The Springboard Program will prepare you to test out of Math 20 before beginning your college journey in the fall and allow you instead to start the semester in a 100 level math and/or science course.
Timeline + Resources
What is the deadline for registering?
The deadline to register is July 1 although space is limited. To enroll in the program, please return the completed application and $200 payment to the UW-Eau Claire Mathematics Department. Materials can be mailed or dropped off in the Math Department no later than July 1, but keep in mind that the program may fill before this date. Checks can be payable to UW-Eau Claire with a notation for Math Springboard. If there is economic hardship or inability to pay, see fee waiver details on the application.
Mail: UW-Eau Claire Mathematics Department | 105 Garfield Ave. | Eau Claire, WI | 54702
Math Department Office: UW-Eau Claire | Hibbard Hall | Room 508
Who should I contact if I have questions?
We welcome your questions and are happy to chat. If you have questions prior to your summer Orientation, please contact Alex Smith, Math Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-836-3673. You'll also have the option to sit down with Alex Smith at summer Orientation. He will be located in Hibbard 508 from 12:00-1:00pm every day during summer Orientation.
What happens if I don't enroll?
You will take Math 20 in your fall semester.
What happens if I don't pass the Springboard?
A student who does not pass the Springboard exam will remain enrolled in their Math 10 or Math 20 class and take that during fall semester.
Registering for Classes + Costs
What math class should I register for?
Students should register for the course they test into—either Math 10 or Math 20. A student planning to get into a non- math class that requires Math 20 as a prerequisite (such as Chemistry 105-6), will not be able to register for that class during summer orientation, and should build their schedules without that class. Students who pass the exam on September 1 will meet with advisors to change their schedules. Seats are reserved for Math Springboard participants in the appropriate math classes and/or chemistry or economics classes.
How does the $200 fee compare to Math 20?
Math 20 is a four-credit class. An in-state student would pay approximately $1400 in tuition to take Math 20 over the summer. However if taken in the fall, the four credits are part of plateau (flat tuition for 12-18 credits), and tuition is covered by financial aid just like your other semester credits.
Does the $200 fee cover the textbook cost?
Yes. The fee covers the access fee for the Knewton online curriculum. An e-book is also provided.
Can I get help paying for this program?
Yes, the fee is waived for students with an EFC (expected family contribution) under $7,000. By requesting a fee waiver, you give us permission for Financial Aid to verify your EFC. If you do not know what your EFC is, you can locate it in your MyBlugold CampS Student Center or call the Blugold Central at 715-836-3000.
Does the cost change for not living in dorms?
The fee is $100 if you will not be living in a residence hall. Students not living in the residence hall are still required to attend the math class sessions held August 28-31.
Is there an option for a refund?
You may receive a full refund if you notify the Math department in writing (email@example.com) prior to July 1. If we drop you from the program between July 1 and August 15 due to inadequate progress, or if you decide to drop from the program, then you will be refunded 50% of your fee.