# Glendale Community College

Home Menu# Frequently Asked Questions

## Self-Paced Math Classes

*Who should take a self-paced math class?*

- If you have previously taken math and just need a review.
- If you are self-motivated and able to learn using only a textbook, a tutor, videos, and software.
- Be aware that learning math without a lecture may not be right for you.

*How long does it usually take to complete a self-paced math class?*

- Although most students think if is faster than taking the lecture course, it takes an average of 2-4 semesters to finish a four or five unit class.
- There are students who are able to complete 9 units of math in one semester with this program.
- How fast or slow you complete the coursework is completely up to you.

*Can I enroll in more than one self-paced math class at the beginning of the semester?*

- No, you can only enroll one unit at a time.
- Once you have completed a unit, your instructor will give you the appropriate paperwork to add the next unit.

*Can I finish more than one self-paced math class in one semester?*

- Yes, as mentioned above, after you complete one unit, you may enroll in then next one during the same semester by submitting the appropriate paperwork to Admissions and Records.
- Since these are open entry/open exit classes, you may add at any time during the semester if there is room in the class.

*How does the class work?*

- You must complete 6 hours per week in the Math Discovery Center.
- You must meet with your instructor once a week (during their designated times).
- Each unit consists of 2 chapter tests and a module exam.
- You study each chapter using the available resources (MyMathLab for Math 255, WebAssign for Math 245, 246, 219, and 220, and/or Moodle).
- All pretests, homework assignments, quizzes and tests are computerized. Only module exams are paper/pencil.
- In order to take a test, you must either
- pass online pre-tests (you are only allowed one attempt and must score 70% or better) OR
- complete all the homework and quizzes online with an 80% or better (with no limit on the number of attempts).

- Once you are eligible to take a test, you may do so with any instructor (online in the testing room, with no time limit). You will receive a grade immediately, but your instructor will re-grade your exams and award partial credit.
- If you pass with a 70% or better, you may move on to the next test or you may voluntarily choose to re-take the same test only one more time for a better grade.
- If you do not pass, your instructor will go over your test with you and may assign homework to help better prepare you for another attempt.
- You take tests until you pass.

- Once you pass two chapter tests, you will take a cumulative paper/pencil module exam to complete your unit.

*How do I add a self-paced math class?** *

- If you are currently enrolled in a lecture math class, you may drop down into a self-paced class during the first 10 weeks of the semester without “W” notation on your transcript if you find a self-paced instructor who has space in their class.
- You will have to start from the beginning of the material and complete the online pre-tests, homework, and quizzes. None of your work from the lecture class transfers to the self-paced class.
- If you are not currently enrolled in a math class, you should ask any instructor teaching a section that fits into your schedule if they have any openings. If so, they will check your prerequisites to make sure you are eligible to add and complete an add/drop form for you to submit to admission and records.

*Can I take a self-paced class at the same time I am enrolled in another class since I can come any time?*

- No, you may not enroll in two courses that meet at the exact same time.