Most students will benefit from extra preparation in math during the summer before coming to Clarkson. We have lots of ways for you to get some help. (See our brochure "Calculus at Clarkson".)
Calculus Readiness Assessment
In the spring a diagnostic test is distributed to all incoming first-year students. In excess of 90% of the students respond to this. Based on their individual performance they are advised (by email to students and letters to parents) as to whether they need further practice during the summer.
A few students may need some course work, but most will just need to sharpen their skills in order to have a good chance of succeeding in calculus. The recommendation can take three different forms:
- A web-based refresher course that is available to all,
- MA031 Precalculus is offered during Summer Session II, and
- A special 9-day springboard course is offered to students immediately before Welcome Week.