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ib-suffering101
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I am currently starting my junior year, and I´m taking HL Economics and Physics, but I don´t know if Math HL is worth it. Currently, my school does not offer Math HL, but there are cases where people take the class with a private teacher. What should I do? My math skills are well above average (at my school at least), but nothing too crazy.

## Replies to: Should I take Math HL? How relevant is it for college applications?

31,926Senior MemberMath HL goes beyond Calc BC so you need to be sure you're really, really good at it. It's recommended if you want to major in math or Engineering.

If your school doesn't offer Math HL though no one can fault you for not taking it.

3New Member31,926Senior Member2,028Senior Member31,926Senior MemberFor economics in the US, Math SL is fine; for economics in the UK, Math HL is preferred.

40Junior MemberAlso... Physics is a subject useful mainly in engineering and physics courses. Math is crucial in those and computer science, and useful for economics. If you took an essay based subject at HL instead, it could open up perspectives in law, but it's not my piece of cake so I can't help you there. You miht want to consider which direction appeals to you more.

3New Member63,538Senior MemberAmong IB choices, math SL (not math studies SL) is sufficient preparation, while math HL will get you advanced placement in math at most colleges.

math studies SL = overview of math topics for those who will not need more math in college

math SL = precalculus and introduction to calculus for those who will need calculus and beyond in college

math HL = precalculus and calculus that commonly gives advanced placement in math in college

2New Member3,204Senior Member