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Orientation Advising Information - Spring 2022

Math Department Orientation Advisors

Welcome to the Virginia Tech Mathematics Department! 

We look forward to virtually meeting you soon.

Virginia Tech's New Student Orientation Information, Spring 2022

CHECKLIST FOR INCOMING MATH MAJORS

Complete Items A-B by January 4, 2022. Complete Items C-E before your orientation advising session.

Complete the following on the College of Science spring orientation website.

  • Step 1 (Set Up Technology)
  • Step 2 (VT Requirements)
  • Step 3 (Incoming Credits) 

Math deparment spring 2022 orientation advising will be held on January 7, 2022 at 12pm EST.

In the survey, you will indicate your degree option preference. We will discuss this with you again during your advising session where you will officially select your degree option. 

To stay on track to graduate in four years, math majors who do not have transfer credit for MATH 1225 (Calculus of a Single Variable) should take this course in their first semester. To be elibigle to enroll in the course, you must earn a score of 76 or better on an ALEKS Placement Assessment or have a qualifying score on a college-level examination shown on your record in Hokie Spa.

IMPORTANT: We encourage all math majors to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment, regardless of whether you have a qualifying college-level exam score.

  • Complete Step 4 (College of Science Action Items) on the College of Science spring orientation websiteNOTE: When you get to the step about checksheets, use the checksheets found here.
  • Read the Math Placement section under Resources below.
  • Create your FERPA self-passcode.
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  1. The advising session will require a Zoom password, which will be emailed to your VT email address.
  2. Your FERPA self-passcode is also required for the advising session. Have this readily available.
  3. Review your personal orientation advising information in the Navigate advising platform by clicking the box below. Login with your VT PID and password, then click the Reports tab. Don't miss the documents attached to the Note!

 

Make sure you have completed Step 4 (College of Science Action Items) on the College of Science orientation website. Review video tutorials as needed. You may also want to watch this video about the conditional add/drop feature for course scheduling.

RESOURCES

We will place you into an appropriate math course before your orientation advising session based on the information that we have at the time. Be sure to submit any math transfer credit documentation that you have to the Math Department Spring 2022 Orientation Survey no later than January 4.

Math placement is generally done per the table below. Orientation advisors will speak with each student individually during their orientation advising session to ensure proper placement.

Documented Math Transfer Credit VT Math Course Placement
None MATH 12251
MATH 1225 MATH 1226
MATH 1225+1226 MATH 2204+2114 or MATH 2405H
MATH 1225+1226+others placement on individual basis


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 To stay on track to graduate in four years, math majors who do not have transfer credit for MATH 1225 (Calculus of a Single Variable) should take this course in their first semester. To be elibigle to enroll in the course, you must earn a score of 76 or better on an ALEKS Placement Assessment or have a qualifying score on a college-level examination shown on your record in Hokie Spa. Students who do not earn an "Eligible to Enroll" status for MATH 1225 by January 22, 2022 must take MATH 1014, Precalculus, instead.

IMPORTANT: We encourage all math majors to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment, regardless of whether you have a qualifying college-level exam score.

You will be placed into an appropriate English course before your orientation advising session based on the information that we have at the time. Be sure to submit any English transfer credit documentation that you may have to the Math Department Spring 2022 Orientation Survey no later than January 4.

English placement is generally done per the table below. Orientation advisors will speak with each student individually during their orientation advising session to ensure proper placement.

SSWPI = Strong Start for Writing Placement Inventory

SSWPI Score
VT ENGL Placement
3.1 - 10.6 ENGL 1105
0.0 - 3.0 ENGL 11061
None English Assessment Must Be Completed2

1 Students who place into ENGL 1106 based on their SSWPI score are awarded 3 hours of Advanced Standing credit for ENGL 1105 if they earn a C or higher on their first attempt at ENGL 1106.

2 Students who have not completed their SSWPI must do this immediately through their Applicant Portal. Once the SSWPI is completed, scores will be available on your Hokie Spa Orientation Information page approximately 24 hours later. Completion of the SSWPI is a prerequisite for ENGL 1105 and ENGL 1106.

NOTE: Students who have transfer credit for ENGL 1105 and/or ENGL 1106 will not be placed by SSWPI score. Students with only ENGL 1105 transfer credit will be placed into ENGL 1106 if a seat is available. Students with ENGL 1105+1106 transfer credit will not be placed into an English course.

If AP exams were completed during a span of multiple years, you may need to contact the College Board and ask that your scores be merged and sent to Virginia Tech again (college code 5859).

Students must earn a C or better to receive transfer credit from courses taken at other colleges and universities. If you have submitted a transcript with a COVID-19 specific grading scheme that does not clearly indicate whether a grade of C or better was earned in a course, an explanation of the actual grade must be provided to the Registrar's office. This verification will be requested on the Hokie Spa transfer credit screen.

