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Mhorton91

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So, here is the situation. I graduated high school in 2010, I was the standard sit in the back of the class and sleep/not pay attention person, barely graduated on time, bottom 25% of my class, because at that point I had no intentions of going to college or anything. So needless to say, I came out of HS very unprepared mentally to start a college career... The situation is made worse, considering that now it is 2014, and I'm about to start my second semester, I've had time to forget what little I knew.

Now, the concern I have is in the progression of math classes I'm taking, since I need to take Calc I, II, III and differential equations before I transfer from the community college I'm at to a university my goal was to get to the calc as soon as possible. After taking the math entry test at orientation, I tested into

**MTH-110 Intermediate Algebra**

*This course is an extension of basic algebra and includes factoring, rational expressions, linear equations, quadratic equations, functions, graphs, radicals, complex numbers, and applications.*

Which I took in the fall... From there, I had to options. Take College Algebra, followed by Trig, followed by Calc I (and so on)

Or, Take a class just called Pre Calculus which my MTH-110 was the pre req for.

**MTH-138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics**

*This course is designed to prepare students for calculus. Topics include polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry; vectors; sequences and series; the Binomial Theorem; and limits.*

Prerequisite: Grade of �B� or better in MTH 110 or equivalent or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment.

Prerequisite: Grade of �B� or better in MTH 110 or equivalent or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment.

So my main concern is this, is jumping trig and going straight to Pre Calc going to harm me in the long run? (The pre calc class leads straight into calc I).

At first I thought it was no big deal, I took the prerequisite class, got an A, no big deal... But now, due to an earlier failed attempt to start college, which resulted in me withdrawing around midterm because I just couldn't afford it, has put me on Financial Aid probation this semester. Which means if I drop or fail any classes I will not be able to get financial aid in the future.

Although now that I have filed my appeal to be given this semester of FA, even changing the class would have the same outcome, so regardless it looks like I'm headed to pre calc... I have a week until classes start, is there anything I should try to learn in that time to make sure I'm ready?

Thanks for any insight/advice!

Marshall