Note: Remediation Contracts and Appeals for the Fall 2017 semester are still being accepted.

All entering undergraduates who do not demonstrate college- level skills in mathematics are required to enroll in appropriate remedial courses during the first term of enrollment and each subsequent term until such time as they demonstrate competence.

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At CSU Channel Islands, successfully completing the remediation requirement will allow students to enroll in any college level mathematics or statistics course.

Students who do not complete remediation within their first year will have a hold on registration privileges and may face dismissal from the University.

Because the ELM is a placement test, scores determine what courses students must attend. The chart below will help you and your advisor select the appropriate course:

ELM ScoreCourse Placement
34 and belowMATH 94: Elementary Algebra and MATH 95: Intermediate Algebra
35-49MATH 95: Intermediate Algebra
50 or higherSee Schedule of Classes for appropriate college-level mathematics course. Academic Advisors are available for guidance.

ELM/EPT Testing Information can be found at: http://www.csuci.edu/admissions/ELM_EPT/

 

Remedial Mathematics Courses at CI

Both MATH 94 and MATH 95 are offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only. Units earned in Math 94 and/or Math 95 do NOT count toward a bachelor degree at CI.

CI’s Remedial Mathematics requirement consist of two courses:

MATH 94 - Introduction to Algebra

Units: 0
Four hours lecture and one hour activity per week
A review of fundamental concepts of arithmetic, geometry and elementary algebra. Students who earn Credit in this course and in MATH 95 satisfy the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) requirement. This course is offered Credit/No Credit only. Credit will not apply toward the baccalaureate degree but will apply as 5 units of University Credit.
Graded: Credit/No Credit

MATH 95 - Intermediate Algebra

Units: 0
Four hours lecture and one hour activity per week
Prerequisite: MATH 94 or an appropriate Entry Level Mathematics Score
A review of concepts of geometry and intermediate algebra with applications. Students who earn Credit in this course satisfy the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) requirement. This course is offered Credit/No Credit only. Credit will not apply toward the baccalaureate degree but will apply as 5 units of University Credit.
Graded: Credit/No Credit

Successful completion of Mathematics Remediation allows students to enroll in Math 101, Math 105, Math 108, Math 137, Math 201, and/or Math 202. Always consult with your advisor about the right mathematics class for your program of study.

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Completing Remedial Math through Early Start

CI’s first-year students can participate in an Early Start class offered at CI, at any other CSU campus, at a community college, or online. A full list of options can be found on the CSU Early Start website.

Any Early Start course taken at another CSU may satisfy one or two semesters of the Mathematics Remediation requirement. This can be found on the CSU Early Start website and will be listed in the course description stating that successful completion of the Early Start Math will satisfy the Remediation requirement. It will also be shown under the Remediation Outcome Column stating that it not only meets ES (Early Start) but also the ELM/EPT. It will be shown as is seen in the following snapshots:

A description of a Early Start match course
A sample remediation outcome column

The student will need to provide proof of a passing grade in the Early Start course taken.

Early Start courses taken at CI during the preceding summer will not meet the Remedial Mathematics requirement. MATHES 04 and MATHES 05 at CI are not the equivalent of MATH 94 and MATH 95.

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Completing Remedial Math at the Community College

Students may complete the Remedial Mathematics requirement at any California Community College. The course taken must be an approved course that is eligible to meet the Remedial Math requirement. Please follow the link below for a list of approved courses that can be used to meet the Remedial Mathematics requirement.

Completion of Remediation at California Community Colleges (PDF)

Please note that the course must be passed with a “C” or better in order for it to meet the remedial requirement. The student must also submit an official transcript from the community college.

If the student completes a course that is not on the list of approved courses, he/she must submit a Petition for Exception form requesting to have the course meet the remedial math requirement. The Petition for Exception will be reviewed by the Developmental Mathematics Coordinator and the Records and Registration office.

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Extensions Beyond the One-Year Time Limit

Students must complete the Remedial Mathematics requirement by the end of their second semester of attendance. If a student exceeds the two semesters allotted he/she may request an additional semester (Contract) and subsequently a final semester (Appeal) extension. Please note, the contract and appeal semester extensions are not guaranteed.

Please review the timeline below:

Contract Term (one semester extension): Student may complete the Student Remediation Contract requesting a one semester extension. All submitted Student Remediation Contracts are not guaranteed approval.

Student Remediation Contract

Student is restricted from any future enrollment until a grade has posted for the remedial course. If the course(s) is not passed successfully the student will then need to submit a Remediation Appeal form.

Appeal Term (final extension): Student must complete and submit the Remediation Appeal form to request an additional semester to complete the remedial requirement. All submitted Remediation Appeal requests are not guaranteed approval.

Remediation Appeals Form

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Failure to Complete Remediation

Failure to complete the Remedial Mathematics requirement by the end of the Remediation Appeal will cause the student to be discontinued from CSU Channel Islands. The student may not continue enrollment as an undergraduate student. Returning as an Upper Division Transfer by reapplying to the University is the only option.

Please follow the link below in order to view the Admission requirements for transfer students.

http://www.csuci.edu/admissions/transfer/

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Contacts

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

Questions regarding the Remedial requirement - please contact Melissa Silva at melissa.silva@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

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