- I cannot finish the Personalized Precalculus Program (PPP) before I attend my New Student Conference. Can I still participate in the PPP?
- What if I cannot attend every online session?
- How much time per week will this program require?
- If I work in the summer, can I still participate in this program?
- What equipment do I need to participate in the program?
- Will I receive college credit for taking this course?
- Can I use a calculator in this program?
- What do I do if I experience technical difficulties?
- How can I get the scholarship?
I cannot finish the Personalized Precalculus Program (PPP) before I attend my New Student Conference. Can I still participate in the PPP?
Absolutely! At your new student conference, your academic adviser will likely register you for the math course in which you were placed. Once you successfully complete the PPP and score high enough on your Math Placement Exam you or your academic adviser can then register you in the appropriate course.
What if I cannot attend every online session?
As long as you can attend the majority of the online sessions (missing a maximum of three), you should still participate. Every online session is recorded. If you must miss one, you can view the recording and keep up with the rest of your group. Keep in mind, attending the online sessions is the best way to be successful.
How much time per week will this program require?
The Texas A&M Department of Mathematics recommends you spend about 15 hours a week working on activities related to the program. You will meet with your tutor 10 hours per week and you should dedicate at least five to seven hours per week working on assignment given to you by your tutor. The time you spend in the summer improving your math skills is time well spent and will pay off when you get to Texas A&M.
What equipment do I need to participate in the program?
You will need a computer, a high-speed Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone. You will communicate with your tutor and other group members over the Internet, so you must have a way to speak to them (the microphone) and a way to hear them (the speakers). Some students prefer an all-in-one headset.
What do I do if I experience technical difficulties?
If you experience difficulty, please contact the system’s technical support:
Instructional Technology Services Tech Support
Office and phone support hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
ITS Support Information
How can I get the scholarship?
Please contact the coordinator by email, then we will check your financial needs.