WHICH MATH CLASS TO TAKE AT FULLERTON COLLEGEThe process to determine which math class you should take at Fullerton College depends on many factors, but the three most important are:
- Your score on our placement test
- Any previous math courses you have completed (either in high school or at another college)
- Your educational goal
The Placement Test
All freshman students entering the college without prior college experience are required to take the assessment test for placement into math classes. The Assessment test is not a pass or fail test. In conjunction with a meeting with a counselor, the test will help identify the correct course for your placement, so you can be a successful student at Fullerton College. All Students need to have their skills evaluated prior to their counseling appointment or registration.
The range of skills measured by the Mathematics section of the Placement Test ranges from pre-algebra through college algebra. The Assessment Center is located in room 3023 and the hours of operation can be found by accessing their website.
Once you have completed the Placement test, you may wish to look over the material you will be discussing in our courses to be sure you feel comfortable. Below are some sample questions from three of our basic skills courses. If you think the material looks too easy or too hard, or if you have any questions about your placement, you may want to consult a Counselor:
Transferring to Fullerton College
If you are transferring to Fullerton College from another college and have previously completed a math class you should schedule an appointment with a Fullerton College Counselor to determine if you will need to take an Assessment Test at Fullerton College.
Your Educational Goal
Once you have completed (or tested higher than) MATH 40, you will need to choose which transfer-level math class you wish to take. Fullerton College offers a range of “100-level” courses, and your educational goal will determine which one(s) to take. The following is a simplified list of options. In all cases, you should work with the Counseling Dept. and/or the Transfer Center to ensure that you take the correct transfer-level course for your major and for the school you plan to transfer to.
|General Educational Goal||Transfer-level Course(s)|
|BUSINESS||MATH 129, 130|
|MATH, SCIENCE, ENGINEERING||MATH 141, 142, 151, 152|
|SOCIAL SCIENCES, LIBERAL STUDIES||MATH 100 and/or MATH 120|
|TEACHER PREP||MATH 100, MATH 203|
|FINE ARTS, HUMANITIES||MATH 100|
The Counseling Department has created Major Guide Sheets to assist you in determining the courses to take in order to transfer with a particular major to a particular 4-year University.