Schedule For Success (S4S)
Frequently Asked Questions from Parents
Who can I contact with questions?
- Cassandra Hirdes, Program Director, Schedule For Success
- Your student’s Learning Specialist (see next FAQ)
- The Math Department: math.arizona.edu/academics/placement
Can I talk with my student’s Learning Specialist?
You may speak with your student’s Learning Specialist; however, they can only share information that is general in nature unless your student has granted the Learning Specialist permission (via a FERPA waiver) for open lines of communication between parent, student, and Learning Specialist.
How can I help my student in this program?
Encourage your student to take full advantage of all that Schedule for Success entails: Learning Specialist appointments, free tutoring, and math department support (Pascal’s, ILC 140). Also, encourage consistent communication with their SAS 100AX instructors and Learning Specialists (via email and office hours). Your student may also contact the math department via Facebook (www.facebook.com/UAMath100). Finally, tell them to check their email! We provide lots of useful and need-to-know information for students from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will this math class delay my student’s expected graduation date?
Because the 2-unit SAS 100AX course does not count toward a student’s 120-unit graduation requirement, many students find it helpful to add in a late start course (one of the 3-unit ten-week general education courses) or to enroll in a summer course to ensure they stay on track for a four-year graduation timeline.
Math 100 is structured to help students improve or refine skills in which they need the most mastery. At the conclusion of Math 100 in the fall, the final exam will determine which level of math a student is eligible for in the spring semester. A student’s next math course will depend on their major and course of study.
We always encourage students to speak with their academic advisors to understand more about their math options and graduation requirements. Please see advising.arizona.edu for more information.