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Core Credit & Placement

The TCU Core Curriculum  requires every student to satisfy a Mathematical Reasoning requirement. The requirement may be met by any of the following courses:

  • MATH 10033 (Topics in Mathematics) 
  • MATH 10043 (Elementary Statistics) 
  • MATH 10283 (Applied Calculus) 
  • MATH 10524 (Calculus I) 
  • MATH 20524 (Calculus II)

Your specific degree program may require additional mathematics courses beyond the ones listed above. 

  • MATH 10043 (Elementary Statistics): Score of 3 or higher on AP Statistics Exam 
  • MATH 10283 (Applied Calculus): Score of 3 AP Calculus AB Exam 
  • MATH 10524 (Calculus I): Score of 4 or higher on AP Calculus AB Exam or 3 or higher on AP Calculus BC Exam 
  • MATH 20524 (Calculus II): Score of 5 on AP Calculus BC exam; in this case, the student receives credit for both MATH 10524 and MATH 20524

For more information about credit by examination contact the TCU Admissions Office.

 To enroll in MATH 10283, students must meet  one  of the following requirements:

  • A grade of C- or better in MATH 10054 or MATH 10273 
  • High school Precalculus and a score of 600 or higher on the SAT math exam (ACT math score of 24 of higher is also accepted)

To verify the prerequisites for MATH 10283, each student must provide a copy of his or her high school transcript and SAT (or ACT) scores. 

To enroll in MATH 10524, students must meet  one  of the following requirements:

  • A grade of C- or better in MATH 10054 
  • Score of 3 or higher on either the AP Calculus AB or BC Calculus BC exam 
  • Score of 560 or higher on the SAT Subject Test (SAT II), Mathematics Level 1 (IC) 
  • Score of 520 or higher on the SAT Subject Test (SAT II), Mathematics Level 2 (IIC) 
  • A passing score on the  Calculus Placement Exam 

Copies of satisfactory AP or SAT Subject Test scores must be provided or be on file with the TCU Registrar in order to use these as prerequisites to register for MATH 10524. A student awaiting scores may choose to take the  Calculus Placement Exam. 

For more information, please contact Rhonda Hatcher. 

Calculus Placement Exam