Image: Banner image of campus logo Merritt College

Guided Self Placement Home

CHOOSE YOUR BEST MATH PATHWAY

To determine your best math pathway, select one of the following “Pathway Options” based on your major course of study

PATHWAY OPTION 1

SLAM (STATISTICS & LIBERAL ARTS MATH)

PATHWAY OPTION 2

B-STEM (BUSINESS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS)

If you are planning to major in things like Psychology, History, Art, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Health Education, Journalism, Child Development, or other non-technical fields, this is the path for you. If you are planning to major in things like Business Administration, Finance, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science, or other technical fields, this is the path for you.
My high school GPA was 3.0 or higher

Recommendation: Math 13 (Statistics) or Math 15 (Math for Liberal Arts).

My high school GPA was 3.4 or higher OR My high school GPA was 2.6 or higher AND I took Calculus in high school

Recommendation: Math 1 (Pre-Calculus) and/or Math 50 (Trigonometry) or higher.

My high school GPA was between 2.3 and 3.0

Recommendation: Math 13 (Statistics) and it is — extra support is recommended to succeed. Math 213 is Support for Statistics.

My high school GPA was 2.6 or higher, OR I took Precalculus in high school

Recommendation: Math 1 (Pre-Calculus) and/or Math 50 (Trigonometry) or higher — extra support is recommended to succeed. Math 215 is Support for Pre-Calculus and Math 216 is Support for Trigonometry.

My high school GPA was below 2.3

Recommendation: Math 13 (Statistics) and it is required that you also take Math 213 (Statistics Support) to help you succeed.

My high school GPA was below 2.6 and I didn’t take Precalculus

Recommendation: Math 1 (Pre-Calculus) and/or Math 50 (Trigonometry) and it is required that you also take the appropriate support course to help you succeed. Math 215 is Support for Pre-Calculus and Math 216 is Support for Trigonometry.

 

If you are not transferring, but are seeking an Associate’s Degree or Certificate only, your program may have specific math requirements. You should check with that program or with a counselor to make sure you are taking the math you need.