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Math Advising

DOUGLAS COLLEGE MATH COURSE PATHWAYS

 

The normal sequencing of mathematics courses at Douglas College is as follows:

 
 
PLEASE NOTE:                                                                                                                                                                                  
Students must achieve a minimum grade of a C- for any prerequisite course to continue on in the sequence and a grade of B- in MATH 1101 is required for students wishing to go directly into MATH 1110.

 

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.

Direct Entry Prerequisites:

If your last Math course was:

With a grade of:

You may DIRECTLY register in:

Precalculus 12

B or better

MATH 1101, 1105, 1110, 1120, 1125, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

C or C+

MATH 1101, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

C-

MATH 1234

Foundations of Math 12

C or better

MATH 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

C -

MATH 1234

Precalculus 11

B or better

MATH 1101, 1160, 1191 or 1234

C or C+

MATH 1101, 1191 or 1234

C-

MATH 1234

Foundations of Math 11

B or better

MATH 1160

C or C+

MATH 1191 or 1234

C-

MATH 1234

All other high school Math courses

 

Contact Mathematics Upgrading

department (MATU)

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).

THE PLACEMENT TEST

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 a mathematics assessment test. 

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 SEPTEMBER 2011

If your last math course was:

Assessment Test:

You may register in:

Principles of Math 12
(with a B or higher)

None required

MATH 1101, 1105, 1110, 1120, 1125, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

Principles of Math 12
(with a C+ or C)

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1110

Score of 17 or higher

MATH 1105

Score of less than 17 or no test

MATH 1101, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

Applications of Math 12
(with a B or higher)

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1105 or 1110

Score of 12 to 19

MATH 1101

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 higher)

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1105 or 1110

Score of 12 to 19

MATH 1101

Score of less than 12 or no test

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Principles of Math 12
(with a C-)

or

Principles of Math 11
(with a C or higher)

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1105 or 1110

Score of less than 20 or no test

MATH 1101, 1191 or 1234

Applications of Math 11
(with an A- or higher)

None required

MATH 1160 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Principles of Math 11
(with a C- or higher)

Not eligible to write

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

All other high school mathematics courses

 

 

Contact Math Upgrading Department

 

BC HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS COURSES
AS OF SEPTEMBER 2011

If your last math course was:

Assessment Test:

You may register in:

Precalculus 12
(with a B or higher)

None required

MATH 1101, 1105, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1160, 1191, 1234

Precalculus 12
(with a C+ or C)

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1110

Score 17-19

MATH 1105

Score of less than 17 or no test

MATH 1101, 1130, 1160, 1191

Precalculus 12
(with a C-)

Score of 15 or higher

MATH 1101

Score of less than 15 or no test

MATH 1234

Foundations of Math 12
(with a C or higher)

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1110

Score of 17-19

MATH 1105

Score of 15-16

MATH 1101

Score of less than 15 or no test

MATH 1130, 1160, 1191

Foundations of Math 12
(with C- or higher)

Not eligible to write

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Precalculus 11
(with a B or higher)

None required

MATH 1160

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1105, 1110

Score of less than 20 or no test

MATH 1101, 1191, 1234

Precalculus 11
(with a C+ or C)

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1105, 1110

Score of less than 20 or no test

MATH 1101, 1191, 1234

Precalculus 11
(with a C-)

Not eligible to write

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Foundations of Math 11
(with a B or higher)

None required

MATH 1160 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1105, 1110

Score of 15-19

MATH 1101

Score of less than 15 or no test

MATH 1191, 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Foundations of Math 11
(with a C+ or C)

Score of 20 or higher

MATH 1105, 1110

Score of 15-19

MATH 1101

Score of less than 15 or no test

MATH 1191, 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Foundations of Math 11
(with C-)

Not eligible to write

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

All other high school math courses

 

Contact Math Upgrading department

Course Equivalencies

The Registrar's Office must approve course equivalencies. Call 604 527 5478 for more information.