Math Placement

Students can provide accepted evidence to clear a math prerequisite. There are multiple options to place into the different levels of math courses (clearing prerequisites) which are listed below the math course sequence chart.

Math Course Sequence Chart

Baseline Level:

Baseline placement is the lowest level placement available to most students completing the Matriculation Process. Students that have prior Saddleback College assessment exam scores which resulted in a placement lower than our current baseline placement can submit a placement review which will bring your placement up to this level.

Placement courses include: Math 353, Math 253, Math 103, Math 14, Math 10+210S, Math 10, Math 7+207S, Math 8+208S and Math 124+224S. Other course clearances include: Psyc 44, Econ 2 and Econ 4.

Options to obtain this placement or clearance:

  • Most students required to matriculate will receive a minimum of baseline placement by completing step 2 of the Matriculation Process.
  • Students that are NOT required to complete the Matriculation Process can submit a high school transcript using the online prerequisite evaluation request form.

Placement Level 2

Placement courses include: Math 7, Math 8, Math 124 and all placements included in the baseline level. Other course clearances include: Chem 3.

Options to obtain this placement or clearance:

  • Students required to matriculate may receive this placement by completing step 2 of the Matriculation Process and also meet the minimum high school requirements listed below.
  • Students that are NOT required to complete the Matriculation Process can submit a high school or college transcript using the online prerequisite evaluation request form.
     

Minimum requirements to receive this clearance:

  • Two semesters of high school Algebra 2/Integ Math 3 successfully completed with a C or better (No C- grades) with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Intermediate Algebra from another accredited college or University successfully completed with a C or better (No C- grades).

Placement Level 3

Placement courses include: Math 11 and all course placements included in baseline and level 2.

Options to obtain this placement or clearance:

  • Students required to matriculate may receive this placement by completing step 2 of the Matriculation Process and also meet the minimum high school requirements listed below.
  • Students that are NOT required to complete the Matriculation Process can submit a high school or college transcript using the online prerequisite evaluation request form.
     

Minimum requirements to receive this clearance:

  • Two semesters of high school Honors Algebra 2 successfully completed with a C or better (No C- grades) with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Math 8 (college Algebra) equivalent course from another accredited college or University successfully completed with a C or better (No C- grades).

Placement Level 4

Placement courses include: Math 2 and all course placements included in baseline, level 2, and 3. Other course clearances include: Phys 2A and Chem 1A (math).

Options to obtain this placement or clearance:

  • Students required to matriculate may receive this placement by completing step 2 of the Matriculation Process and also meet the minimum high school requirements listed below.
  • Students that are NOT required to complete the Matriculation Process can submit a high school or college transcript using the online prerequisite evaluation request form.
     

Minimum requirements to receive this clearance:

  • Two semesters of high school Honors Algebra 2 (including a minimum of one semester of Trig) successfully completed with a C or better (No C- grades) with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Math 124 (college Trig) equivalent course from another accredited college or University successfully completed with a C or better (No C- grades).

Placement Level 5

Placement courses include: Math 3A and all course placements included in baseline, level 2, 3, and 4.

Options to obtain this placement or clearance:

  • Students required to matriculate may receive this placement by completing step 2 of the Matriculation Process and also meet the minimum high school requirements listed below.
  • Students that are NOT required to complete the Matriculation Process can submit a high school transcript, college transcript or a College Board AP exam score report using the online prerequisite evaluation request form.
     

Minimum requirements to receive this clearance:

  • Two semesters of high school Pre-Calc/Math Analysis/Integ Math IV successfully completed with a C or better (No C- grades) with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Math 2 (college Pre-Calc) equivalent course from another accredited college or University successfully completed with a C or better (No C- grades).
  • College Board AP Exam (Calculus AB or BC) score report with a score of 3 or higher.

Placement Level 6

Placement courses include: Math 3B and all course placements included in baseline, level 2, 3, 4, and 5. Other course clearances include: Phys 4A (math).

Options to obtain this placement:

  • Submit other college transcripts for evaluation showing successful completion (C or above, no C-) of an equivalent college math course to Math 3A.
  • Submit a College Board AP Exam (Calculus AB) score report with a score of 4 or higher.
  • Submit a College Board AP Exam (Calculus BC) score report with a score of 3 or higher.

Placement Level 7

Placement courses include: Math 3C, Math 24, Math 26 and all course placements included in baseline, level 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Other course clearances include: Phys 4B and Phys 4C (math).

Options to obtain this placement:

  • Submit other college transcripts for evaluation showing successful completion (C or above, no C-) of an equivalent college math course to Math 3B.
  • Submit a College Board AP Exam (Calculus BC) score report with a score of 4 or higher.