Frequently Asked Questions About the Mathematics Advisory Exam Results


Congratulations on your recent admission to the University of California, Riverside!

  1. What does my MAE placement mean?
    Students who receive a summer placement of "Calculus" will normally enroll in their first quarter of Calculus in Fall 2007. These students will continue taking additional Calculus courses until they have completed the mathematics requirements for their major. All majors in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences require at least two quarters of Calculus to meet graduation requirements for their majors. 

    When you participate in the Bear Facts Orientation you will be able to meet with your academic advisor to answer any questions you may have about your placement results and you will be able to enroll in the appropriate Calculus course for Fall 2007.

    Congratulations! Your placement also means that you are eligible to join one of our CNAS Freshman Scholars Learning Communities for Fall 2007. Participation in CNAS Freshman Scholars is the easiest way to create your Fall 2007 course schedule, a great way to get your academic career off to a solid start, and opens doors to undergraduate research and valuable faculty mentoring relationships. You can find more information regarding the CNAS Freshman Scholars Program at [Insert updated link here]

  2. What if I have Advanced Placement (AP) credit for Math? 
    Since AP results are usually sent out to students in early July, all students needed to take the MAE while waiting for their AP scores to arrive.  Remember, in order to receive AP credit for Mathematics, students must receive a 3 or higher on the AB or BC Calculus AP exam. Merely taking the AP Calculus course in high school or taking the exam does not grant AP credit, only receiving a score of 3 or higher on the exam grants AP credit.  

    If your AP score is 3 or higher, your AP score will supersede your MAE results. Your academic advisor will discuss your placement into the appropriate class for Fall 2007 with you at Bear Facts Orientation.

  3. Can I start taking Calculus this summer, before I attend UC Riverside in the Fall?
    Although many local community colleges offer equivalent Calculus courses during the summer, it would be best for you to wait until Fall 2007 to begin your first Calculus class on the UC Riverside campus.  Since most students would not be able to complete the calculus series during the summer at the community college, it is better for students to take the entire Calculus series on campus at UC Riverside. Alternatively, if you live close to UC Riverside, you could start Calculus by enrolling in your first class through UC Riverside’s Summer Session. Please feel free to discuss this option with your academic advisor during Bear Facts Orientation.

  4. What if I don’t feel confident enough to begin with Calculus in Fall 2007?
    If you do not feel you are ready to begin taking Calculus courses in Fall 2007 but would rather review precalculus topics prior to enrolling in Calculus, please talk to your academic advisor during Bear Facts Orientation. Your advisor will help you find the course that is most appropriate for your Fall 2007 enrollment.

  5. What can I do if I still have questions?
    Please e-mail questions to the CNAS Academic Advising team at cnassaao@ucr.edu.