Steps to determine your first math class

  1. After you have completed the procedures outlined on the Assessment Center homepage, you will be provided with a list of courses which are the highest level in which you will be allowed to enroll. (You may enroll in ones at a lower level.) If you have yet to do this, please see the Assessment site and/or the information listed at right under Math Placement: General Math Assessment Information & Preparing for Math Assessment.

  2. Carefully review your individual goals, transfer plans, and Math Course Sequences, and choose the sequence that best meets your needs.

View Your Placement Eligibility

The charts below contain the most typical scenarios and guidelines combining placement eligibility and the math sequence needed.

Initial Placement is Transfer Level: Math 2, 7, 21, 28, 26, 41, 54

Placement is Math 21, 26, 41, or 54

Sequence neededCourse to Take First
Non-Trigonometry based CalculusMath 26
Trigonometry based CalculusMath 20 and Math 32 followed by Math 2
Elementary School Teachers​ (selected schools)Math 41
Liberal StudiesMath 21 or Math 54

Placement is Math 28

Sequence neededCourse to Take First
Non-Trigonometry based CalculusMath 28
Trigonometry based CalculusMath 32 followed by Math 2
Elementary School Teachers​​ (selected schools)Math 41
Liberal StudiesMath 21 or Math 54

Placement is Math 2

Sequence neededCourse to Take First
Non-Trigonometry based Calculus​
(If you challenge into Math 2, you must see the Math Dept Chair.)
Math 28
Trigonometry based CalculusMath 2
Elementary School Teachers (selected schools)Math 41
Liberal StudiesMath 21 or Math 54

Placement is Math 7

Sequence neededCourse to Take First
Non-Trigonometry based CalculusMath 28
Trigonometry based CalculusMath 7
Elementary School Teachers (selected schools)Math 41
Liberal StudiesMath 21 or Math 54

Initial Placement is non-transfer level

The path will depend on your major some possibilies are:

Placement is Math 18, 49, or 50

Sequence NeededCourses to Take after 18, 49, 50
Non-Trigonometry based Calculus​Math 26 then math 28
T​rigonometry​ based Calculus​Math 20 and Math 32 then Math 2 then Math 7
Elementary School Teachers (selected schools)​Math 20 then Math 41
Liberal StudiesMath 21 or Math 54

Placement is Math 31

Sequence NeededCourses to Take after 31
Non-Trigonometry based Calculus​Math 18 or 20 then ​Math 26 then math 28
T​rigonometry​ based Calculus​Math 20 and Math 32 then Math 2 then Math 7
Elementary School Teachers (selected schools)​Math 20 then Math 41
Liberal StudiesMath 18 or 49 or 50 then Math 21 or Math 54

Placement is Math 84 or 85

Sequence NeededCourses to Take after 84 or 85
Non-Trigonometry based Calculus​Math 18 or 20 then Math 26 then math 28
T​rigonometry​ based Calculus​Math 31 then Math 20 and Math 32 then Math 2 then Math 7
Elementary School Teachers (selected schools)​Math 20 then Math 41
Liberal StudiesMath 18 or 49 or 50 then Math 21 or Math 54