The table below shows the maximum number of credits allowed to transfer from various sources. Students who exceed the maximum in any category will need to submit a Credit Decline Form to transfercredit@vt.edu. This form should be discussed with an orientation advisor before it is submitted.

Transfer Credit Max # of Allowable VT Credits 
AP 38
IB Diploma 38
IB Certificate 30
CLEP 12
Cambridge International 38
community college(s) 60
multiple sources 90
  • All math majors who are international students will have a secondary academic advisor, Dr. Tao Lin.
  • You will also have a Cranwell International Center advisor, Max Crumley-Effinger, who can help with questions about student visa requirements, travel, etc. 
  • International students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits each fall and spring semester and at least 9 credits must be in a hybrid or face-to-face modality.

CORPS OF CADETS

The information below is from Fall 2021. These courses are not offered in the spring, but are listed here so you know what courses will be needed in the future. Use the contact list below to speak with someone to plan your Corps of Cadets/ROTC required courses.

Course requirements from Fall 2021 outlined by membership are listed below.

Membership Fall 2021 Course Credits
All New Cadets MGT 1945 2
Army ROTC1 MS 1005 2
Naval ROTC2 MN 1004 3
Air Force ROTC3 AS 1115, AS 2944,
and AS 2934
3
Citizen-Leadership Track MGT 1935 2
Regimental Band
(Highty-Tighties)
MUS 3314

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1 Any freshman student planning to graduate in less than four years must discuss Milibary Science course requirements with the Army ROTC enrollment officer prior to finalizing their fall schedule. All transfer students should contact the Army ROTC enrollment officer as soon as possible to discuss "catch-up" ROTC training requirements and placement options to make up for ROTC training they have missed.

2 In order to take less than 15 credit hours in a semester, the midshipman must get approval from the Naval ROTC Commanding Officer.

3Due to transition times and hygiene concerns, Air Force ROTC cadets should be aware that they should not sign up for class at 9:30am Tues/Thurs if they sign up for AS 2934 on Tues/Thurs, or class at 9:05am Mon/Wed if they sign up for AS 2934 on Mon/Wed. Incoming 3 year Air Force ROTC cadets (transfer students with 6 semesters remaining) will also need to sign up for AS 2115.

Questions?
Army ROTC: Donna Mallet & Buck Kellogg (rotc@vt.edu)
Naval ROTC:  Dr. Francis Cavendish (fcavendish@vt.edu) or nrotc@vt.edu
Air Force ROTC: Capt. Darrell Cousin (cousind@vt.edu) or det875afrotcncoorgbox@vt.edu
Regimental Band: Senior Chief Jim Bean (jbean88@vt.edu)
Leadership Studies Minor: Dr. Elaine Humphrew (elaineh@vt.edu)
Transfer Cadets: Lieutenant Colonel Rewa Mariger (rmariger@vt.edu)
Corps of Cadets: Lieutenant Colonel Rewa Mariger (rmariger@vt.edu)

VETERAN SERVICES

The Office of Veteran Services works with Virginia Tech’s Bursar’s Office, Registrar’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Services to receive and process all documentation related to veteran and military student educational benefits. They also collaborate with university and community partners to ensure that veterans and military dependents are connected to the financial, academic, and social resources necessary for a successful transition to and through their course of study at Virginia Tech.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides accommodations to students on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of disability they may have. SSD offers a host of accommodations, including classroom accommodations, accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing students, the SSD testing center, note takers, alternate text, and housing accommodations. Students who wish to receive accommodations must register with SSD.

  • Free Time CRNs for Spring 2022 Schedule by Sport [LINK NOT YET AVAILABLE]
  • Student athletes must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits) every semester to maintain NCAA eligibility for practice and competition. If a student athlete wishes to drop below 12 credit hours, permission must be obtained from the University Registrar and consultation with a Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) counselor.
  • Freshman student athletes must pass 24 degree-applicable credit hours during their first academic year (ex: summer, fall, spring, summer)
  • All student athletes must complete a minimum of 6 degree-applicable credit hours every fall and every spring.
  • All student althletes must complete a minimum of 18 degree-applicable credit hours during the combination of fall and spring semesters each year.

Math majors can satisfy VT's foreign language requirement in one of three ways:

  1. Speak a native language that is not English.
  2. Taken at least two years of a single foreign or classical language in high school.
  3. Earn 6 semester hours of college-level foreign or classical language credit. These 6 credits are in addition to the 120 hours required for a math degree.

Incoming students cannot apply to change their major until Spring 2022 final grades have posted (at the earliest, depending on major change requirements). If you've been accepted to VT as a math major but have already decided that you no longer want to be a math major, you'll still need to attend our math department orientation advising session to complete your spring course schedule. However, you should also meet with a transitional advisor. Transitional advisors are available to meet with new students beginning January 3, 2022.

Incoming math majors are advised to meet with a transitional advisor after their math department orientation advising session, so that registration holds are removed and math major course requirements are known.

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