I'm starting my fourth semester at the local community college soon and I plan to transfer to a university next fall. At our community college, the advisers have you take precalculus algebra immediately if you place out of all remedial math. We aren't given the option to take calculus immediately unless you've taken AP Calculus in high school. To make a long story short, I have had to take two semesters of precalculus (Precalc algebra and trig are offered only as two separate courses) before I could take calculus 1. I did, however, manage to take applied calculus the same time as precalc trig because it didn't have the trig class as a prereq. I did very well in all the classes and I want to major in math, but I feel that I am at a big disadvantage because I wasn't able to take calculus 1 until my sophomore year. I hate the feeling that I'm always playing catch up. I find it hard to think of myself as a competent math person when I am a semester behind the recommended math sequence for a math major. Am I too far behind, or can I still be a successful math major despite the late start in calculus?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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