Placement for Mathematics Core Classes

At Harvey Mudd College, all students take at least two semesters of mathematics, regardless of their major. These two semesters are known as the common core mathematics courses.

A year of calculus at the high-school level is an entrance requirement for HMC, so familiarity with limits, differentiation and integration is assumed in all mathematics courses.

Placing Out of Other Math Courses and Other Questions

Placing out of any math course requires a meeting with the department’s placement director or taking a suitable placement examination.

For other questions, contact the department’s placement director, Professor Dagan Karp, at