Five years ago, only a few states mandated that students take Algebra II to graduate from high school. … As a result, many students never made it as far as Algebra II, although they satisfied state graduation requirements. Now, 20 states and Washington, D.C. require Algebra II for high school graduation.

## Is Algebra 2 a graduation requirement?

Algebra 2/Math 3 or its equivalent is **the highest-level math course required for graduation**. The other three math credits must be high school level courses.

## Can you get into college without Algebra 2?

Some have claimed that knowledge of Algebra 2 itself is essential for success in college. … **Most students outside of STEM majors will never use Algebra 2**. Yet even colleges that no longer administer algebra placement exams, like the CSU system, still expect high school students to take the course.

## Is it required to take Algebra 2?

**California has no immediate plans to require Algebra 2**, said Michael W. Kirst, the president of the state education board. He notes that both of the state’s four-year university systems require students to complete the course.

## Can you take algebra 2 senior year?

Algebra 1 in 9th grade, repeating a math course

They retake Geometry in 11th grade and pass. They take Algebra II **in 12th grade and pass**. They’ve met the minimum college admission standards for math.

## Can I drop algebra 2?

Most colleges require you to pass Alg 2 in high school for admission. However, **community colleges do not**, so that may be your option if you can’t pass the requisite math before you graduate.

## What math comes after algebra 2?

**Advanced Algebra / Trig** Immediately follows Algebra II. Covers all of Trigonometry and some of the Math Analysis SOLS. Counts toward an Advanced Diploma. This class provides a good foundation for students going on to community college or a four year college.

## Do you need algebra 2 to graduate in NY?

6 credits in math, including: **At least 2 credits in advanced** math (for example, Geometry or Algebra II)

## Is there really a math 55 at Harvard?

Math 55 is a **two-semester long first-year undergraduate mathematics course at Harvard University**, founded by Lynn Loomis and Shlomo Sternberg.

## Why is algebra so hard?

Algebra is **thinking logically about numbers** rather than computing with numbers. … Paradoxically, or so it may seem, however, those better students may find it harder to learn algebra. Because to do algebra, for all but the most basic examples, you have to stop thinking arithmetically and learn to think algebraically.