At Nevada State College, students are free to enroll in whatever gateway math course they want. You should look at your requirements for the degree that you are pursuing. Typically, STEM degrees require you to take the MATH 126 pathway and non-STEM degrees require you to take the MATH 120 pathway. However, you will want to review your program to be sure, and you can always reach out to an academic advisor for help with this.
You will need to decide whether to take the corequisite or non-corequisite version of the course. Here is a brief comparison of the options:
|MATH 20/120E||MATH 120||MATH 26/126E||MATH 126|
|# of Credits||5||3||6||3|
|Contact Time per Week||270 min||160 min||320 min||160 min|
|Includes Foundational Mathematics Topics||Yes||No||Yes||No|
Step 1: Determine your gateway math course. Your gateway math course is the first college level math course for your chosen major. Typically, non-STEM degrees will need to take MATH 120 and STEM degrees will need to take MATH 126. You can determine this information by reviewing your degree plan in the course catalog or by contacting advising.
Step 2: Complete the diagnostic test. Click the "Get Started" button above and create an account. When you've created your account, you will be asked for a key. The key you select is determined by your gateway course and will be listed in the text in the pop-up. Upon completing the diagnostic, you will be provided with an assessment of your current level of preparedness for college mathematics.
Step 3: Complete the learning modules for topics that you need to review. After completing the diagnostic, you will be given a recommended learning pathway to ensure that you have the necessary skills to succeed in a college level math course without the corequisite support. You are encouraged to complete these learning modules to maximize your chances of success if you want to enroll in a non-corequisite gateway math course.