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1 Math Registration Support (Atlanta Campus)
1.1 Placement Assistance and Prerequisite Policies
The department strictly enforces all placement testing, prerequisite, and corequisite requirements with no exceptions. We only enter prerequisite overrides if you can demonstrate that you have the prerequisite of a course (for example as transfer credit that has not been entered into the system).
Math 1111 College Algebra is an entry level course with a testing requirement. If you wish to register for Math 1111, you will need to take the math placement test. See the testing center's website for more information on how to schedule and take the test. We do not accept placement tests or placement decisions by other universities as satisfying the testing requirements for Math 1111. Previous enrollment in Math 1111 with a grade lower than C does not substitute for the testing requirement. Transient students should plan to take the math placement test prior to enrolling in Math 1111.
It is also possible to test into Math 1113 Precalculus and Math 2211 Calculus of One Variable I. If you do not have a previous college algebra or precalculus course with a grade of C or higher, testing is the only way to enroll in Math 1113 or Math 2211.
Math 1001 and 1401 have neither a course prerequisite nor a placement test requirement. Any Atlanta campus GSU student can register for these courses.
The placement test that we use is Accuplacer Next Generation. It is a test with two parts labeled as: ACCNGM and ACCNGA. ACCNGM is used for placement into Math 0999/1111 and ACCNGA is used for placement into Math 1113, 2201, and 2211. Both tests are scored from 200 to 300. You need to get a 280 on the ACCNGM to move on and take ACCNGA. The placement scores are as follows:
|No score||No score||Math 1001, Math 1401|
|258||Math 1001, Math 1401|
|258-268||Math 0999 + 1111, Math 1001, Math 1401|
|269-300||Math 1001, Math 1111, Math 1401|
|250-269||Math 1001, Math 1111, Math 1113, Math 1220, Math 1401|
|270-300||Math 1001, Math 1111, Math 1113, Math 1220, Math 1401, Math 2201, Math 2211|
All other Math courses require a course prerequisite. If you have previous course credit from another institution that you believe satisfies the prerequisite of a GSU course, you can request registration assistance through the Registration Assistance Portal. You will need to upload a digital copy of a transcript showing the credit. An unofficial transcript will be acceptable, but it must show your name, the course credit, and the grade of C or higher in the relevant prerequisite course. If you are not given an option to upload a transcript, you may send it to email@example.com. Include your name and panther ID number in the subject.
1.2 Overflow Assistance
There are no overflows in Math 0999, Math 1111, Math 1113, or Math 1401. Overflows in other courses are at the discretion of individual instructors and/or course coordinators, if the classroom size permits. We will not grant overflows in any classes unless it is specifically at the request of an instructor with approval of the coordinator in the case of coordinated courses.
1.3 Guide to Errors
This page is intended to provide some basic information for resolving difficulties in registering for math classes, especially for those students who are receiving error messages when they attempt to register. Some of these messages are department level restrictions and might be overridden as explained below. Others are higher level restrictions that cannot be overridden. Typically we can help only with prerequisite/corequisite restrictions in specific cases and with department restrictions.
The following are common error messages:
- Prerequisite/Test Score Error or Corequisite Error: In general the department does not waive course prerequisites, corequisites, or placement test requirements. However, if you actually do have the prererequisite of a course, such as a course from another university, see Prerequisite Policies above for the correct procedure.
- Student Attribute Error: This cannot be overridden by the department. This indicates an attempt to register for a restricted section of a course. If you are getting this error, it typically means that you are attempting to register for a restricted Freshman Learning Community or honors section and will need to pick a different section. There should be a note in the "comments" section of the schedule for any section with this type of restriction.
- Repeat Limit Error: This cannot be overridden by the department. Math 1111, Math 1113, and Math 2211 can each be taken a maximum of two times without special permission. If you receive this error you will need to contact the University Advisement Center and request to file a repeat limit petition.
- Level Restriction: This cannot be overridden by the department. This indicates that an Atlanta campus Bachelors student is registering for a Perimeter campus Associates Level course or vice versa. You will need to pick a section at the appropriate level or petition through advisement for special permission to do cross-campus registration.
- Time Conflict Error: This will not be overridden by the department. This indicates that courses conflict in time. You will need to pick nonconflicting sections.
- Closed Section: Please see the section on Overflow Assistance above.
- Other errors: Please see the Registrar's error message page. Generally these will not be department level restrictions.
1.4 General questions
If you have any additional questions that are not answered here you can send general inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for an exception to a policy can be sent to the Registration Assistance Portal. However, please keep in mind that we do not make any exceptions to the registration policies described on this page.