# Is algebra 2 equivalent to college algebra?

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## Is algebra 2 equivalent to college algebra?

Can College Algebra be used as an equivalent for Advanced Algebra or Algebra II for high school graduation requirements? No. Students should have already completed Algebra II/Advanced Algebra or its equivalent. College Algebra is not an equivalent of Advanced Algebra or Algebra II.

**Is intermediate algebra in college the same as algebra 2?**

College Algebra (also called Intermediate Algebra) better aligns with Algebra II. Elementary Algebra is the common name for the course that aligns with Algebra I. There’s also Pre-Algebra, which aligns closest to 8th grade math.

**Do you need algebra 2 before college algebra?**

Because most colleges do require 3-4 years of math, including an algebra and a geometry for admission, almost all schools require that a student passes algebra 2 in order to meet that standard.

### Is algebra and algebra 2 the same?

Algebra 1 is concentrated on solving equations and inequalities. But, algebra 2 concentrates on additional types of equations, such as exponential and logarithmic equations.

**Is Algebra 2 a college class?**

Neither College Algebra nor any other college course has been approved as an equivalent of Algebra II/Advanced Algebra. Algebra II or Advanced Algebra is required for high school graduation.

**What kind of Algebra is college Algebra?**

Core Curriculum The content in a college algebra course centers on algebraic relationships, functions and graphs that go beyond basic high school algebra. Students learn to solve for one or two unknown variables in a variety of complex equations.

## What level of math is college Algebra?

College algebra is a transfer level algebra course offered at many California community colleges and CSU campuses and generally has a prerequisite of intermediate algebra.

**What math is before college Algebra?**

Students who start at the lowest level of remedial math may otherwise face a long slog through three or even four remedial courses in arithmetic, beginning algebra and intermediate algebra. And that’s before they can even get to the first college-level math course, generally “college algebra” or pre-calculus.

**Can I take algebra 2 in college?**

More than half of two-year colleges now offer two or more math pathways for entering students. (Algebra 2 remains an admissions requirement — but admitted students no longer must be tested on their algebra skills before earning a spot in a gateway math course.)

### Is Algebra 2 a college course?

**What is Algebra 2 called in college?**

College Algebra follows Algebra 2. It is the first semester of a Pre-Calc course– the other semester being Trig . The Pre-Calc text we used last year was also called ‘College Algebra with Trigonometry’ — same texts different cover names to tailor it to different colleges.

**Do you need Algebra 2 for college?**

Nearly every college major requires a passing grade in College Algebra. If you haven’t completed Algebra 2 in high school, you’ll have to take the equivalent course in college before you can take College Algebra. Better to get it out of the way now.

## Is Pre Calculus harder than Algebra 2?

Precalculus is a general subject that encompasses the algebra and trigonometry necessary to take calculus, so it is harder than Algebra II (as Algebra II is typically part of the precalc curriculum).

**Is Algebra 2 a 10th grade class?**

Meanwhile, students in the normal track start Algebra I in ninth grade, and typically take either Geometry or Algebra II in 10th grade , depending on the school district’s standards for math education.