# GE Math & Enrollment Categories

### As an HSU student, you need to take one of four GE courses. But which should you take? That depends on your readiness to take GE math at a university level.

### Enrollment Categories

### Which Courses Should You Take?

**Integrated Support Courses**

**Categories 3 and 4 - Required**

These GE Math courses are designed to give students additional support:

- MATH 101i College Algebra with Integrated Support + MATH 1
- MATH 103i Mathematics as a Liberal Art with Integrated Support + MATH 3
- MATH 104i Finite Mathematics with Integrated Support + MATH 4
- STAT 108i Elementary Statistics with Integrated Support + STAT 8

Courses meet five days a week and are 3 baccalaureate units, plus another 1 pre-baccalaureate unit. This additional unit doesn't count toward your degree but it does count toward university and financial aid unit caps.

**Early Start**

**Categories 3 (recommended) and 4 (required)**

Early Start is a summer transition program that helps you improve your math skills before the beginning of the fall term. That way, you’re more prepared by the time you get to HSU, saving you a lot of time and money. Students can complete their Early Start requirement through any CSU campus.

**Ready for Calculus?**

**Categories 1 and 2**

Freshmen and transfer students who have studied pre-calculus coursework and who have not taken HSU MATH 102 and might be ready for calculus by passing the ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) assessment.

Passing the ALEKS PPL makes you eligible for calculus (MATH 105 or MATH 109). Your score can also be used to determine eligibility for MATH 101T (Trigonometry) and STAT 109 (Biostatistics).