As you consider how to begin your mathematics studies here at Penn State University Park, you should know that the Mathematics Department desires to see you begin your academic career on a solid footing. We believe it is in your best interest to begin at an appropriate level of mathematics, one in which you can succeed in learning the material. Because mathematics (especially algebra, trigonometry, and calculus) builds upon itself in such a fundamental way, it is imperative that you build a strong mathematical foundation upon which to complete your major program of study.
Please note the following general guideline:
higher levelthan the course in which you placed.
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