Frequently Asked Questions about Mathematics
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No. The Mathematics Department does not force students into closed sections. Administrators are frequently asked by students to make changes to their schedules to accommodate work obligations, family obligations, scheduling conflicts or issues with the bus arrival/departure times. It is the policy of the Blinn Mathematics Department to deny these requests as we cannot fairly fulfill them. Please continue to check myBLINN for seat availability. Also, be mindful of any drop for nonpayment dates as seats often become available at that time.
If Blinn errs, then it is the policy of the Mathematics Department to place students back into their original schedule. Please have someone from Enrollment Services contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement that you were dropped erroneously. Please have them include your Blinn College ID and the CRN of the Math course from which you were dropped.
No. Please check myBLINN for the possibility of “late-start” 12-week classes or 2nd 8-week classes that accommodate your schedule. As always, please be mindful of registration dates and payment deadlines.
An 8-week mathematics course concludes in 8 weeks rather than the traditional 16 weeks in which most courses are completed. Eight-week courses provide students with the opportunity to complete two courses in one semester. This is accomplished by offering the courses four days per week (Monday – Thursday) rather than the usual two days per week. The Mathematics Department offers several pairings of 8-week classes according to student need. All 8-week classes have a section number that starts with the letter “H” such as MATH 1324-H11. Any student with the proper prerequisite(s) may register for a 1st 8-week course.
Most questions about the Math Placement Exams (MPE) can be answered by visiting the MPE web page.
When the instructor is listed as "TBA," that means that the course has not yet had a specific instructor assigned. As soon as an instructor is assigned, the appropriate name will be listed. Remember that it is most important to choose a time and course modality that best fits your schedule and study habits.
When a student is administratively withdrawn from a course for unexcused absences, Blinn sends the student an e-mail via their Blinn e-mail account detailing the reinstatement procedures. Please check your Blinn e-mail account to begin your reinstatement process.