Film & Media Art
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Phone : 6100
Room : U202-1
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Phone : 6225
Room : U202-3
Working closely with the Undergraduate Advising Services will help you access resources for your education and help you achieve your academic goals. Below are some guidelines for what you can expect from your advisor and what will be expected of you.
Meet your Peer Advisor
FILM & MEDIA ARTS /
Mathematics Accuplacer Test Guidelines
- U ID or other picture ID (e.g. driver’s license, school I.D. card, passport, etc.) is required for admittance to the test
Remember to be on time!
No, Calculators are not permitted.
The Accuplacer is not timed by the online program. But, the realities of running a testing center require that there be some kind of predictability in scheduling. Thus, because the average test taker finishes within 90 minutes, the Testing Center allows test takers a maximum of two hours to finish the exam.
The Accuplacer is a computer-based test, and this allows it to be adaptive to your particular skill level. For example, if you do well on the first questions, it may skip questions that may be too easy for you, and move directly on to a more difficult type of question. Thus, as part of the testing process, you may advance through three different tests:
- Arithmetic (AR)
- Elementary Algebra (EA)
- College Level Math (CLM)
AR < 120 or EA <= 54
54 < EA <= 90 or CLM < 50
CLM >= 50
|Math 1030, 1040, 1070|
CLM >= 60
|Math 1050, 1090|
CLM >= 65
|Math 1080 (or Math 4010 if your major requires this)|
CLM >= 80
|Math 1060 or 1100|
90 <= CLM <= 120
|Math 1210, 1310|
A score report print-out will be available immediately after taking the test. At the end of the test, you will get a copy of your test results.
The Accuplacer brand Math Placement test is used by the University of Utah to identify the proper level of Math class for which a student should register. It also allows the professors to have a clear record of student achievement in mathematics, before entering a mathematics class at the university.
On the main campus, you would take what you are placed into, according to the Accuplacer test. However, at the UAC, you will automatically be placed into Math 1050, even if your score below that threshold.
Candidates must wait one complete week before retaking the Math Placement test. Contact Academic advising center if you’d like to retake the test to gain a higher score.
Generally, No. The Accuplacer exam is a requirement for all students. However, there are certain exceptions which are outlined below.
Those who do not take the exam will NOT be able to register for a mathematics course in the following semester. This is the policy at UAC.
There are a few cases where students do not need to take Accuplacer:
- ACT Math score of 23 or SAT Math score of 540, you place into Math 1050 (College Algebra) without need of Accuplacer.
- If you have either ACT Math of 28 or SAT Math score of 630, you place into Math 1210 (Calculus) without need of Accuplacer.
If you believe that you place out of a mathematics class completely, then obviously you do not have to take the exam. Students who place out of any math class have one of the following:
- AP Calculus AB score of 3 or higher
- AP Calculus BC score of 3 or higher
What the Advisor CAN Do
- Listen attentively to your questions and concerns, and maintain confidentiality.
- Respect your unique interests, abilities, and circumstances.
- Help you explore a variety of academic options that support your personal and career interests.
- Explain general education requirements.
- Explain the various Communication/Psychology/Film and Media Arts/Urban Ecology degree requirements.
- Assist you in building an appropriate class schedule.
- Refer you to appropriate campus resources as needed.
- Help you learn how to search out answers for yourself.
What the Advisor CANNOT do
- Make decisions for you. Choices you make about courses to take or what to major/minor in must be yours, since the results of those decisions affect your future.
- Clear you for graduation. While the Undergraduate Advising Services can help you plan your courses to meet graduation requirements and sign graduation papers, you are responsible for making sure that you have met the requirements. The graduation office has the final authority in determining when you have satisfied all of the requirements for your degree.
What YOU can do
- Generate and bring a Degree Audit Report (DARS)
- Compile a list of your questions. Questions are encouraged! Let us know when you need assistance with classes, ways to get involved, or even personal health concerns.
- Ensure your AP, IB and concurrent enrollment credits (if you have them) have been posted.
- Be prepared for advising sessions by bringing appropriate documents, making a list of questions and planning a tentative schedule.
- Honestly communicate your unique interests, abilities, and circumstances with your advisor.
- Take responsibility for achieving your success and accepting the consequences of your academic and personal decisions.
- Meet with your advisor regularly, we recommend meeting with an advisor every semester.
- Make sure that your AP, IB and transfer credits have been transferred to the U for evaluation.
- Arrive for your appointment on time. If you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP to allow us to assist other students needing appointments.
Declaring your Major
Speak with the Undergraduate student advisor for the major of your choice regarding requirements for that academic plan. Some majors are “open,” whereas others have special admissions requirements. The advisor will let you know what you need to do to be accepted into the major.
Reasons to declare your major:
- You must declare a major to graduate (Note: Pre-Majors need to declare)
- Declaring a major early may save you time and money
- Establishes a catalog year (This means your major requirements won’t change for 5 years)
- Once you declare a major, you could qualify for departmental scholarships
- Declaring helps your departmental advisor assist you with graduation
- You will avoid getting a hold that prevents future registration (Undeclared students with 60+ credits will receive a hold that prevents class registration)