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PCMP: Preparation for College Mathematics Program

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The PCMP program is designed to prepare students for our Math General Education Courses. Successful completion of the program will enable one to register for MATH 101 (Math with Applications), MATH 104 (Mathematics for the Modern World), MATH 106 (Introduction to Math Modeling), or MATH 108 (Elementary Probability and Statistics).



To successfully complete PCMP a student has to pass six tests and a comprehensive final exam. Prior to attempting tests 2 through 6, a student must have passed its preceding test.

One must pass test 6 prior to attempting the final exam. Each of the six tests consists of 9 questions, at least seven of which must be answered correctly in order to pass the test.

The final consists of 18 questions, at least fourteen of which must be answered correctly in order to pass the exam, and thereby complete the program.



What are the topics included?

Topics Incuded: Rational Numbers, Integer Exponents, Algebraic Expressions, Linear Equations and Inequalities, Quadratic Equations (factoring method), Lines, Systems of Equations, Functions, Percents, Radicals, Scientific Notation.

How do I prepare for the test?

Sample tests along with visual presentations of its questions can be accessed at The problems on each test are similar to those on the sample test.
SUPPORT: Free tutoring is available at the Math/Science Tutoring Center in G-121.

How many times can I take the test?

Exams will be administered at the testing center. No limit is imposed on the number of times one can attempt to pass any of the exams.