College of Science

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

  • Building 8 Room 113
  • Phone: (909) 869-3142
  • Hours of Operation: M – F 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Email:  mathstat@cpp.edu
  1. Do I need to know my Bronco ID Number before I call the Math Department?
  2. I don't have my Bronco ID card with me. How do I find out my Bronco ID number on BroncoDirect?
  3. What is a section number? What is a class number?
  4. I am trying to search for a class and no classes are showing up. Are you offering this class this quarter?
  5. When classes are in my shopping cart, does that mean I am enrolled in those courses?
  6. Do waitlisted units count towards the total amount of units I am able to enroll in?
  7. Where do I enter a permission number?
  8. Are all permission number’s 6-digits?
  9. I got a permission number from the Math and Statistics Department office during the adjustment period and it put me on the waitlist position #8. What are my chances of getting this class?
  10. I went to the first class meeting and I got a permission number from the instructor. When I used the permission number on BroncoDirect, it says that I do not have the prerequisites. Why can’t I add the class?
  11. Will EAP and ELM scores make me eligible for MAT 105 and 106?
  12. Will SAT and ACT scores make me eligible for MAT 114, MAT 120, MAT 125, or MAT 130?
  13. How do I find my MDPT scores on Broncodirect/Peoplesoft?
  14. For Early Start classes, does a CR mean I passed and can move on to the next class?
  15. I took math classes in high school, what class am I eligible to take at CPP?
  16. I am an Engineering Major. I took a calculus class at another campus but it didn’t transfer. What do I need to do?
  17. I took a class at another school that showed an articulation on assist.org for MAT 114 or MAT 130. My Transfer Credit Report and Degree Progress Report currently show credit for MAT 114 but I need the class to count for MAT 130. Do I need to fill out a course substitution?
  18. Are there classes during finals week?

1. Do I need to know my Bronco ID Number before I call the Math Department?

Yes, knowing your Bronco ID Number speeds up the process because we have to look up your academic records. All Bronco ID Numbers are 9 digits, and they start with "00" or "01". If you are trying to register for a class, make sure you know the section or class number of the specific course you are trying to add. (See question 3 if you don't know what these are.)

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2. I don't have my Bronco ID card with me. How do I find out my Bronco ID number on BroncoDirect?

You can find your Bronco ID number in Academic Test Summary or on your Cal Poly Pomona Unofficial Transcript.

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3. What is a section number? What is a class number?

A section number are the two numbers that are listed next to the particular class you are trying to add.

For example, MAT 106-02-LEC(71902)

  • 02 is the section number.
  • 71902 is the class number.

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4. I am trying to search for a class and no classes are showing up. Are you offering this class this quarter?

Most likely we are offering sections of GE MAT/STA courses or calculus courses.
If you are having trouble finding sections, follow these steps:

  1. Check the term and make sure the current quarter is selected.
  2. Make sure the show open classes only box is unchecked. Sometimes allsections for a class are waitlisted and having this box checked won’t showyou any results.

If you are still having problems finding a class, call the Math Department.

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5. When classes are in my shopping cart, does that mean I am enrolled in those courses?

No, you have to click the green button that says “Proceed to step 2 of 3”, and then click “Finish Enrolling” on the next page before you are enrolled in courses.

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6. Do waitlisted units count towards the total amount of units I am able to enroll in?

Yes; if you are waitlisted for any class, the units will count towards enrolled units. Therefore, if the unit cap is 13 and you are enrolled in two 4 unit classes and waitlisted for one 4 unit class, you will only be able to add another class if it is 1 unit.

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7. Where do I enter a permission number?
  • When you are searching for classes and find the class you want to add, click the select class button next to the specific section. On the right side of the screen, there will be a waitlist if class if full button, and underneath you will see a permission number box. This is where you enter the permission number. Click next and the class will be entered into your shopping cart (see Question #5 if you don’t know how to enroll into classes).
  • If the class is already in your cart, go to your shopping cart. Click the blue hyperlink of the class you are trying to add. On the right side of the screen, there will be a waitlist if class if full button, and underneath you will see a permission number box. This is where you enter the permission number. Click next and the class will be entered into your shopping cart. Go back to your shopping cart and follow the instructions to enroll in the class.

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8. Are all permission number’s 6-digits?
No, permission numbers range between 3-6 digits.

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9. I got a permission number from the Math and Statistics Department office during the adjustment period and it put me on the waitlist position #8. What are my chances of getting this class?
  • After grades are posted, students who do not have the required grade(s) to fulfill the course prerequisites will be dropped and space will become available to students on the waitlist to enroll.
  • If you are still on the waitlist, you should attend the first class meeting and check with the instructor to see if he or she will add you. You may need a permission number from the instructor to override class capacity if the class is full. Your other option is to choose another section that is open. You may need a permission number from the Math and Statistics Department to swap to another section.

