At DVC, we encourage you to take transfer-level math your first year. There are lots of ways to achieve this! Once you've completed the placement process, explore our recommended math course sequences based on your interest area.
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How do I choose a math course if I don't know my major?
If you're unsure of your major, there are a few steps you can take to help you choose the right math course:
What is the difference between a class with support (L) or without?
DVC offers two types of introductory courses that fulfill the same learning outcomes. Courses labeled with an "L" (like 121L), have extra units and time built in to help students focus on important foundational topics. These classes also provide support in areas like managing test anxiety, improving study skills, and developing a growth mindset. Students should complete the placement process and review course descriptions to determine which version is best suited for their needs.
Should I retake a math class I completed, but found challenging - or take the class at the next level?
Data shows students who take on the challenge of higher-level math often perform better than those who stick to lower-level courses. If you are concerned about being well-prepared, know that DVC is committed to ensuring student success! You can get extra help in the Math and Engineering Student Center, where you'll find free tutoring for all math levels.