# Means for Demonstrating Basic Mathematical Skills Competency

This competency may be demonstrated in any of the following ways:

- A Math SAT score of 500 or higher;
- A grade of 3 or higher in an AP Calculus or Statistics test;
- A passing score on the “College Mathematics” CLEP test;
- A grade of “C” or better in a mathematics transfer course that is applicable toward satisfying the East Stroudsburg University general education requirement in Science: Mathematics, and which was taken within five years of the date of admission;
- A passing score on the ESU Basic Mathematics Competency Exam (Note: This exam may be attempted up to three times); or
- A passing score on the ESU course MATH 090 Intermediate Algebra (for which the ESU Basic Mathematics Competency Exam is the final examination).

Criteria 1-5 above will satisfy competency only if completed within five years prior to the date of matriculation to East Stroudsburg University.

If students have not satisfied the requirement based on SAT, AP or CLEP scores, or transfer credit, they will have an opportunity to take the Basic Mathematics Competency Exam during the summer orientation program. If students have not satisfied the competency requirement before the beginning of the first full-time semester, they should attempt the exam during the first semester of attendance. The exam is given during each semester for students who do not attend orientation or who fail the test during orientation.