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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Science and Technology > Mathematics > Math Advising
High School Grade Prerequisites
If your last mathematics course was taken at a BC high school, then use the chart below for placement advice. Otherwise, you must have your last mathematics course evaluated to determine its equivalent for BC. All course equivalencies must be approved by the Registrar's Office prior to registration.
If your last Math course was:
With a grade of:
You may DIRECTLY register in:
B or better
MATH 1101, 1105, 1110, 1120, 1125, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234
C or C+
MATH 1101, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234
Foundations of Math 12
C or better
MATH 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234
MATH 1101, 1160, 1191 or 1234
MATH 1101, 1191 or 1234
Foundations of Math 11
MATH 1191 or 1234
All other high school Math courses
Contact Mathematics Upgrading
Please note this table is for direct entry into Mathematics courses. If your high school math grades do not meet the prerequisite levels indicated, and you have not previously taken a Douglas College MATH course, you can write a Douglas College Math Placement Test to determine which courses you are eligible to register in (see Assessment Services).
Students who do not possess the required high school course (or an approved equivalent) with the minimum grade for entry into a particular course, and have not yet taken a Douglas College MATH course, must take the Douglas College Math 11 Exemption Test or a Douglas College Math Placement Test to determine their eligibility for course registration.
The Mathematics Department offers two types of placement test. The first is the Precalculus Placement Test. This is a multiple-choice test of basic algebra skills and is used by students who wish to register in one of our precalculus courses: MATH 1105 or MATH 1110. The second is the Computer-Based Math Placement. This is for students who would like to challenge the prerequisites for courses at the Calculus level or higher. See Assessment Services for more information about the Douglas College Math Placement Tests and Douglas College Math 11 Exemption Test and their scheduled times.
The table below indicates the minimum Precalculus Placement Test level and score required for each 1000–level Douglas College Mathematics course. See Assessment Services for more information about the Computer–Based Math Placement levels and scores.
BC High School Mathematics Courses Prior to Sept. 2011
If your last math course was:
You may register in:
Principles of Math 12 with a B or better
Principles of Math 12 with a C+ or C
Score of 20 or more
Score of 17 or more
Score of less than 17 or no test
Applications of Math 12 with a B or better
MATH 1105 or 1110
Score of 12 to 19
Score of less than 12
or no test
MATH 1160, 1191, 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department
Applications of Math 12 with a C or better
Score of less than 12 or no test
MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department
Principles of Math 12 (C-) or Principles of Math 11 (C or better)
Score of less than 20 or no test
Applications of Math 11 with an A- or better
MATH 1160 or contact Math Upgrading Department
Principles of Math 11 with a C- or better
Not eligible to write
All other high school mathematics courses
Contact Math Upgrading Department
BC High School Math Courses as of Sept. 2011
Precalculus 12 with a B or better
MATH 1101, 1105, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1160, 1191, 1234
Precalculus 12 with a C+ or C
Score of less than 17 or no test
MATH 1101, 1130, 1160, 1191
Precalculus 12 with a C-
Score of 15 or more
Score of less than 15 or no test
Foundations of Math 12 with a C or better
Score of 17-19
Score of 15-16
MATH 1130, 1160, 1191
Foundations of Math 12 with C-
Precalculus 11 with a B or better
MATH 1105, 1110
MATH 1101, 1191, 1234
Precalculus 11 with a C+ or C
Precalculus 11 with a C-
Foundations of Math 11 with a B or better
Score of 15-19
MATH 1191, 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department
Foundations of Math 11 with a C+ or C
Foundations of Math 11 with C-
All other high school math courses
Contact Math Upgrading department
The Registrar's Office must approve course equivalencies. Call 604 527 5478 for more information.
Sequencing of Courses
The normal sequencing of Mathematics courses at Douglas College is as follows: