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If you place into MTH 086, 088, 091, or 096, you will be required to take MTH 097 before you will be able to enroll in a college-level math course unless you satisfy the geometry requirement in one of the two following ways:
1) Submit a MTH 097 Waiver Form and your high school transcript to the Records Office (2nd Floor of the Student Center) showing that you completed a high school geometry course with grades of C or higher in both semesters. (MTH 097 waiver forms are available in the Testing Center or Records Office)
2) Pass the RVC Geometry Competency Test to show that you have sufficient knowledge of the geometry topics taught in MTH 097.
If you are unsure of whether or not you should take the RVC Geometry Competency Test, please contact your RVC counselor/academic advisor (Student Center, top floor or 815-921-4101).
WHAT you need to know about the Geometry Competency Test:
HOW to prepare for the Geometry Competency Test:
It is strongly recommended that students review Geometry topics. Visit the RVC Math Department's Geometry Page for more information and review material including MyMathTest, an online study option.
Review material can also be found online at www.math.com and www.brunnermath.com. Some helpful books found at local bookstores include: Barron's Geometry The Easy Way, Schaum's Outline of Geometry, and Geometry for Dummies.
Topics included in exam:
WHERE to take the Geometry Competency Test:
Students may take the test in the Testing Center (Student Center, lower level) and a Photo ID is required.