Calculus Information for Business, Aviation and Technology Majors

Here are the prerequisites for Business Calculus. Science, Engineering and Math majors should read the Calculus information page for their major.

 

Math 71 Calculus for Business & Aviation:

 

To register, satisfy 1, 2, or 3 listed below. (Passing a High School Calculus course is not sufficient.)

  1. A score of 550 (or higher) on the SAT, or a score of 23 (or higher) of higher on the ACT.
  2. A score of 55 (or higher) on the Calculus Placement Exam.  Register for the CPE at the SJSU Testing Office. More information about the CPE can be found online at http://www.sjsu.edu/math/calculus/.
  3. A grade of C- or higher in Math 8: College Algebra (or Math 19: Precalculus) or an approved equivalent college course found online at SJSU Articulation. If you take Math 8 at SJSU, you will be able to register for Math 71 as soon as your Math 8: College Algebra (or Math 19 Precalculus) grade is posted (you can register earlier if you take and pass the CPE).  If you take College Algebra at another college, then bring a copy of your transcript to the Math office MH 308.

Calculus Placement Exam

The Calculus Placement Exam can be used to satisfy the prerequisites for the first semester of calculus, including Math 30, Math 30P, Math 30PL and Math 71. More information,  can be found on the Calculus Placement Exam Information page.

We  discourage students who have taken or are taking Math 8 to take the CPE in order to place into a class that is higher than the class they are eligible for based on their Math 8 grade. A student's grade in Math 8 is a better indicator of Calculus preparation than the placement exam.

Here are the course placements as well as the recommendations for Fall 2018 admits who are majoring in Business, Aviation and Technology.

 

Business, Aviation and Technology majors
entering the Business Calculus sequence

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category M-I and M-II, students admitted before Fall 2018 who have cleared remediation, and students who earned C- or better in Math 1

Minimum ALEKS Score Student Placement Recommendations
55 Math 71 Math 71W
40 Math 8 Math 8W
0 Math 8 Math 8W + Math 1008S

 

 

Business, Aviation and Technology majors
entering the Business Calculus sequence

 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category M-III

Minimum ALEKS Score Student Placement Recommendations
55 Math 71 and Math 71W  
40 Math 8 + Math 1008S Math 8W
0 Math 1 and Math 1001S  

 

 

Business, Aviation and Technology majors
entering the Business Calculus sequence

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category M-IV

Minimum ALEKS Score Student Placement
0 Math 1 and Math 1001S

 

 

 

Business, Aviation and Technology majors
entering the Business Calculus sequence

 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category M-III or M-IV

appealing thier enrollment assignment

Minimum ALEKS Score Student Placement
55 Math 71 and Math 71W
40

Math 8 + Math 8W + Math 1008S

 

0 Math 1 and Math 1001S