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.)
 A score of 550 (or higher) on the SAT, or a score of 23 (or higher) of higher on the ACT.
 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/.
 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 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category MI and MII, 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 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category MIII 

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 MIV 

Minimum ALEKS Score  Student Placement 
0  Math 1 and Math 1001S 
Business, Aviation and Technology majors 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category MIII or MIVappealing 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 