Math Course Authorization Guidelines

If you wish to request math course permission for a student, we ask that you complete the Math Authorization form.

This form is to be used by ADVISORS ONLY when a student is blocked from registering for a math course and the advisor considers the student capable of successfully completing the course.

Please be sure to complete the entire form (especially the "Reason(s) for removing registration block") and include your name and contact information so that you may be reached if there are any questions/concerns about your request.

Some common reasons for submitting a math authorization request:

  • Student transferred in the prerequisite (system does not always recognize transfer courses)
  • Placement test score not loaded into SIS from COMPASS or ALEKS
  • Student is retaking the course (as long as the prerequisite was successfully completed within the past two years or a placement test was taken within the past year, permission may be granted)
  • Student is currently in the prerequisite course but wants to register for the next semester (many times, students can enroll the following semester, but if they are enrolled Spring and trying to enroll in SSII or Fall, they may experience registration difficulty)
  • Student received an “A” in MATH 11000 and wants to take MATH 15300

Authorizations for students who have not successfully completed the math prerequisite course in the last 2 years and/or have not completed a math placement test in the last year will likely NOT receive permission for a math course. See the math department policy on prerequisite checks.

Authorizations are typically completed within one business day. If an authorization request is sent on Friday, it will be completed by Monday if approved.