The mathematics program at Heritage University (HU) offers the opportunity for you to improve your mathematics placement and accelerate your completion of the Heritage University developmental mathematics sequence.
Fast Track participants who successfully complete a Fall Fast Track Program course module (Math 94/95/96) will be able to take the next appropriate course in the Heritage University mathematics sequence provided that the course is taken during the spring 2015 semester. Social science and English majors who complete the Math 95 Beginning Algebra curriculum during the Fast Track Program will be able take Math 221 Introduction to Statistics during the spring term.
In order to participate, attendance is mandatory; you can miss at most 2 days per month before being dropped from the program. However, if you complete the mathematics bridge curriculum before the program’s end date, you do not need to continue to attend. The Fast Track Program has a rolling enrollment—so you can begin attending at any time; the bridge program’s attendance policy begins concurrently with your first date of attendance.
Dates, Times, & Location:
Location: Academic Skills Center (ASC) in the library building (Kathleen Ross snjm Center)
EVENING SESSION: September 15th – December 4th, Monday — Thursday, 6 PM – 8:00 PM -- You can begin at any time. If you complete the curriculum before the program's end date, you do not need to continue to attend.
Holidays Closures: The Fast Track Program will be canceled on Tuesday, November 11 (Veterans Day) and Wednesday & Thursday, November 26 -27 (Thanksgiving).
Closures Due to Inclement Weather: If HU closes or cancels evening classes due to inclement weather, the Fast Track Program will be canceled that evening. If, because of weather conditions, you are uncertain whether the Fast Track Program has been canceled, call the ASC at 865-8517.
Bridge Courses Offered:
- MATH 94 Prealgebra & Arithmetic
- Math 95 Beginning Algebra
- Math 96 Intermediate Algebra
Program Costs: You will need to have an ALEKS access code that provides you access to our online mathematics curriculum. On the first day of the program, you will be provided a course code. Using this course code, you will need to purchase, with a credit or debit card, an online access code that provides access to the bridge program coursework. A 6-week short course access code is available for about $37 plus tax. Please note that the math program no longer provides a no-cost two-week temporary pass for incoming Fast Track Program students.
Eligibility Requirements: You are eligible to participate in the mathematics Fast Track Program if you meet the following requirements:
- You are a first-time Heritage University student who has never taken a course at Heritage University and who intends to take classes at HU during the spring 2015 semester. You will be placed in the bridge program based on your placement results as determined by the HU director of placement testing.
- You are a returning HU student who (1) intends to take courses at HU during the spring 2015 semester and (2) who was required to retake the mathematics COMPASS test in order to be readmitted. You will be placed in the bridge program based on your COMPASS placement results rather than on the last math course that you successfully completed at HU.
- If you are a student who has been admitted to HU, you will be required to register for the spring 2015 semester as soon as spring registration opens. The mathematics program will work closely with the advising center to assist you in registering for the correct spring coursework. At that time, refusal to correctly register for a spring 2015 mathematics course will be grounds for dismissal from the bridge program.
If you meet these eligibility requirements and successfully complete the associated spring Fast Track curriculum, you WILL NOT receive HU credit. However, the chair of the mathematics program will adjust your placement results to reflect the work that you accomplished during the bridge program. If you successfully complete the Math 94 curriculum, your placement will be changed to Math 95 OR Math 99; if you successfully complete the Math 95 curriculum, your placement will be adjusted to Math 96 OR Math 221 (social science and English majors only); if you successfully complete the Math 96 curriculum, your placement will be adjusted to a college-level placement. The aforementioned placement adjustments are only valid for the Spring 2015 semester. Once you complete a course during the bridge program, a math faculty will help you add/drop into the next appropriate mathematics course.