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
Self-guided placements 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:
NOTE: Placement is based on high school transcript information and/or guided self-placement. If you are a STEM major or require Precalculus to Calculus as part of your education plan, an assessment for placement is required.
Precalculus I - Math 48A
Precalculus II - Math 48B
Precalculus III - Math 48C
Business Calculus - Math 12
Math 1A - Calculus
Discrete Math - Math 22
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, review your placement in your MyPortal account.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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