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Math Placement Rules

For First-Level Transfer Courses:


​​High School Performance

​Recommended Placement

​HS GPA of 3.0 or higher
​MATH A100, A104, A160: no additional academic or co-requisite support recommended.
​HS GPA of 2.3 - 2.9
​MATH A100, A160: additional academic and co-requisite support recommended.
Placement into MATH A104.
​HS GPA of less than 2.3
​MATH A100, A160: co-requisite support required. Placement into MATH A104.


OR


​​High School Performance

​​Recommended Placement

​HS GPA of 3.4 or higher OR
HS GPA of 2.6 or higher & enrolled in HS Calculus
MATH A115, A120, A155: no additional academic or co-requisite support recommended.
HS GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
Enrolled in HS Pre-Calculus
MATH A115, A120, A155: additional academic and co-requisite support recommended.
HS GPA less than 2.6 or lower & no Pre-CalculusMATH A115, A120: co-requisite support required. Placement into MATH A155.

Note: If you're not sure which First-Level Transfer Course for math is right for you, please make an appointment with a Counselor.

For Higher Level Transfer Courses:

Students can place in Math A140, A170, and A180 based on the following approved rule sets:


For students enrolling directly after graduating from high school:

​​High School Course
​​High School GPA
Optional Placement
​Calculus w/ any grade
​3.2 or higher
​MATH A180
​Calculus w/ any grade
​2.6 to 3.1
​MATH A140 or A170
​Pre-Calculus w/ C or higher
​3.2 or higher
​MATH A180
​Trigonometry w/ C+ or higher
​3.4 or higher
​MATH A140 or A170
​Algebra 2 w/ B or higher
​3.4 or higher​MATH A140 or A170


For students not enrolling directly after graduating high school:

High School CourseHigh School GPA
Optional Placement
​Calculus w/ C or higher
​3.1 or higher
​MATH A180
Calculus w/ C or higher​3.0​MATH A140 or A170
​Pre-Calculus w/ C or higher
​3.5 or higher
​MATH A180
Pre-Calculus w/ C or higher​3.3 - 3.4
​MATH A140 or A170
​Trigonometry w/ C or higher
​3.3 or higher
​MATH A140 or A170

Note: All rule sets use the overall, unweighted GPA.


Questions? Contact us at occassessment@occ.cccd.edu