Pre-University Mathematics

This course is designed to teach you problem solving techniques, and to give you every opportunity to practice algebraic manipulations in applied situations. 

This non-credit course meets SMU's Math 12 Academic requirement for admission to the Sobey School of Business, and fulfills the requirement for admission to most post secondary programs. If you intend to apply to schools other than Saint Mary's University, please check with your desired institution to ensure our course is accepted.


Please note that class dates and times may be subject to change.

Course Outline

  • Statistics and probability
  • Functions and relations
  • Linear and quadratic functions
  • Exponential functions
  • Logarithmic functions
  • Matrices
  • Sequences and series
  • Mathematics for daily use  

There is no required textbook for this course. Students will be provided with a course workbook that will contain all the required material. 

Course Dates

Spring 2018: 

May 7 - Jul 23

Instructor: Steve Greer

Course Fee: $395 

In this online course, a video of each lesson is posted along with suggested practice questions and learning targets. Students have 1 week to complete the lesson and reach the learning targets.

Each student is required to attend a weekly online chat session with the instructor on Thursday night from 8-9 p.m. This gives each student a chance to have their questions answered and for the instructor to clarify anything. If the online meeting cannot be attended, the student is required to post questions to one of the discussion boards. 

There are weekly assignments and posts as well as two tests which are to be done in the presence of a proctor. Test is scheduled for June 11 and the final exam is scheduled for July 23.

Summer 2018: 
On Campus / Face to Face

Jun 25 - Aug 8

Day & Time
» Tutorial: Mon/Wed 5:15 - 6 p.m. (mandatory)
» Course: Mon/Wed 6 - 9 p.m.

Instructor: Adrian Ellis

Course Fee: $395

Fall 2018/Winter 2019: 
On Campus / Face to Face

This will become a two-semester course in Fall 2018

Sep 10 - Dec 10
Jan 7 - Apr 8

Day & Time: Mon 6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Steve Greer

Course Fee: $750

“The course was great, the marking was very fair, TA is very helpful.”

“Steve is a great instructor, made content accessible.”

“Made the course a great experience. Appreciated the way he teaches.”
— 2017/18 UPrep Math students