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The Mathematics Learning Skills category of General Education consists of two parts: the Mathematics Competency requirement and the General Education Mathematics requirement. You must satisfy the Mathematics Competency requirement before you may take any mathematics courses that fulfill the General Education Mathematics requirement.
You can tell if you have met the Mathematics Competency requirement by looking at your Degree Works report.
Plattsburgh State offers the Mathematics Competency Exam twice each semester. You do not need to register to take the exam; simply show up with a #2-lead pencil and a knowledge of basic algebra. Calculators are NOT allowed on this exam. The exam is machine-scored and each student's record is updated by the following day.
Call or visit mathematics department to find out the date, time, and place for the next Mathematics Competency Exam. The department office is Hawkins 244; the phone number is (518) 564-4137.
If you take but do not pass the Mathematics Competency Exam, you should take MAT 101 to meet the Mathematics Competency requirement. We recommend that you do this at the earliest opportunity. We offer MAT 101 each semester, and during Session 1 each summer.
Remember, you must complete the Mathematics Competency requirement BEFORE you can take any mathematics course beyond MAT 101, including those courses that fulfill the General Education Mathematics requirement. The Mathematics Competency requirement asks that you demonstrate knowledge of basic algebra, which will help you succeed not only in the General Education Mathematics courses but also in many other required courses in General Education and your major or minor programs. It is in your best interest to meet this requirement as early as possible in your career here at Plattsburgh State.
If you have questions regarding the Mathematics Competency Exam or requirement, feel free to contact the Mathematics Department.
If you would like more information about the mathematics program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Robert Keever, Chairperson
Office: Hawkins Hall 244
Phone: (518) 564-4133
Fax: (518) 564-4124