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Multivariable Calculus?

WhatisKnowledgeWhatisKnowledge 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
So I have seen something about this from almost a decade ago, but much of the information seems out of date/not applicable to my situation. I have just recently started senior year in high school. Over the summer, I learned Calc 1 online and then taught myself Calc B/C unofficially through Kahn Academy/AP books/other resources. I tested far enough above a 5 on an AP B/C practice test(one that I believe closely models the AP test in terms of rigor) to make myself believe I at least know the vast majority of the material for B/C. I was wondering if anyone knew of any good options to take multivariable calculus that would either allow me to take it straight up, or allow me to take a challenge test/diagnostic test and then take it, as I have no certification that I know Calculus B/C. Also, my high school doesn't offer multivar.
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  • WhatisKnowledgeWhatisKnowledge 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Also, I wanted to add that I'm looking for a course that would have some form of accreditation, cuz stuff like MIT OCW is just the materials, right? It's not like a course you can get a grade on that proves you've actually done something?
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  • NoisymomNoisymom 25 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Check out this program https://cty.jhu.edu/online/courses/mathematics/multivariable_calculus.html
    Looks like they can give high school credit for the course... But you might want to check with your high school first if they accept it..
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  • Racingfan53Racingfan53 69 replies7 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Noisymom thank you for that link--I too am interested in multivariable having completed BC and can't do my local community college (scheduling issues). Have you any personal experience with the course/program?
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  • NoisymomNoisymom 25 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Racingfan53, no I don't have experience with this particular program. My kids did some online classes for school credit at the similar online program at Northwestern https://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/program_type/online-programs (could not find multivariable in their course list), but as I said earlier check with your school first if they will accept it.
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  • airway1airway1 710 replies3 threadsRegistered User Member
    Just make sure the colleges your applying too accept the credits. My son is taking it at his univ sophomore year. Sounds to me like it’s Cal 3? He is registered for it this fall
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 6989 replies49 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Want to throw out a word of caution since it sounds like you self studied calc I and II.....math is a subject you want a very, very solid foundation in. It builds on itself. I would encourage you to take Calc BC at school. Starting with MV in college still puts you a year ahead of the average STEM student.

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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited August 15
    Just make sure the colleges your applying too accept the credits.
    Not really a reason not to take the course. Depending upon the colleges s/he's targeting, some don't give transfer credit at all for coursework taken in HS or the math department accepts no credit for anything above BC or the math department only gives credit or placement for its own exams.
    edited August 15
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  • NoisymomNoisymom 25 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @skieurope, agree. OP does not know yet where she/he will go to... And I remember from visiting Purdue their reps were saying that even though they accept some math credits from high school a lot of kids choose to not use it and take the course again in college just to keep their gpa up, because all stem classes are really hard and having a class where you are familiar with the subject helps tremendously.
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  • threebeansthreebeans 711 replies33 threadsRegistered User Member
    Won't your high school work with your schedule to get you dual enrolled in the community college?
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