Choosing the Right Math Course
Deciding which math course is the best fit may feel like a real challenge, so we have gathered some general information
here to help you make a reasonable plan. Just keep in mind that this process often involves a bit of trial and error,
and as the first few days of the semester provide additional important information, it will be easy to make adjustments
in your schedule if necessary.
The Math Placement Process at Princeton:
- Make an initial placement based on student interests, high school records and standardized test scores, if available.
( ← Look left to see What should I take?, a guide to making
your initial placement.)
- Use the add/drop period to adjust, as more information becomes available during the first two weeks of class.
This process is very flexible and gives excellent results, but
the add/drop adjustment step is crucial
It relies on students to take an active role in gathering information and (re)assessing their situation in the early weeks
of the semester. All the general information needed to get started can be found here on these web pages, and various
advisors, formal and informal, are available to help with your questions. We recommend that you take the time to
thoroughly explore the various possibilites by reviewing the information provided in the various links.
Who to Contact:
If you still have questions
after you have reviewed this math placement guide, representatives from the math
department will be available at freshman registration to answer your questions or you can e-mail us
Jennifer Johnson, Associate Departmental Representative
For more info, see the adeptrep home page.
Micah Warren, math placement officer AY 2011-12