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10. I went to the first class meeting and I got a permission number from the instructor. When I used the permission number on BroncoDirect, it says that I do not have the prerequisites. Why can’t I add the class?
  • The permission numbers that you receive from the instructors will only override the class capacity. If BroncoDirect does not recognize your prerequisites or if your prerequisites exceeded the time limit, you would need to bring the permission number slip to the Math and Statistics Department office. A staff member would need to verify your course prerequisites and update the permission number that you received from your instructor. 
  • NOTE: If you received a permission number from the Math and Statistics Department office prior to receiving a number from the instructor, the number will need to be updated as well to override both prerequisites and class capacity before you can register.

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11. Will EAP and ELM scores make me eligible for MAT 105 and 106?

No, conditional or exempt EAP scores and ELM scores of a 50 or higher will make you eligible to take MAT 191, MAT 194 (if you are a liberal studies major), or STA 120. If you would like to take MAT 105 and/or MAT 106 you should take the Math Analysis MDPT or take MAT 12, earn a C or better in MAT 12, then you can take MAT 105 and/or MAT 106.

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12. Will SAT and ACT scores make me eligible for MAT 114, MAT 120, MAT 125, or MAT 130?

No, SAT scores of a 550 or higher and ACT scores of a 23 or higher will make you eligible to take MAT 105, MAT 106, MAT 191, MAT 194 (if you are a liberal studies major), or STA 120. If you would like to take any calculus course, you should take the Precalculus MDPT.

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13. How do I find my MDPT scores on Broncodirect/Peoplesoft?

Click Main Menu, Broncodirect, Student Self Services, Additional Services, then View My Test Summary. Make sure to click View All, then look for your MDPT scores.

If you took the Math Analysis Test, the test ID will say MDMA and you would need to look at your composite for all.

  1. 0-9=MAT 10
  2. 10-17=MAT 11
  3. 18-26=MAT 12
  4. 24-45=MAT 191, MAT 194 (liberal studies only), or STA 120
  5. 27-45=MAT 105, MAT 106, or MAT 125

If you took the Precalculus Test, the test ID will say MDPC and you would need to look at the composite for all except TG (algebra subscore), and the Trigonometry score in order to interpret your results. A placement chart is provided on the Math Department homepage.

Please see https://www.csupomona.edu/~sci/mathematics-statistics/mdpt/index.shtml for more information. 

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14. For Early Start classes, does a CR mean I passed and can move on to the next class?

No, a CR means you fulfilled your Early Start requirement but does not tell you whether you passed the class or not. An NC means you did not fulfill your Early Start requirement. In order to see if you passed the class, you would need to check your Test Summary (see direction on how to get there in Question #9), and see if your ESM score has been posted. When you are an Early Start student, your grade gets converted into a new ELM score which lets all CSU campuses know where to place you. Each CSU campus has their own breakdown for ELM scores, so placing in college level math at one CSU doesn’t necessarily mean you will place into college level math at another CSU.

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15. I took math classes in high school, what class am I eligible to take at CPP?

High school courses do NOT transfer into college credit. You will need eligible SAT, ACT, ELM, EAP, or MDPT scores in order to take a college level course. If you are trying to take a calculus class, you would need to have qualifying AP scores or MDPT scores in order to receive a permission number.

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16. I am an Engineering Major. I took a calculus class at another campus but it didn’t transfer. What do I need to do?
  • You will need to submit a Request for Course Substitution or Acceptance of Transfer Coursework and provide a course description or course syllabus.
  • Engineering majors require that their students type their Course Substitution petition before turning it in. You can find this petition on Registrar’s homepage under Forms and Services.

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17. I took a class at another school that showed an articulation on assist.org for MAT 114 or MAT 130. My Transfer Credit Report and Degree Progress Report currently show credit for MAT 114 but I need the class to count for MAT 130. Do I need to fill out a course substitution?
  • No, all you need to do is contact your evaluator in Registrar’s via email and let them know that assist.org shows an articulation for your class and that you want the class articulation to be applied to the class you are trying to cover for. A List of Transfer and Graduation Advisors can be found on http://www.csupomona.edu/~registrar/graduation/index.shtml. You can also use the Transfer Credit Report/Degree Progress Report Inquiry form from http://www.csupomona.edu/~registrar/transfer-credit/tc-inquiry-form.shtml
  • NOTE: Please make sure that when you use assist.org that you use the curriculum year articulations from the year you took the course(s) and not the current year. If you are using the wrong curriculum year, the evaluator will not switch your courses if your curriculum year doesn’t have an articulation but a later/earlier year does. Students’ in this situation will need to fill out a Course Substitution to attempt to get their class to fulfill a requirement.
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18. Are there classes during finals week?

No, there are no classes during finals week. There are 10 weeks to a quarter with class sessions, and one week after which is finals week. Please check the Final Exam Schedule for the day and time your class will meet during finals week.

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