Why don’t I have permission to access the application form?
- Log out of your personal Gmail account.
- Navigate to docs.carleton.edu and log in using your Carleton username and password.
- Now click the application link again; you should have access!
How do I log in to the quantitative skills assessment (ALEKS) for the first time?
When will I find out if I have been selected to participate in CUBE?
What are the advantages of participating in CUBE?
What is the cost to participate in CUBE?
There is no additional cost or fee to participate in this program.
What are the CUBE program expectations?
What are the technical requirements for CUBE?
What will I be doing in the online summer portion of the program?
Students will work in teams on several activities, including exploring Carleton-specific data sets that might tell a story about the College and collaborating to solve the problem of the week. In addition, there will be opportunities for self-paced quantitative skills review and practice through online resources. Students will get to know each other (and a few campus notables) through an activity called the “Weekly Cube” and some Carleton alums will share how they are using quantitative skills in their careers.
How does CUBE differ from other support programs that Carleton offers (e.g. TRIO, FOCUS)?
CUBE is a short-term program to support students in any field with the transition to college courses, while FOCUS and TRIO are programs that provide cohorts of students extended support over all four years at Carleton.
FOCUS is a program that supports incoming students with an interest in science and math. FOCUS is a science and math cohort program that includes 9 credits of coursework in the first two years, while CUBE is a short-term program to support students in any field with the transition to college courses. A student may participate in both FOCUS and CUBE.
TRIO is a federally-funded program to support students who are low-income, first-generation, or have a documented disability by providing academic, financial, and social programming. There is no coursework associated with TRIO. Students can participate in both TRIO and CUBE.
What should students who are thinking about math and science majors know about CUBE?
CUBE is designed for students with a broad range of interests; we will be drawing on examples from the sciences and the social sciences. In addition to brushing up on quantitative skills that are used in math and science classes, it’s a great opportunity to get to know other students in your incoming class. Science students might also be interested in the FOCUS program, described elsewhere on this page.
What should students who are thinking about social science, humanities, and arts majors know about CUBE?
CUBE is designed for students with a broad range of interests; we will be drawing on examples from the social sciences and the sciences. At Carleton, every student must complete three courses that provide quantitative reasoning encounters (QRE) in order to graduate, and over 200 classes at Carleton are QRE courses.
CUBE is designed for students with diverse interests and backgrounds who would like to have the opportunity to brush up on their quantitative skills before classes start in the fall. Plus it’s a great opportunity to get to know other students in your incoming class.
What quantitative skills topics are covered in CUBE?
The program focuses on skills that are usually covered in math and statistics courses up to and including pre-calculus. Many of these skills are ones that you may have already seen in a high school course, but you may not remember all of these skills well.
Skills will include evaluating and manipulating algebraic functions (linear, exponential, logarithmic), some geometry and trigonometry, graphing, and basic statistical analysis of data sets. The program will review these quantitative skills by exploring how they are relevant in a wide range of disciplines.
Does the initial assessment for CUBE or CUBE participation impact my placement when I get to Carleton?
No. Don’t worry if you find yourself rusty on many of the topics! The initial assessment for CUBE will not be used for placement into any courses and it won’t be shared with your academic advisor.