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SLCC Math Placement

Figuring out which math class to take can be complicated, especially if you’re just getting started.

The good news? Our resources help you choose the best math class for your pathway.

We won’t even make you take a math exam.

First, click the “Explore Math Courses” button below to see short video explanations of our classes. We briefly explain what’s covered in each class and who will get the most out of each course type.

Explore Math Courses

After watching these videos, you should have some idea of which you are most comfortable with and what best fits your program of study.

You can go ahead and register for any developmental math course with a number in the 0900 series, for Math 1030 – Quantitative Reasoning, or for Math 1040 – Introduction to Statistics. If any other course video sounds like your best fit, you’ll need to complete our Directed Placement process before registering.

The Directed Placement process is very straightforward and is NOT a math exam. Instead, we’ll ask you questions about your previous experience with math. We’ll also ask about your educational and career goals, followed by some skills questions. Most students complete the process in no more than 20 minutes.

After you complete the Directed Placement process, we’ll tell you which math class to take first.

Questions about your math score?

Already have a current standardized test score? If so, there’s no need to complete our Directed Placement process. You can use your standardized test score to place into the appropriate math class.

If you have questions about which math class is best for you, the Directed Placement process or other issues related to getting started at SLCC then please take time to speak with an academic advisor.

Click the “Contact an Advisor” button below.

Contact an Advisor

Now that you know more about choosing your first math class, you are ready to get started! Visit an SLCC Testing and Assessment Center to begin your placement process.

Visit a Testing Center