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Challenge Exam Information

The Math Department offers Challenge Exams for those students who wish to test out of a course prerequisite. 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

Written Satisfies math requirement for various Certificates of Achievement 20/24 3

Math 25 - Elementary Algebra

Practice Exam

Multiple Choice Math 26 or Math 30 20/25 3

Math 26 - Plane Geometry

Practice Exam

Written Math 40 as this satisfies the Math 26 corequisite 70% 2
Math 50 if Math 40 prerequisite is satisfied

Math 30 - Intermediate Algebra

Practice Exam

Multiple Choice Math 34 (Statistics)


Math 35 or 37 23/45

Math 40 if Math 26

corequisite is satisfied

Math 40 - Precalculus

Multiple Choice Math 50 if Math 26 prerequisite is satisfied 28/40 2
Math 50 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry I Written Math 60 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry II Instructor's Decision Instructor's Decision

Scheduling an Exam
Challenge Exams should be scheduled at least a day in advance. Please contact:

Main Campus - Math 026 and Math 030 Only

Brentwood Center

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 allotted, then they must take the course if it is to satisfy a course prerequisite or degree requirement. Please see a Counselor if you have any questions regarding your Academic Plan here at LMC.