hello.i am finishing Rn to bsn online.i only need to take 1 math class:college algebra(precalculus) before I finish my last 2 nursing classes to graduate.i have only taken intro to algebra 6 yrs ago,never taken intermediate algebra and skipped to college algebra with a waiver.i just made the worst decision of my life.i even have a hard time doing homework since most of the topics I could not understand.i informed my professor that I never took intermediate algebra.he just told me to get a tutor.the tutor cannot teAch me intermediate algebra at the same time help me with this college algebra.i feel so confused and helpless as I am very close to graduation so I do not want to drop the class.has anybody here ever taken college algebra without taking intermediate algebra and managed to pass the class?any advice would be very helpful please.i cannot just give up when I'm almost done.thank you.

Sour Lemon 5,016 Posts Has 13 years experience. Sep 19, 2018 hello.i am finishing Rn to bsn online.i only need to take 1 math class:college algebra(precalculus) before I finish my last 2 nursing classes to graduate.i have only taken intro to algebra 6 yrs ago,never taken intermediate algebra and skipped to college algebra with a waiver.i just made the worst decision of my life.i even have a hard time doing homework since most of the topics I could not understand.i informed my professor that I never took intermediate algebra.he just told me to get a tutor.the tutor cannot teAch me intermediate algebra at the same time help me with this college algebra.i feel so confused and helpless as I am very close to graduation so I do not want to drop the class.has anybody here ever taken college algebra without taking intermediate algebra and managed to pass the class?any advice would be very helpful please.i cannot just give up when I'm almost done.thank you.Your professor gave you good advice. I can't think of anything better than getting help with the material that you don't understand. If you feel like that's too much, then you may have to take an intermediate class to catch up and attempt the college level class at a later time. There is no magical solution.

sallyrnrrt, ADN, RN 2,395 Posts Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU. Sep 19, 2018 I agree with Sour Lemon.....In 1967 when I graduated HS... I had taken and passed algebra 1&2, Trig., & Gemometry.....passing with Cs, I believe since I knew math was not my strong suit, so the summer following HS graduation..... I was going to be a biology major, which at that time only required algebra and geometry I took each of those courses during the 2 summer sessions at my univ.......and I passed with my usual c grade.....Best wishes.......I wish at that time there was pre college algebra....

Leedeedee 73 Posts Sep 20, 2018 Take a look at Khan Academy and try to catch up using that if you can't afford a tutor.

cleback 1,381 Posts Sep 20, 2018 You don't have to take intermediate algebra. But it may help you.At my university we had math placement tests to determine which class you enroll in. I placed into calculus, no algebra needed.

pro-student 359 Posts Sep 20, 2018 I second Khan Academy. Free, you can skip to topics you need help on, pause and replay as many times as you want. A tutor might be able to help you pinpoint the specific issues you're having trouble with if you just feel completely lost. Does you school have a math resource center? Most offer some sort of tutoring, homework help, group tutoring, etc... Classes like beginning, intermediate, college algebra are fairly inconsistent as to what they actually include. I have never heard of a college level intermediate algebra before and college algebra is typically a repeated, albeit, accelerated version of high school algebra 1 & 2. If you continue to have issues confer with you instructor about what else you can do. Worst come to worse, you might need to withdraw and take a remedial course before you're ready but this will all depend on the specifics of your school. Best of luck!