<p>I'm on track to take calculus next year which leaves no higher level math for senior year. Is it bad to take this step down my senior year? I want to take college algebra dual credit for college (nursing major). Will this look bad?</p>

<p>You can’t control the courses your school offers - so it won’t look bad if you don’t continue with Calculus your senior year if its not an option. Colleges know that few high schools offer anything beyond Calculus I, and that dual enrollment is not always logistically possible. </p>

<p>However, you’d probably be better off taking a stats class than college algebra. College Algebra will go over material you should know, whereas stats would introduce you to a new subject and wouldn’t be a step back. So I personally would recommend a stats class over college algebra if its an option. </p>

<p>I would rather not take a math class than take college algebra. College algebra is just high school algebra except they added the title college at the beginning.</p>

<p>^ That’s exactly right. Are you in precal right now? If you are, imagine taking Algebra 1 next year; that’s what this is like. </p>

<p>Either don’t take a math class, take a duel-enrollment math class, or take Stats if your school offers it. Neither one of those choices will look bad to colleges.</p>

<p>Don’t take college algebra…there’s no reason to take something you’ve already learned. Either take stats, multivariable (or Calculus II if you’re in AP Calculus AB right now), or no math class. </p>

<p>I guess I won’t take it but MIzzou requires 4 units of math. Do colleges make exceptions?</p>

<p>I assume they will since you’ve reached calculus by the end of your junior year. Email them to make sure.</p>

<p>If your school has AP stats, you can take that in your senior year.</p>

<p>Talk to your guidance counselor (if it’s a school which sends many students to that program) and/or contact the admissions office. I can’t believe any college would consider a student who completed calculus to have taken insufficient math for admission. Most likely that 4 years starts counting from algebra1, which I am guessing you took in middle school.</p>