Transfer: AA yes, math no

<p>Well, I made some bad choices in HS and in CC. I have an AA but I've never taken a math class in my life. GPA 3.18 while working full time. I applied to UofW Madison and got rejected because of, you guessed it, math! Well, I looked into things more deeply and surprise surprise, every school seems to want some math.</p>

<p>I am 25, and can't really go back to CC for math. I've looked into the CLEP but it seems most top 100 schools don't really take CLEP. Now my gf is quite a high achiever and a lot younger. She wouldn't accept anything less than a top 50 school and we want to go to the same school. I'm probably dreaming thinking I am getting in the same school she does, but I would go to a state school in the same city(hoping my AA holds enough weight to get past the math issue at most state universities!)</p>

<p>So anyways guys. I'm wondering if it's ever been done. Getting into a decent school with zero math, but an AA. I know I should have done it, but it's too late for regrets, gotta move forward. Any advice would be great. BTW I'm a Minnesota resident and went to a MN CC.</p>

<p>Why can’t you go back to a community college to take 2 semesters of math? I really don’t see you getting into any four year university, much less a top 50 university, having never taken a math course in your life. Every university and college of repute will require their students to take at least math course while they’re there and in order to do that, you have to have foundational math classes - most classes will require the equivalent of 3 years of HS math (which is 3 semesters of college math) although with 2 semesters you’d probably be able to get away.</p>

<p>If you’ve NEVER taken a math class, though, you’ll probably need to take remedial/learning support math classes before you can take the classes that will actually count towards getting you into a university. Schools won’t be impressed with Math 098 and 099.</p>

<p>I’m kind of baffled with how you managed to graduate high school and get an associate’s degree without taking a math course. Even most community colleges require a semester of basic college math (usually college algebra) before awarding a degree. I looked up a few MN community colleges and all of their AA transfer programs required at least 3 credits of math. How did you manage to get out of that?</p>

<p>I really don’t see any way around it. Maybe you should move with your gf, and while she begins at her top school, you should take the math classes you need to take at a community college in her city, and then apply to a four year university in that city.</p>

<p>^ I agree with Juillet.</p>

<p>Alright, in MN you can take Logic instead of math to fulfill the requirement for the MNTC. I foolishly did that. A lot of regrets. Now I DID get into Metro State University in Minneapolis last year but I didn’t go. I already applied to UofM, so we will see what they say. I know killer essays probably don’t matter if you don’t meet minimum requirements, but UofM Twin Cities does take the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Plus I’m in-state so maybe that will help me. All I can do is pray at this point.</p>

<p>“UofM Twin Cities does take the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.”</p>

<p>Does this mean that your community college has a formal agreement with UofM-TC such that someone with an AA in your major is guaranteed admission? If so, then you really don’t have anything to worry about. You will be admitted.</p>

<p>If the agreement is not for your specific major, you need to meet with the transfer advisors at your old community college, and find out what class(es) you need to take in order to be guaranteed admission at UofM-TC.</p>

<p>just take a math class online somewhere…</p>

<p>Take a math class. Most good schools are going to require at least one if not two basic math courses even for an arts degree.</p>

<p>You’re not going to be taking calculus. Take stats and some other easy math course if you have to.</p>