Placement of Incoming Students in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics

Submission form for tentative class placement

The computer science, mathematics, and statistics faculty at Grinnell College devote considerable attention to advising incoming students about where they might best begin their course work. As part of this effort, both faculty and students participate in an on-going research project which uses techniques of artificial intelligence in decision making. While final placement decisions are always the result of discussion between students and faculty, an expert system may be helpful in suggesting possible placements.

In order to utilize this expert system, you may enter appropriate scores into the following table. Leave any box blank, if that information is unavailable. In the subject boxes, please enter data for grades 9–12. For example, subject semesters would often be between 0–8. Grades are averages in all classes related to that subject and must be represented by signed letters (e.g., A+, B–).

Standardized Tests: Math SAT Math ACT
Advanced Placement(AP): Calculus AB Calculus BC
Computer Science A Computer Science AB
International Baccalaureate (IB): Math Computer Science
Total Math Semesters Math Grade
Calculus Semesters Calculus Grade
Pre-Calculus Semesters Pre-Calculus Grade
Computer Science Semesters Computer Science Grade
Statistics Semesters Statistics Grade