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David Arnold, Chair
Math Office - 707-476-4222


Which Math Course 
Best for Me?

A Math and Counseling Department Guide
to Selecting the Proper Math Course

How to Enroll in a Math Course at CR

This page will assist you in selecting the proper Math course for which you are best prepared and in which you will have the greatest chance for success.  A counselor and/or a math instructor can help you make the best choice.

Be sure to look at the College of the Redwoods' catalog for additional information. Contact the Counseling Center for specific prerequisite information for the math course you wish to enroll or Call (707) 476-4150. Normal Office hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

There are 2 ways to "meet" prerequisites to enroll in a Math course:

  1. Complete the stated prerequisite course (at CR or another college) with a "C" or better. For example, Math 106, completed with a "C" grade, meets the prerequisite for Math 120.
  2. Complete the placement process with the use of appropriate multiple measures to enroll in a specific math course.  (Assessments completed within the last three years and at any other California Community College can be used to determine appropriate lacement at CR.) MULTIPLE MEASURES include a combination of 2 or more means used to determine proper couse placement. For example, placement results with highest math course completed in high school with A or B grade; overall high school point average may also be used as a factor.

Follow the links below to the course you wish to take.

If you are trying to decide whther to take Arithmetic (Math 372), Pre-Algebra (Math 376) or Elementary Algebra (Math 106), follow the Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra link.

If you are trying to decide whether to take Elementary Algebra(Math 106) or Intermediate Algebra (Math 120),  follow the Elementary/ Intermediate Algebra link.

If you are trying to decide whether to take Contemporary Math (Math 5), Statistics (Math 15), or Finite Math (Math 21), follow the Math 5, Math 15, Math 21 link.

If you are trying to decide whether to take Business Calculus (Math 22), Trigonometry (Math 25), or College Algebra (Math 30), follow the Math 22, Math 25, Math 30 link.