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Letters of Recommendation - Graduate School Applications

Many Distance Calculus students request Letters of Recommendation to be written for them to accompany their graduate school applications.

One marvelous aspect of Distance Calculus is the intensive student-instructor communication, with multiple academic achievement measurements - homework, quizzes, exams, final video portfolio, all combining to allow the head instructor, Dr. Robert Curtis, to be able to write meaningful Letters of Recommendation for students who successfully complete a Distance Calculus course.

If you take a Calculus course in a traditional format in a large lecture hall, with hundreds or even thousands of students, it is unlikely that you will have the opportunity to connect with your course professor in a meaningful and intensive way, unless you happen to go to office hours each week!

If you try to take Calculus from one of the automated MOOC or even the large publisher "course systems", it is unlikely you will be able to earn a meaningful Letter of Recommendation from the instructor from such a course.

Below are some videos about our Distance Calculus courses:

Course Requirements

About Grades in Distance Calculus

Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

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Date Posted: Feb 28, 2020
Review by: Teddy M.
Courses Completed: Precalculus, Calculus I
Review: Pros: once you get going, you can go really fast. The visual textbook is pretty cool. The instructors were very responsive. Cons: the movies are great, but the software crashes more than it should. Sometimes it is just a hassle doing things in the software instead of on paper, but once I got used to the software, it was ok.
Transferred Credits to: Texas Christian University

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Date Posted: Dec 9, 2019
Review by: Louisa A.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: My microeconomics class required college-level calculus as a prerequisite, and I didn't want to wait until next year to take the class. So, I took DC's Calculus I class over the summer, so I could register for econ when I got back to school this fall. I actually think I got more help taking the class online than I would have in the huge lecture classes here. Prof. Curtis was really clear in explaining concepts and talking me through the topics that I was having trouble with. It took me about 10 weeks to finish the class, which didn't seem too long and didn't feel rushed. My friends who are in calculus now, trying to finish the prereq, are pretty jealous!

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Date Posted: Apr 10, 2020
Review by: Benjamin T.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: This course provided an excellent chance to learn about Calculus...again. I took calculus in high school, but I learned so much more with this course! It does take a good amount of time to do all the lessons, so definitely keep on top of them, but all the exercises helped me to really understand the material. And the nice thing is you can do it on your own time at home.
Transferred Credits to: Western University of Health Sciences: College of Optometry

Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

Final Exam

  • P16: Final Exam: