Hi, I have run into a bit of a problem. I am going to be freshman (Evolutionary Bio/Chinese major) at a University renown for its Bio program. I was told to take a math placement test in order to find ot what math class I was qualified for (I was planning on taking pre-calculus on the fall, so I could actually learn it before moving on to calculus). However, I did fairly decent on the test (the test was almost all basic algebra), and now my Orientation leader says that I can't take any other math besides calculus 1. I am planning on talking to a counselor soon to see if I can get around this. Has anyone else ever heard of this happening at their university? Can anyone recommend any books that are good for teaching oneself pre-calculus and beginning calculus? Thanks for the help.