MAT INFO1 and MAT INFO2: Calculus Orientation

MAT INFO1 and MAT INFO2 are classes designed to serve as both an aid to placement decisions and a review of material that students may have covered in an earlier class. Students who expect to take a 100-level math course (MAT100, MAT103, MAT104 or MAT175) should sign up for MAT INFO1 at registration. Students who expect to take MAT201 or MAT203 should sign up for MAT INFO2 at registration. Sections of both MAT INFO1 and MAT INFO2 will be offered at 9AM, at 10AM, at 11AM, and at 12:30PM.

MAT INFO1 and MAT INFO2 will meet on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3. These two class sessions will consist of problem-solving workshops that showcase the norms and expectations in our calculus courses, to help each student identify the appropriate level to enter the curriculum or review material they will have taken earlier. Math department advisers will be available that week for consultation with individual students as they finalize their course selection. 

On Thursday, September 3, student registration for MAT100, MAT103, MAT104, MAT175, MAT201, and MAT203 will open at 2:45PM; students can then SWAP MAT INFO1 or MAT INFO2 for the course they have selected. Additional placement adjustments are possible throughout the Drop/Add/Swap period, which ends on Tuesday, September 15.

Students who are likely to choose to start in MAT100 should select a section of MAT INFO1 that meets at 9AM or at 11AM. Students who are likely to choose MAT175 should select a section of MAT INFO1 that meets at 10AM, 11AM or 12:30PM. Students who are likely to choose MAT203 should choose a section of MAT INFO2 that meets at 11 AM or 12:30PM.

For MAT INFO1 and MAT INFO2, like the other multi-section calculus and linear algebra classes, students will sign up for a time, and not a particular section. At the end of freshman registration, students enrolled in the MAT INFO classes will be randomly assigned to a section that meets at their desired time; similarly, prior to the beginning of the second week of classes (Monday, September 8), students will be randomly assigned to a section of their selected MAT class that meets at their desired time.

NOTE: Because MAT INFO1 meets on Wednesday and Thursday of the first week, and MAT175 meets on a MWF schedule, students who expect to take MAT175 may have difficulty signing up for a MAT INFO section if they plan to take a class that meets Tuesday/Thursday.

  • If you can take a MAT INFO1 class that meets at the same time as your desired MAT175 class, please sign up for that time.
  • If you can't match your MAT INFO1 class to your desired MAT175 class, due to a conflict with a TTh class, but can take MAT INFO1 at another time, please sign up for the MAT INFO1 that you can take, and e-mail Michelle Matel (mmatel@princeton.edu) with the time of the MAT INFO1 that you're enrolled in, and the MAT175 time that you want. This will help us ensure that there is sufficient capacity available in each MAT175 time slot.
  • If you can't fit MAT INFO1 in your schedule at all, due to TTh conflicts, e-mail Michelle Matel (mmatel@princeton.edu) letting us know that you are not enrolled in MAT INFO1, and the MAT175 time that you want. Again, this will help us ensure that there is sufficient capacity available in each MAT175 time slot.

Contacts

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Administrator