FASET and Incoming Students

The new student orientation program for freshman and transfer students and their parent(s), guardian(s) or guest(s) is referred to as FASET which stands for:

  • Familiarization and
  • Adaptation to the
  • Surroundings and
  • Environs of
  • Tech

The FASET website offers a host of information for the incoming new students.

Information for Incoming Fall First-Year Students

Frequently asked questions regarding registration.

Which MATH course should I take?

New Math Core (from Fall 2015).

See the AP Credit credit chart.

Flow chart describing textbook choices for Fall 2019.


MATH 1564 Information

MATH 1564, Linear Algebra with Abstract Vector Spaces is by invitation only. Permits will be issued to selected students. Application form.


Optional Freshman Placement Mathematics Examinations

These exams are for incoming first year students only.

Please note that placement exams are representative of final exams administered in our GT mathematics courses. Thus, the expectations may be different from the level of instruction you received in high school. Preparation and a strong conceptual understanding of the material are required in order to receive a passing grade. If you do not feel as if you have confidently learned the material, we recommend that you take the course at GT.


For First Year Semester Abroad Students:  Optional Freshman Placement exams for MATH 1551 will be offered at 9:00 am on July 12, 2023. The exam will be in-person and will be 2 hours. A student can take at most one of the exams. A student who passes the MATH 1551 Optional Freshman Placement Exam will be awarded course credit for MATH 1551 Differential Calculus and the student will be given a prerequisite override for MATH 1552 Integral Calculus. This exam are for incoming first year students only. The exam will be in the Weber SST III building in classroom 1.

Students must register by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

These exams are for incoming first year students only.


For Summer First Year Students and Fall First Year Students: Optional Freshman Placement exams will allow students to test out of MATH 1551, MATH 1552, MATH 1553, or MATH 1554. The exams will be in-person on Friday August 18, 2023, the Friday before Fall 2023 classes start. The exams will be 2 hours in length. These exams are for incoming first year students only. The exams will be in the TBD building in room TBD. A student can take at most 2 exams.

Students must register by end of day on Wednesday August 16, 2023.

These exams are for incoming first year students only.

MATH 1551: 9:00 am

MATH 1552, MATH 1553, MATH 1554:  2:00 pm


For all placement exams: no additional materials are allowed, including calculators and notes.  Bring your BuzzCard and pencils to the exam. The department does not provide review materials for the exams.


Click here to register for the Freshman Placement Exams for either date.


See the AP Credit credit chart.

Important: Students who attempt an Freshman Placement Exam may not later attempt an Advanced Standing Exam for the same course. 

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transfer credit information on the Transfer Equivalency Catalog, transfer credit evaluation policies, information on how to request transfer credit evaluations, and more. 


Mathematics Course Equivalencies

Course equivalencies between the Old Math Core and the New Math Core Fall 2015 and information on transfer credit courses such as MATH 1X51, 1X52, 1X53, 2X51, 2X52, MATH 15X1, 15X2, 1522, 17X1, 17X2, 24X1, or 24X3, etc.


Honors Courses

The School of Mathematics offers honors courses for freshmen and continuing students. Continue here.