring schedule, Academic Advising is available to help you as follows:

  • Attend a “Schedule Planning Session” workshop – RSVP here
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor or Peer Advisor in the Advising Office, Bell Tower 1595; (805) 437-8571.
  • Go to “Express Advising” to have an advisor check your schedule, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Completing First Year Math and English at CI

All incoming freshmen are required to complete their First Year Math and English course(s) by the end of their first year. Students will be pre-registered in their initial Math class based upon their assigned category of Math. Category of Math is determined by a number of multiple measures (e.g. academic coursework, Smarter Balance Assessment, SAT/ACT Scores, etc.) In addition, some students may need to complete a supporting course along with their assigned math class. If you do need to enroll in a support course, you will be notified at the time of entrance to CI. (https://www.calstate.edu/AcadAff/codedMemos/ASA-2017-27.pdf (PDF, 1.2MB))

The first year of math at CI will allow students to satisfy the General Education: B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Similarly, the first year of English at CI will allow students to satisfy the General Education: A2 Written Communication requirement. Both the GE: B4 and the GE: A2 requirements must be completed with a “C- “or better.

Students can determine which Math course to take based upon their major and category of Math. Students can reference their major specific requirements in the CI Catalog.

You may view which math course is appropriate to take based on your major by reviewing the “What is the Appropriate Math Course by Major” webpage.

Enrollment in first year English course(s) is self-placed and determined by the student.

Viewing your Math and English Status

Students have the ability to view their Math and Written Communication Status under the Milestones section of the myCI Student Center. You can access the Student Center through CI Records. Here you will view all of your student information including holds, to-do list items and your milestones. Under the milestones area you will be able to view your Math and Written Communication Status. You will see this as shown in the following screenshot.

Once you click on the details link you will see your specific math and English status.

Please reference the charts below to view the four different statuses (categories) and what this means for you.

Math/Quantitative Reasoning StatusCourse Placement
Fulfilled GE B4 RequirementsYou have completed the General Education B4 Mathematics-Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
Placement in a GE B4 CourseYou must enroll in a General Education B4 Mathematics-Quantitative Reasoning course corresponding to your major.
GE B4 Course with SupportYou must enroll in a General Education B4 Mathematics-Quantitative Reasoning course along with a supporting course (MATH 97,98 or 99). Enrollment in a GE B4 and supporting course is determined by your major.
GE B4 Course with Support & ESPYou must complete Early Start mathematics course and enroll in a General Education B4 Mathematics-Quantitative Reasoning course along with a supporting course (MATH 97,98 or 99). Enrollment in a B4 and supporting course is determined by your major.
Written Communication StatusCourse Placement
Fulfilled GE A2 RequirementsYou have completed the General Education A2 Written Communication requirement.
Placement in a GE A2 CourseYou must enroll in a General Education A2 Written Communication course.
GE A2 Course with SupportYou must enroll in a General Education A2 Written Communication course.
GE A2 Course with Supp & ESPYou must complete an Early Start English course and enroll in a General Education A2 Written Communication course.

Support Courses for First Year Math

Math 97, Math 98 and Math 99 are offered on a Credit/No Credit basis. Units earned in Math 97, Math 98 or Math 99 do NOT count toward a bachelor degree at CI.

Math 97 is a Statistics Support course for students in Placement Categories III or IV and following the Statistics Pathway. This course is designed to support students taking any of the following courses BIOL 203, MATH 201, MATH/PSY 202.

Math 98 is a Pre-Calculus Support course for students in Placement Categories III or IV and following the Pre-Calculus Pathway. This course is designed to support students taking MATH 105.

Math 99 is a Quantitative Reasoning Support course for students in Placement Categories III or IV and following the Quantitative Reasoning Pathway. This course is designed to support students taking any of the following courses MATH 101, MATH 108, MATH 137, MATH 207, MATH 208.

Completing First Year English at CI

Students have two options for completing their first year writing requirement at CSU Channel Islands. Students may choose between a two semester stretch (ENGL 102/ENGL 105) or to immediately take the one semester ENGL 105 course.

ENGL 102 helps students bridge the gap from high school to college writing. Successful completion of ENGL 102 in the fall prepares students to enroll in ENGL 105 in the spring. ENGL 105 moved immediately into college level writing and research, this course will fulfill the General Education Requirement for English Writing (A2).

Please reference the Composition Program webpage for detailed information.

Resources

First Year Math FAQ

Early Start Webpage

Learning Resource Center

CARR

Contacts

For guidance on math and English course selection – please contact Academic Advising

For guidance on Early start math and English course selection – please contact Admissions

Questions regarding Math courses – please contact Dr. Jorge Garcia at jorge.garcia@csuci.edu

Questions regarding the Math requirement - please contact Melissa Silva at melissa.silva@csuci.edu

Questions regarding the English requirement – please contact Stacey Anderson at stacey.anderson@csuci.edu

Enrollment Center
Sage Hall, Room 1020
(805) 437-8500
records.registration@csuci.edu

Advising Center
Bell Tower, Room 1595
(805) 437-8571
advisement@csuci.edu