Math Placement Process

Math courses will be determined by your major. See a counselor for advice.

(1) Placement by High School GPA and Requirements

All C courses are 0.5 unit, non-transferable support courses linked with a parent math course. For example, a student who places into MATH 115C must also enroll in MATH 115.

Statistics

High School GPA and Requirements

Placement

Transfer Level

0.0 — 2.9

MATH 115 with MATH 115C

Transferable

3.0 — 4.0+

MATH 115
STAT 115

Transferable

Pre-calculus and Calculus

To enroll in any of the following courses, students should have successfully completed intermediate algebra, two years of high school algebra or the equivalent. Students who have not, should enroll in Math 103. 

High School GPA and Requirements

Placement

Transfer Level

0.0 — 3.3

No high school calculus course

MATH 104* with MATH 104C 
MATH 105 with MATH 105C
MATH 109 with MATH 109C
MATH 121 with MATH 121C

Transferable

2.7 — 4.0+

Enrolled in high school calculus course

MATH 104* MATH 105
MATH 109
MATH 121

Transferable

3.4 — 4.0+

MATH 104* MATH 105
MATH 109
MATH 121

Transferable

3.7 — 4.0+

Passed high school pre-calculus course

MATH 123

Transferable

To prepare for Pre-calculus and Calculus courses

MATH 103

Non-Transferable

* Transfer to CSU only


(2) Math Guided Self-Placement Tool

If it has been 10 or more years since you graduated from high school, please complete the Math Guided Self-Placement tool. You need your M00# to use the tool.
 

(3) Prerequisite Challenge Process

Complete the Prerequisite Challenge form in your MyCOM portal. See the form for details. 
 

(4) Placement by Exams

If you have taken any of the following exams, it may improve your placement level. Please consult with us before proceeding further.

  • Previous scores for College of Marin Accuplacer placement tests (no longer offered)
  • Scores from valid approved placement tests taken at other two-year California community colleges
  • An Advanced Placement (AP) score of 3 or higher for Calculus AB or Calculus BC (see the catalog for the Advanced Placement Chart for College of Marin Credit)
  • Valid 11th grade Early Assessment Program (EAP) results that satisfy placement conditions:
    • Standard Exceeded score on CAASPP for mathematics
    • C or better in approved 12th grade mathematics course and Standard Met score on CAASPP for mathematics

(5) Prerequisite Equivalency  

Completion of an equivalent course at College of Marin or another post-secondary accredited institution in the subject area (verified by a transcript). Fill out the Prerequisite Equivalency form in your MyCOM portal. See the form for details.