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EXCEL recruits incoming First Time in College (FTIC) students displaying some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Completed Algebra II and Trigonometry or Precalculus at a minimum,
  • Enrolled during their senior year in a math course (preferably Precalculus or Calculus). Statistics is not a Calculus course. If you are enrolled in Statistics make sure to also enroll in either Precalculus or Calculus,
  • Enjoys Mathematics. Students must earn a minimum 590 Math SAT or 23 Math ACT to be considered for the program,
  • Likes working with others in the form of study groups,
  • Likes the small college atmosphere (EXCEL will involve 400 students a year),
  • Prefers structure in education (EXCEL lays out two common courses, every semester of the first year for EXCEL participants),
  • Wants to pursue a degree in STEM,
  • Wants to have a rewarding College experience,
  • Dreams of having a great career in a STEM discipline.

If you are taking dual enrollment credit, the following classes (or higher) are suggested:

  • MAC 1105 (College Algebra)
  • MAC 1114 (Trigonometry)
  • MAC 1140 (Precalculus Algebra)
  • MAC 2147 (Mathematics for Calculus)
  • MAC 2311 (Calculus with Analytical Geometry I)