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Mathematics Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to Mathematics' most commonly asked questions.

FAQ Questions


The TMCC Math Department doesn't keep wait lists; however, individual instructors may or may not keep wait lists for their classes. Students should contact the instructor for the instructor's policy on wait lists.

Contact the Math Skills Center for math skills review options.

Try to find another section of the same class. If no other section is available or suitable, contact the instructor.

During the 100% drop period, an instructor may drop students for non-attendance (or for not having met the class prerequisites) to make room for qualified students who are waiting to get into the class. Each instructor will have an individual policy to deal with such matters, so students who are waiting to get into a class should contact the instructor to find out what is the instructor's policy regarding full classes.

Proper placement is essential for success in a math class. The ACCUPLACER math test provides a measure of a student's readiness to take a given math class.

Math, more than any other subject, builds on itself. The knowledge and skills acquired in each class are essential for success in the next class.

The TMCC Math Department considers that after two years, critical mathematical knowledge may have faded in a student's mind; we believe that taking the prerequisite class again, or testing into the class, is warranted.