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(3 Credit Hours)

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Course Textbooks

Required Materials:
TI-83 plus or TI-84 plus calculator

Required Text

eCore has explored cost reducing options for students and currently offers an open source text for this course. The term open implies information or technology that is shared freely without copyright restrictions.

The open text for this course allows students to read, download, and/or print the book chapters at no cost.

Planet eCore Blog (Social Media Hub):
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Grading Policy

Grade Calculation:
Your final grade will be based on the following:

  • Participation - 10%
  • Lesson Quizzes - 20%
  • Four Online Tests - 40%
  • Midterm - 15%
  • Final - 15%

Grading Scale:
Grades are assigned according to the following scale:

  • A: 90 - 100%
  • B: 80 - 89%
  • C: 70 - 79%
  • D: 60 - 69%
  • F: 0 - 59%

The Grade of "I" (Incomplete): The grade of "I" is given only to students whose completed coursework has been qualitatively satisfactory but who have been unable to complete all course requirements because of illness or other extenuating circumstances. The instructor retains the right to make the final decision on granting a student's request for an "I".


If you are a student whom is disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and requires assistance or support services, please notify your instructor.

Also, students with disabilities or who require special testing accommodations should contact the Testing Coordinator before scheduling an exam appointment. In order to receive special accommodations, students must provide documentation from the disabilities center at their affiliate institution or from the Regents Center for Learning Disorders.

Proctored Exams

Proctored exams are online exams taken at approved testing centers. Students enrolled in eCore courses take at least one proctored examination per course.

Be aware that most testing centers charge a fee for administering an exam to you. You should be ready to pay in order to take your exam at their location. Charges vary so inquire with a few centers before scheduling.


  • Schedule eCore Proctored Exam
    GO TO: Student Exam Request Form for Exam and Scheduling dates. Be sure you KNOW which exam will be proctored (Midterm, Final, or both) by checking your course calendar or ask your instructor.
  • Take note of:
    Name of Testing Site where you will take the exam
    Cost/Fee charged by the Testing Site for administering the Exam to you.
    Testing Site contact person
    Phone and email address of Testing Site contact person
    NOTE: A late fee of $15 will be charged if you schedule your proctored exam after the deadline.

  • Print the confirmation of your request form and take it with you to the Testing Site along with your photo ID (Driver's License or School ID) and testing/proctor fee as indicated by the Testing Site. A staff member at the Testing Site, also known as a Proctor, will check your identification and administer the exam according to the directions provided by your instructor.
  • Failure to take a proctored examination will result in failure of the course, regardless of the average of other grades.

Technical Requirements

Having a correctly configured computer will help ensure your success in eCore. Check the information at to be sure that your computer meets all the necessary technical requirements for hardware and software. Links to the plug-ins (special free software) that you will need are provided.

Technical Assistance

For technical assistance contact the 24/hour helpline at (scroll down to the Student Support area).

In addition, please contact the eCore Helpline at 678-839-5300.

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