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Calculus I and II Summer Class?

inkydustininkydustin Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
I am interested in taking multivariable calculus. However, the only way that I could accomplish this would be to take both Calculus I and II in an accelerated summer program. Does such as class exist online?

Replies to: Calculus I and II Summer Class?

  • bodanglesbodangles Registered User Posts: 9,185 Senior Member
    Doing well in multivariable is going to depend heavily on your foundation in Calc 1 and 2. I would be wary of speeding through them too quickly.
  • inkydustininkydustin Registered User Posts: 7 New Member

    Then, would you recommend I take AP Calculus during the school year instead? (I will also be taking both AP Physics C classes)
  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 Registered User Posts: 1,320 Senior Member
    MV calculus prerequisite is a full year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) of calculus so it’s highly doubtful any class could accelerate or squeeze a year of classes into one summer.

    It’s probably late in the game now, but you could take Calc 1 this summer at a CC (assuming you place into Calc 1), then take Calc 2 and Calc 3 (multivariate) at the CC during the school year.

    If you take AP Calc BC during the school year, you might be able to take Calc 3 at a CC the following summer but most likely a CC wouldn’t allow it unless you got your score back which wouldn’t happen until early July.

  • inkydustininkydustin Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Actually, I will be a junior in September, so I may have the opportunity to take Calculus I that summer.
  • MA2012MA2012 Registered User Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    edited July 11
    I've looked at a few colleges and they seem to offer each Calc class in one session, and have 2 sessions per summer. So yes, it may be possible for you to take Calc 1 and 2 next summer. Does your HS have an DE arrangement with any local colleges? That might be a place to start.

    It is possible to take BC Calculus concurrently with Physics C, but sometimes it is easier to complete calculus first. If your school regularly has students do both then they might be coordinated.
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