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How to Use Your Transitional Math Placement

Students who take the two-semester transitional math course in a College of DuPage Community College District 502 high school can use their second semester grade of A, B or C to enroll directly into the following math classes:

  • Math 1220
  • Math 1218
  • Math 1115
  • Math 1102
  • Math 1100
  • Math 0481
  • Math 0465

Math Course Descriptions

Steps to Enrolling in Math Courses at COD

If you need to complete any of the following math courses Math 1220, Math 1218, Math 1115, Math 1102, Math 1100, Math 0481 or Math 0465 for your intended degree program or certificate, follow the steps below to become a College of DuPage student and have your transitional math course added to your COD record.

  1. Create a profile and submit your general admission application. Use your personal email address (not your high school email address) when completing the application. 
  2. Once you are a COD student, send a copy of your high school transcript with the TM002 code to HSTranscript@cod.edu Your transcript can be an official or unofficial transcript - no photos or screen shots will be accepted. Your transcript should contain your high school name, student name, math course name, TM002 code and graduation year. In the subject and body of the email message, state “Please review my transcript for transitional math.” Your transitional math code is valid for 18 months from the date of graduation.
  3. Wait a few days for the transcript to be evaluated. Check the transcript evaluation status in myAccess under Academic Profile>My Profile. Look for the “Transfer Course Summary” section.
  4. After your transitional math grade of A, B or C has been evaluated, you are allowed to register for Math 1220, Math 1218, Math 1115, Math 1102, Math 1100, Math 0481 or Math 0465. Ask for assistance from Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services or math faculty advisor to determine which math class best fits your intended area of study. 

Different Math Course for Your Plan of Study

If a transitional math student needs to enroll in a math course that is not part of the quantitative literacy transitional math partnership, then the student could use a proctored ALEKS score to enroll in other math courses. Proctored ALEKS placement scores are valid for 12 months. 

Check with a Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services or math faculty advisor to help you choose which math course fits your intended area of study. 

Option One

To send a proctored ALEKS math placement score, follow the directions on the Math Placement webpage.

Look for the third bullet point that starts “A proctored ALEKS PPL score from another institution,” to begin.

Option Two

If you do not have a proctored ALEKS score or would like to take a proctored ALEKS test to improve your score, follow the directions on the Math Placement webpage.

Look for the step-by-step guide that starts with “Step One: Get Started with ALEKS PPL.”

For general questions regarding the transitional math program, contact mathtransitions@cod.edu.