Truman Course Grade:
Each student’s grade in Competency-Based Mathematics will be an average of their highest examination scores for each test on the software.
If a student fails to complete one or more of the assigned tests and does not withdraw from the class, they will receive a grade of F on their Truman transcript. A student can remove this F by retaking the course and completing it with a grade of C or higher.
Grading Scale for Truman Grades:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79% (Grades lower than a C are considered “non-passing” in this program.)
F = 0-69%
Checking Truman Course Grades:
A week or two after completing the course, Competency-Based Mathematics students can view the grade they received by logging in to Truview, selecting the Student Tab, and clicking the “Final Grades” link in the “Student Data” box under the “Courses & Grades” heading.
High School Course Grade (if applicable):
If students are enrolled in an associated high school class (Model 1), high school grades are assigned by the high school teachers at their discretion.
What a Grade of “IC” or “NS” Means:
Since most high school classes do not conform to the schedule of a normal college semester, grade entry may be required for Truman students before your semester has ended. Thus, Truman will record a grade of IC (or “Incomplete”) or NS (not submitted) until the point at which the student’s final grade is submitted.
Additionally, the Competency-Based Mathematics program permits students to continue to work beyond the completion of the normal class term–up to one semester–at the discretion of the proctor. Students from contract schools who anticipate completing after the school year has ended must have their teacher or counselor contact the Truman Institute to make special arrangements.
Because teachers are generally not available during the summer months, however, pursuit of this option is strongly discouraged.
Truman Grade Point Average:
Grades earned in Competency-Based Mathematics courses (except for W and IC grades) will affect the university GPA of students who later choose to attend Truman.
Each student that signs-up for a Competency-Based Mathematics course will have a Truman transcript that lists the course they signed up for and the grade they earned – just like a regular Truman student.
Unofficial Transcripts: Students can view and print their unofficial transcripts by logging in to TruView, selecting the Student tab, and clicking the “View Transcripts” link in the “Student Data” box under the “Courses & Grades” heading. (Note: Grades for Competency-Based Mathematics courses may not appear on students’ transcripts for up to two weeks after the student has completed the course).
Official Transcripts: Students can request their official Truman transcript to be sent to them or to a third party (such as a college or university to which they wish to apply) by clicking visiting the Registrar’s transcript request page.
Note: Students who have not paid their account balance in full or submitted an accurate social security number to Truman will have a hold placed on their account that will prevent them from being able to send their transcript until their balance is paid.
Transferring Truman Credit:
Students who complete a Competency-Based Mathematics Course with a grade of C or higher can transfer the credit to any school that accepts Truman State University credit.
To determine whether or not a certain school will accept transfer credit for these courses contact the registrar’s office at the school and provide them with the course description (see below).
To transfer credit to another school, students should first contact the school’s registrar’s office to determine to what address they must send their official transcript and what process the school requires students to complete in order to submit credit for transfer (they may require students to fill out forms, meet with an advisor, etc.).
MATH 156 College Algebra
A review and study of algebraic topics including equations and inequalities, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities. Emphasis is placed on application and review of skills. A student who has earned credit in MATH 186 may subsequently enroll in MATH 156 and/or MATH 157, counting all grades in grade point averages, but receiving only 3 credit hours toward graduation. This is not a course designed to introduce algebra to students for the first time. Credit Hours: 3
MATH 157 Plane Trigonometry
The essentials of trigonometry with some applications. Practical skills, problem solving and computational skills are emphasized. A student who has earned credit in MATH 186 may subsequently enroll in MATH 156 and/or MATH 157, counting all grades in grade point averages, but receiving only 3 credit hours toward graduation. Credit Hours: 2
How Transferred Credits Could Affect Students’ Grade Point Averages at Other Colleges or Universities:
A student’s Truman course grades may or may not be included in their GPA at another college or university when transferred, depending on the schools’ transfer policies.
Students should contact the registrar’s office of the college or university to which they are interested in transferring the credit to see what the school’s policies are regarding transfer credit.