My university (as well as many others I suspect) require Calculus II before Linear Algebra. I was wondering exactly why that is? I am lead to believe that Linear Algebra does not really require Calc II topics at all. I am taking Calc II through the whole summer, and LA is offered for the second half, so I will essentially take it having been through 1/2 of Calc II. Do you think my department would give this the OK? Or not worth asking?