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## Does Algebra 1 count for college?

Both the UC and California State University require three years of high school math but recommend four as part of the A-G courses that students must take to be eligible for admission. Historically, that typically includes Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2, which often leads to Calculus.

### Do colleges care about AB or BC?

Do these colleges care if I take Calc AB vs Calc BC next year? Short answer, no. Longer answer, it depends upon the rest of your schedule. If it’s sufficiently rigorous that it still warrants the GC checking the “most rigorous” box, then it really does not matter.

#### Is 4 years of math required for college?

Math is a subject that builds on itself over the years, becoming increasingly complex as you increase your skills. Most colleges want students to have at least 3 years of high school math, though more selective colleges prefer 4 years.

**Do colleges prefer Calculus AB or BC?**

While different colleges have their own requirements, the general rule of thumb is that the AB exam counts as one semester of college calculus, and the BC exam qualifies as two semesters. Students who anticipate having to take two or more core math classes may be better off in the BC class.

**Do colleges look at 8th grade?**

Colleges will not look at any of your middle school grades, unless you are currently taking classes for high school credit. However, admission officials won’t pay very much attention to your 8th-grade transcript, even if you are in credit courses.

## What math do 12th graders take?

By 12th grade, most students will have completed Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, so high school seniors may want to focus on a higher level mathematics course such as Precalculus or Trigonometry. Students taking an advanced mathematics course will learn concepts like: Graphing exponential and logarithmic functions.

### Do colleges like Calc AB?

Even though you often get more college credit for BC Calculus, taking AB Calculus can be a great option as well. You will still get a calculus background that’ll set you up for college math.

#### Is Calculus AB hard?

The AP Calculus AB exam is historically one of the hardest AP exams to pass. Its passing rate may look high at 58%, but that’s because it’s one of the less popular AP exams with a smaller self-selected group of students taking the exam.

**What math do 10th graders take?**

In the U.S. curriculum for mathematics, tenth graders are usually taught algebra 1 or Geometry. Occasionally, Algebra II or higher classes are offered for students who wish to take Advanced Placement math classes in later years of high school.

**Is college algebra hard?**

College algebra is usually a pre-requisite for higher level math courses and science degrees. Although it can be a little bit tricky, mastering these concepts is necessary to moving forward in math. There is no fast and simple way to pass college algebra.

## Do colleges care about AB?

When did you get the B’s? Freshman year grades are typically reviewed more leniently by admissions officers than your junior year grades. Schools understand that it takes some time to adjust to a high school curriculum, so a B or even two in your freshman year won’t kill your transcript.

### Can you skip Calc AB?

When it comes to the AP Calculus classes, you have three options: you can take AB and BC Calculus as a sequence, take AB Calculus only, or skip AB Calculus and go straight to BC Calculus. The reason you can take one or the other is because AB and BC aren’t totally different classes.