Calculus

Math 30P, Math 30, Math 31, and Math 71 Registration Instructions

Calculus Placement Exams (CPE)

Nearly all students who wish to enroll in Math 30 (Calculus I), Math 30P (Calculus I with Precalculus), or Math 71 (Calculus for Business and Aviation) are required to take the Calculus Placement Examination (CPE) if they plan to not enroll in Math 8 (College Algebra) or Math 19 (Precalculus). The Calculus Placement Exam does not exempt students from the Entry Level Math (ELM) exam. Students can take Math 8, Math 10 (Math for General Education), or Math 19 without taking the Calculus Placement Exam (CPE) as long as they satisfy the ELM requirement. The CPE covers material from four years of college prep math, and it has two parts, CPE Part 1 covers College Algebra, and CPE Part 2 covers Trigonometry and Properties of Elementary Functions. Students who want to take Math 30 or 30P are required to take both parts of the CPE, and if they do not pass the exam they will be required to start in Math 19 (Precalculus). Students, who want to take Math 71, are only required to take the CPE Part 1, and if they do not pass, they will be required to start in Math 8 College Algebra. Practice exams for the CPE are located here.

Please read the following instructions carefully.

You MUST sign up for the exam PRIOR to the day of the exam (CPE Schedule). Registrations are not allowed on the same day as the exam.

CPE SCORE RESULTS

Math 71 a score of 20 out of 32 is required.

Math 30 a score of 47 out of 57 is required.

Math 30P a score of 35 out of 57 is required.

Math Department Workshops

The Math Department offers a series of workshops to help students succeed and excel for particular Math courses. Students in Math 19, Math 30, Math 30P, Math 31, and Math 71 are required to register in a workshop section when they register for the lecture, both courses need to be in your shopping cart when you check out. If you have trouble registering for any of these courses, please contact the Math Department Office: MH 308 or phone: (408) 924-5100. Voluntary workshops are also offered for Math 8, Math 32, and Math 42. For more information about Math Department workshops check the following link Information about Math Department Workshops (pdf).

Additional Information

Students, who are repeating a class or who are taking the class through Open University/Continuing Education, CANNOT register before the first day of class. These students should attend a section of the class and the instructor will have further instructions.

Note: Passing the ELM or the Developmental Classes does NOT exempt you from taking the CPE.
The directions below cover most cases. If not, please contact the Math Department for special instructions. Thank you for your patience.

 

Instructions

Exam Route You are eligible for.. Submit.. Then..
If the SJSU Calculus Placement Exam (CPE) qualifies you for Math 30P, Math 30P Not Applicable Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu.
If you encounter any problems, email math-info@sjsu.edu with the following information: Name, Student ID, CPE score, section you want to add.
If the SJSU Calculus Placement Exam (CPE) qualifies you for Math 30, Math 30 or
Math 30P
Not Applicable Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu.
If you encounter any problems, email math-info@sjsu.edu with the following information: Name, Student ID, CPE score, section you want to add.
If the SJSU Calculus Placement Exam (CPE) qualifies you for Math 71, Math 71 Not Applicable Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu.
If you encounter any problems, email math-info@sjsu.edu with the following information: Name, Student ID, CPE score, section you want to add.
If you received a 3 or higher on the AP Calculus, AB test,

Recommended: Math 30,
Math 30P, or Math 71; or Math 31

Submit your AP Score result to the Office of Admissions & Records Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu
If you encounter any problems, email math-info@sjsu.edu with the following information: Name, Student ID, CPE score, section you want to add.
If you received a 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus, AB test,
you should consider taking Math 31
Math 31 Submit your AP Score result to the Office of Admissions & Records Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu
If you encounter any problems, email math-info@sjsu.edu with the following information: Name, Student ID, CPE score, section you want to add.
If you received a 3 or better on the AP Calculus, BC test, Math 32 Submit your AP Score result to the Office of Admissions & Records Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu
If you encounter any problems, email math-info@sjsu.edu with the following information: Name, Student ID, CPE score, section you want to add.

 

Course Instructions

Course Route You are eligible for.. Submit.. Then..
If you have taken Math 8 at SJSU with a grade of C- or higher, Math 71 Not Applicable Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu.
If you have taken Math 19 at SJSU with a NC grade, Math 19 Not Applicable Attend a section on the first day of the class and follow the instructor's directions.
or
If you have passed Math 19 at SJSU with a C or better,
Math 30P Not Applicable Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu.
or
If you have passed Math 19 at SJSU with a B or better,
Math 30 Not Applicable Register on-line at http://my.sjsu.edu.
If you passed a College Algebra course that is equivalent to Math 8 with a C- or better or a Precalculus course at another college or university, Math 71 transcript/ grade report, Catalog course description and Precalculus Course Request form [doc] Confirm with the Math Office the next procedures you should follow.
If you passed a Pre-Calculus course that is equivalent to Math 19 with a C or better at another college or university, Math 30P transcript/ grade report and Calculus Course Request form [doc] Confirm with the Math Office the next procedures you should follow.
If you passed Math 71 at SJSU (or an equivalent course at another college or university) with a C- or better and passed a college level Trig course with a C- or better. Math 30P transcript/ grade report and Calculus Course Request form [doc] Confirm with the Math Office the next procedures you should follow.