Mathematics Academic Prep Program (MAP)

mapMathematics Academic Prep (MAP) is a non-credit Penn State summer class that can help prepare you for “math-heavy” majors such as Engineering, Information Sciences Technology and Science.

This course covers topics commonly found in Algebra I, Algebra II and Trigonometry, and can prepare students for Calculus I.

This course is designed for newly admitted Penn State students. 


  • Network with future peers in a hands-on team based learning environment


  • Experience the first year experience - prior to the first year


  • Acclimate yourself to Penn State Abington's campus before the beginning of the fall semester


Taught by top-level faculty, this affordable option can help you develop good study habits, test taking and note taking skills.


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Course Details

MATH 5071
Monday–Thursday, June 29–August 6, 2015 (6 week course)

10:00 a.m.
–3:00 p.m. (lunch break - 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
Total class hours = 96 (the equivalent of 6 college credits)


Classroom Location - 209 Sutherland Building

Tuition: $100
(plus $25 technology fee)


This course is for incoming Penn State students who have completed the ALEKS assessment exam for Penn State and received a score between 30% and 75%.


Please call 215-881-7400 to register for this course.



Learning Goals       

The students can be able to:

1.        Manipulate and simplify algebraic and trigonometric expressions

2.        Solve algebraic and trigonometric equations

3.        Graph algebraic and trigonometric functions

4.        Create and interpret mathematical models

In addition, they can learn how to use standard useful software (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Logger Pro etc.) and boost study, collaborative and problem-solving skills.


Students interested in registering for this course are requested to contact Deanna Bosley (, 215-881-7339). 

For information about course content, please contact Dr. Mikhail Kagan (


To register for this program, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 215-881-7400, or


Deanna Bosley