General Education Path

The following placement guide will help you choose the appropriate Math course based on the highest level of Math that you completed in high school.  It is important that you review the required prior knowledge before selecting a course, especially if it has been more than five years since you graduated from high school.  The prerequisite content will not be taught in the course, so if you are not comfortable with the content you should enroll in the next lower level math course.

If you are still undecided, please contact an Academic Advisor at acs@raritanval.edu or 908-526-1200 ext. 8522, or email the Chair of the Math & Computer Science Department Lori.Austin@raritanval.edu.

 Highest Math Course in High School HS Course Grade Placement Calculus A, B, C MATH 100/101/103c/106 D, F Placement should be based on HS Precalculus grades (see below) Precalculus/Trigonometry(Algebra III) A, B, C MATH 100/101/103c/106 D, F Placement should be based on HS Algebra II grades (see below) Algebra II A, B, C MATH 100/101/103c/106 D, F Placement should be based on HS Algebra I course (see below) Algebra I A, B, C MATH 100/101/103c/106 C, D MATH 101R or MATH 020 Elementary Algebra (Developmental)* *Take MATH 020 if you are required to take MATH 100/103c/106, otherwise take MATH 101R F MATH 015 Basic Math (Developmental)

 RVCC Math Course Prior Knowledge Required to Take RVCC Math Course MATH 100 Finite MathMATH 101 Number SystemsMATH 103c Quantitative ReasoningMATH 106 Technical MathPrerequisite: MATH 020 exponents, polynomials, factoring, solving first degree equations and inequalities, rational and radical expressions, quadratic equations, techniques of graphing, systems of equations and applications MATH 101R Number Systems w/Review exponent and square root notation, ratios, proportions, percent, systems of measurement, geometry formulas and introduction to signed numbers MATH 020 Elementary AlgebraPrerequisite: MATH 015 exponent and square root notation, ratios, proportions, percent, systems of measurement, geometry formulas and introduction to signed numbers MATH 015 Basic Math No prior knowledge needed; this is an entry level math course.

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