Palomar College Learning For Success

Understanding Your Math Placement

How We Determine What Course to Recommend for You

We offer our recommendations for placement with your success as the ultimate goal, directing you toward lower-level courses and/or a particular support course only if we determine (based on your placement) that doing so will make it much more likely that you will succeed in your math courses all the way through transfer-level math (Math 100 and above).

*For more information on PSYC/SOC 205 and BUS 204, please contact the Assessment Center at (760) 744-1150, x2476, 2383, or 2182.

If you’d like to know more about the legislation that has prompted this state-wide approach to access and placement, please refer to the AB 705 implementation web page at

Integrated Co-Requisite Support Courses for Math

You may be placed into a math course with or without a co-requisite support course.  Co-requisite courses are two courses that are linked so that you cannot enroll in one without enrolling in the other. Math 56, 100, 110, 120, and 130 (primary courses) are offered on their own or with an integrated co-requisite support course. The support course (e.g., Math 20) is designed to provide students with extra assistance so that they are more likely to pass the primary course (e.g. Math 120).

Any student wishing to earn an A.A. degree must complete Intermediate Algebra (Math 56 & Math 6, Math 56, or Math 60) or a higher level mathematics course with a grade of ‘C’ or better. See your Palomar counselor for questions regarding specific math and non-math major requirements.

Mathematics Department

Located in P-2
(760)-744-1150 x2535
Dept. Chair: Craig Chamberlin

Psychology (PSYC 205)

Behavioral Sciences Department (Psychology)
760.744.1150 x2329
Dept Chairs: Dr. Jeffrey Epstein & Dr. Netta Schroer

Sociology (SOC 205)

Behavioral Sciences Department (Sociology)
(760)-744-1150 x2329

Business (BUS 204)

Dept. Chair: Jackie Martin

Questions About Your Recommended Placement?

Call the Assessment Center at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2476, 2383, or 2182 OR email: