achieve your academic goals

Getting Started with Math at LMC

  • Do I have to take a math placement test before I can enroll in math?

    No. California community colleges do not use placement tests any more. Research shows that these tests did not do a good job determining who was ready for college math; therefore, we do not use them.

    Instead, colleges are now using information about your high school experiences. Research shows that this information is much more useful in identifying who may need additional support in math. You will provide this information by taking the online Multiple Measures Assessment process. After you take the process, you will know which math course you should take to meet your goals.

  • What information do I need to provide in the Multiple Measures Assessment process?

    In the Multiple Measures Assessment process (MMAP) you will be asked for the following information. You can complete the assessment process at most two times, so be ready with your answers to these questions:

    • Your area of academic interest (see next question)
    • Your overall high school GPA
    • The last math course you completed with at least a C.
    • Questions about your experiences with math and how you like to receive help if you need it.
  • Do I need to know my major or program before I complete the Multiple Measures Assessment process?

    Well, sort of. The math you take depends on your major or program. If you don’t know your major, read through the list below and choose a general area of interest that fits your college goals. When completing the MMAP you will have to choose a general area of interest to get a math recommendation.

    • Business: Business Administration, Accounting, Economics
    • Education: Child Development, Elementary Education
    • Health Sciences: Nursing, Kinesiology
    • Humanities and Social Sciences: Art, Art History, Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Communications, Drama, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Journalism, Liberal Arts, pre-Law, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
    • Science: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Pre-medical/dental/veterinary, Physics
    • Technology: Process Technology (PTEC program) or Electrical Technology (ETEC program)  

* Complete the Multiple Measures Assessment process
* At the end of the process, you will get a math recommendation and you will be cleared for enrollment in the math course that is right for your program or major.