# College Math vs. College Algebra

- 0Jan 1, '10 by Life'sGoodHi all,

So glad I found this website. This is my 1st post. I'm enrolled in Rio Salado this Spring and soon will be taking my math pre-requisite. Accuplacer testing placed me into college level math, which is beyond the minimum required 'intermediate algebra'. My advisor recommended College Math 140-142 instead of MAT 150-152 (College Algebra).

My long-term academic goals are to continue my education after I receive my ASN and eventually earn a BS in Nursing. As I understand, most bachelors degree programs require completion of ‘College Algebra’.

Would__College Math__satisfy the ‘College Algebra’ requirement of most bachelors programs? Do they overlap? Does one build upon the other or are they completely different animals? I would like to get my B.S. math requirements taken care of while at the community college level if possible.

Anyone who has taken MAT 140-142 and/or MAT150-152 thru MCCC is welcome to comment. -
- 0Jan 7, '10 by MTTMPEI had this same problem. I went straight to College Algebra got an A . But, ASU requires you to have College Math. So i had to back track to College Math. Which is a lower math. Apparently, you need College Math to go into ASU. I'm assuming this is why she advised you to take this course. Funny right? Math 140-142 will allow you to get a BSN but anything higher MAT 150-152 (College Algebra) will not. They stop taking College Algebra about two years ago. Would College Math satisfy the ‘College Algebra’ requirement of most bachelors programs. The answer is no, I have a degree in Supply Chain, required College Algebra.Last edit by MTTMPE on Jan 7, '10 :
**Reason**: made mistakes - 0Sep 19, '11 by blueindigoI just took MAT 142 online at Rio because it's required for ASU. I would say it would probably be easier than Mat 151 that my husband is taking right now.
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*caliotter3*I would verify this with your advisor. You can also check with the advisor at the college that you might consider transferring to.