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Posted on 01/31/2014 8:56:58 PM PST by deputytess
Going back to school for a medical assistant course, if I pass the accuplacer math test will I still have to take a regular math course? Thanks.
Are you going to be my new doctor?
It depends on the cycle of the moon
The Accuplacer should place you at the math level that’s right for you.
If you want to prepare for the test, or just see the type of questions that you may encounter on the test, try the sample questions at this link:
It depends on your insurance. I don’t take Obamacare. Lol
Recommend checking with the school where you are going to go. That is where you will get the most reliable information.
I’ve already done that I just need to know if I’ll have to take a regular math class or just skip it & be able concentrate on my major.
Thanks. That’s the answer I needed.
As I said, check with the school itself — I just did a search and it looks like some schools at least have requirements for admission, so that you need to take the accuplacer test, just to be accepted. Looks like you have to pass accuplacer at a certain level, OR take the math class.
Accuplacer reading score of 72, DRP (Degree of Reading Power) 70, or ACT reading score of 22
Accuplacer math score of 65, ACT math score of 17, TABE 80%, or successful completion of OWATC Math I course
High school diploma or GED is required.”
Thanks again :)
Good luck! It is a good profession to learn.
“First, do no harm.”
What do you consider a “regular math class”?
There might be a particular math course required for your major. An academic counselor at the college should be able to tell you more. Good luck.
a lot of people coming into college have dropped out because they were overwhelmed by some courses, notably math, because they have not been exposed to a lot of stuff, and not because they aer stupid. accuplacer measures your current math ability, and makes recommendations as to whether you can fit into college level math, or need a pre-math exposure. a lot of people have gone on to graduate by starting into pre-math, then taking the regular math, when they would have gone right into college math and have lost it.
trust me, it is better to know, and have to do pre-math if needed, than to be thrown in over yer head.
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