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Class Expectations


The department requires that all prerequisites be completed before a student is allowed to enroll for a class. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites have been met within the past calendar year. If you do not have a valid pre-requisite, please go through the SLCC Math Placement process by following the instructions on the SLCC Placement page. The Placement process will help you determine the best math course for you based on your skills and past experience. If you are still unsure what course you should take, please contact Academic Advising.


Class attendance is expected. Regular attendance is essential to achieve satisfactory results. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all material covered, tests dates, and assignment due dates. Your instructor will outline specific attendance policies.


Students with disabilities needing accommodations such as: accommodated testing, interpreting, note-taking, taped textbooks, assistive technology, equipment accessibility arrangements, etc., should contact the Disability Resource Center.

Tests are timed, and some assignments may be as well. These times may be adjusted on a student-by-student basis to match accommodations as directed by the DRC. A low distraction environment for both instruction and testing is available.

More information may be obtained from the Disability Resource Center.


It is recommended that, in addition to attending class, students study AT LEAST 2-3 hours outside the classroom each week PER credit hour.  So, if you’re taking a 4-credit hour course, you can expect to study AT LEAST 8-12 hours a week outside the classroom – either in the STEM Learning Center or at home.

Online Classes

All online math classes are closed to registration on the second day of the term. Online courses move quickly and have due dates as early as the second day of class, therefore students who register late are placed at an inherent disadvantage. While we regret the inconvenience, this is done for the wellbeing of our students in order to prevent them from falling behind in their coursework.

Online coursework is carried out through Canvas while exams and final exams are conducted in-person via the Student Testing Services. Instructors may assist with questions pertaining to course material though tutoring resources are also available. Refer to “Tutoring & Workshops” for details

Classroom Deportment

The SLCC Math Department adheres to the Code of Students Rights and Responsibilities document.

If you are having an issue with your instructor or instruction methods, please send an email to We can then send you a form to submit online.

Use of Personal Computers

The use of personal computers in the classroom is at the instructor’s discretion therefore, students are encouraged to email instructors prior to the first day of class to ask about this expectation. Personal iPads, tablets, and smartphones generally do not support the necessary software required for some course work and therefore won't work.

Students may use their own machines on homework at any other time. 

Personal computers may not be used for exams as tests are administered as paper and pencil exams and are proctored in the classroom and the Testing Center.

Do all classes require in-person proctored exams?

As of January 2022, all Math Department exams, regular or the final exam, must be live-proctored for all modalities offered through the department. Online and broadcast students are required to take their exams at an SLCC Testing Center facility or if outside a 50-mile radius, coordinate with the Testing Center to approve a proctoring site nearer to their home. Any accommodations to this rule must be approved by the SLCC Disability Resource Center. Students are encouraged to make arrangements early in the semester with employers and families to ensure that they are free during the scheduled exam period.

What should I do if I have failed any exams in my math class?

Anytime you find yourself not understanding the material or if you have failed an exam, set up a meeting with your professor to discuss your progress in the course. Take your exams so the two of you can review any mistakes. The goal of this discussion is to be able to determine if the mistakes you have been making warrant more studying on your part, getting a tutor, remediation in a particular area where you lack the pre-requisite skills, or withdrawing from the class.

Do I have to attend my Final Exam?

You are expected to take the final exam for the Math class you are enrolled in scheduled by the college and specified in Final Exam Schedule.  Math 1030/1035 is the only exception as there is no final exam for these classes.

Proctored Final Exams

All final exams must be proctored in person- including online classes. If you are out of state or are a student living outside the Salt Lake Valley, remote proctoring is an option.  Please check out the Remote & Distance Proctoring webpage for more information.

If you need accommodations to be excused from testing in person, you will need to receive those accommodations from the Disability Resource Center.

Final Exam Grading

  • Students scoring less than 50% on the final exam for developmental-level math courses cannot get a final grade higher than a C-.
  • Students scoring less than 60% on the final exam cannot get a final grade higher than a D.