Math placement at Foothill College is about choice. Based on your educational goals, Foothill offers a variety of transfer level and non-transfer level courses open to all students without the need for an assessment.
Your major will dictate how much math you would need to take. Speak with a counselor to determine what math course is best for you based on your major and educational goals.
Open Access Math Courses
Assessments are not necessary for math courses listed below. However, it is highly recommended to speak with a counselor to choose the right math course based on your educational goals.
Math courses listed here are available to any student to take - no assessment required
Select Goal for Recommended Math Courses
Earn an Associate Degree—AA/AS or Any Foothill Allied Health Program
Math 105 - Intermediate
Algebra Math 180 - Quantitative Reasoning
Any course listed under "Transfer to University"
Transfer to University—AA/AS for Transfer and BS for Dental Hygiene
Statistics - Math 10
Math for Elementary School School Teachers - Math 42
Liberal Arts Math - Math 44
Precalculus I + Coreq - Math 48A + Math 248A
Prepare for College-level Math
Quantitative Reasoning - Math 180
See a counselor to help you choose the appropriate math course.
Math Courses Requiring Assessment
An assessment is required for placement into the following courses:
How You are Placed
Placement into Pre-calculus I, II, III, Business Calculus, Discrete Math or Calculus I is based on high school transcript evaluation or guided self-placement.
- If you are a domestic student or your high school used an American style 4.0 scale grade point average (GPA) grading system, email or drop off an unofficial copy of your high school transcripts to the Testing and Assessment Center (Rm 8212) for evaulation.
- If you did not go to high school in the United States, never attended high school anywhere, or your high school transcripts are unavailable, email email@example.com to complete a guided self-placement for Math.
- If you have transfer credit from another college/university or Advanced Placement (AP) scores, please complete a Prerequisite Clearance Form.