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Please review the following table to determine if you have proficiency in Elementary Algebra. If you are not proficient in Elementary Algebra, you will be required to take MATH 020 (Elementary Algebra).

If you have received an SAT score of at least 500 (or 530 if the SAT was prior to March 1, 2016) then you have proficiency in Elementary Algebra.

If you are still undecided or it has been more than 5 years since you graduated from high school, 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

Proficient – no math class needed

D, F

Placement should be based on HS Precalculus grades (see below)

 

Precalculus/Trigonometry

(Algebra III)

A, B, C

Proficient – no math class needed

D, F

Placement should be based on HS Algebra II grades (see below)

 

Algebra II

A, B, C

Proficient – no math class needed

D, F

Placement should be based on HS Algebra I course. (see below)

 

Algebra I

A, B

Proficient – no math class needed

C, D

MATH 020 Elementary Algebra (Developmental)

F

MATH 015 Basic Math (Developmental)

RVCC Math Course

Prior Content Knowledge Required

No course needed if you are comfortable with the content in the next column.

exponents, polynomials, factoring, solving first degree equations and inequalities, rational and radical expressions, quadratic equations, techniques of graphing, systems of equations and applications

MATH 020 Elementary Algebra

Prerequisite: 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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