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Math Department

Challenge Exam Information

The Math Department offers Challenge Exams for those students who wish to test out of a course prerequite or degree requirement. Below is a table giving a brief summary of each exam. Please note that the Math requirement for the AA degree has changed from Math 25 to Math 30. Please see a counselor to see which is required of you.

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Course Challenged
Type of Exam

Course Placed

Passing Score
Chances to Take Exam

Math 7/9 - Arithmetic

Practice Exam

Satisfies math requirement for various Certificates of Achievement

Math 25 - Elementary Algebra

Practice Exam

Multiple Choice
Math 26 or Math 30

Math 26 - Planar Geometry

Practice Exam

Math 40 as this satisfies the Math 26 corequisite
Math 50 if Math 40 prerequisite is satisfied

Math 30 - Intermediate Algebra

Practice Exam

Multiple Choice
Math 34 (Statistics)


Math 35 or 37

Math 40 if Math 26

corequisite is satisfied

Math 40 - Precalculus

Multiple Choice
Math 50 if Math 26 prerequisite is satisfied
Math 50 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
Math 60 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry II
Instructor's Descision
Instructor's Descision

Scheduling an Exam

Challenge Exams should be scheduled at least a day in advance and may be taken only at the times listed below. Please contact:

Main Campus

  • Clint Ryan (925) 439-2181 ext 3470
    for exams
    • Wedensday 12/11, 3:00 to 6:00
    • Thursday 12/12, 2:30 to 9:00
    • Monday 12/16, 3:00 to 6:00
    • Tuesday 12/17, 3:30 to 9:00
  • Seth Lavender (925) 439-2181 ext 3358
    for exams
    • Wedensday 12/1, 6:00 to 8:00
    • Friday 12/13, 8:00 to 3:00
    • Monday 12/16, 4:00 to 8:00

Brentwood Center

  • Carol Love (925) 513-1625 ext 6218 (hours may vary)

Exam Results

Exam results are usually available within 1 week. Once a student passes an exam, a Lab Coordinator will notify Admissions. Remember, passing a Challenge Exam only waives a requirement and does not give you units for the course.

If a student doesn't pass an exam after the maximum number of chances alloted, then they must take the course if it is to satisfy a course prerequisite or degree reiquirement. Please see a Counselor if you have any questions regarding your Academic Plan here at LMC.