Calculus Information for Science, Engineering and Math Majors
The following table lists prerequisites for the lower division courses. See prerequisite map for a visualization of prerequisites in general. After the table, we give details. Business, Aviation and Technology majors should read the Calculus information page for their major.
Course  Prerequisites  
Math 19 
Ready for General Education Math/Quantitative Reasoning Courses NOTE: The Calculus Placement Exam is not required to enroll in Math 19* 

Math 30P/30PL  Math 19 with "C" or better  OR  Calculus Placement Exam 
Math 30  Math 19 with "B" or better  OR  Calculus Placement Exam 
Math 31  Math 30 with "C" or better  OR  AP Calculus AB score of "3" or higher 
Math 32  Math 31 with "C" or better  OR  AP Calculus BC score of "3" or higher 
Lower Division Prerequisites
Math 30: Calculus I
To register, satisfy 1 or 2 listed below. (Passing a High School Calculus course is not sufficient.)

A score of 80 (or higher) on the Calculus Placement Exam. Register for the CPE at the SJSU Testing Office. More information about the CPE can be found online at http://www.sjsu.edu/math/calculus/.

A grade of B or higher in Math 19: Precalculus or an approved equivalent college course found online at SJSU Articulation. If you take Math 19 at SJSU, you will be able to register for Math 30 as soon as your Math 19 grade is posted (you can register earlier if you take and pass the CPE). If you take Precalculus at another college, then bring a copy of your transcript to the Math Office, MH 308.
Math 30P and 30PL: Calculus I with PreCalculus:
To register, satisfy 1 or 2 listed below. (Passing a High School Calculus course is not sufficient.)
 A score of 70 (or higher) on the Calculus Placement Exam. Register for the CPE at the SJSU Testing Office. More information about the CPE can be found online at http://www.sjsu.edu/math/calculus/.
 A grade of C or higher in Math 19: Precalculus or an approved equivalent college course found online at SJSU Articulation. If you take Math 19 at SJSU, you will be able to register for Math 30P as soon as your Math 19 grade is posted (you can register earlier if you take and pass the CPE). If you take Precalculus at another college, then bring a copy of your transcript to the Math Office, MH 308.
Math 31: Calculus II:
To register, satisfy 1 or 2 listed below. (Passing a High School Calculus course is not sufficient. )
 A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB exam. NOTE: A passing grade in a HS Calculus course is not sufficient.
 A grade of C or higher in Math 30 (Calculus I), Math 30P or Math 30PL (Calculus I with Precalculus), or an approved equivalent college course found online at SJSU Articulation.
Math 32: Calculus III:
To register, satisfy 1 or 2 listed below.(Passing a High School Calculus course is not sufficient.)
 A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus BC exam.
 A grade of C or higher in Math 31 (Calculus II) or an approved equivalent college course found online at SJSU Articulation. You can register before your grade is posted, but instructors will check to make sure that the prerequisite is satisfied so be prepared to show a copy of your transcript/grade report on the first day of class.
Math 32H: Calculus III Honors:
You must pass the AP Calculus BC exam with score 4 or higher.
Calculus Placement Exam
The Calculus Placement Exam can be used to satisfy the prerequisites for the first semester of calculus, including Math 30, Math 30P, Math 30PL and Math 71. More information, can be found on the Calculus Placement Exam Information page.
We discourage students who have taken or are taking Math 19 to take the CPE in order to place into a class that is higher than the class they are eligible for based on their Math 19 grade. A student's grade in Math 19 is a better indicator of Calculus preparation than the placement exam.
Here are the course placements as well as the recommendations for Fall 2018 admits who are majoring in Science, Engineering and Math.
Science, Engineering and Math Majors 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category MI and MII, students admitted before Fall 2018 who have cleared remediation, and students who earned C or better in Math 1 

Minimum ALEKS Score  Student Placement  Recommendations 
80  Math 30  Add Math 30W 
70  Math 30P* or Math 30PL  *Add Math 30W 
55  Math 19  Math 19W 
40  Math 19  Math 19W + Math 1019S 
0  Math 19  Math 19W + Math 1019S 
Science, Engineering and Math Majors 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category MIII 

Minimum ALEKS Score  Student Placement  Recommendations 
70  Math 30P and Math 30W  Math 30PL also accepted 
55  Math 19 + Math 1019S  Math 19W 
0  Math 1 and Math 1001S 
Science, Engineering and Math Majors 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category MIV 

Minimum ALEKS Score  Student Placement 
0  Math 1 and Math 1001S 
Science, Engineering and Math Majors 

Fall 2018 admits assigned to enrollment category MIII or MIVappealing thier enrollment assignment 

Minimum ALEKS Score  Student Placement  Recommendations 
70  Math 30P and Math 30W  Math 30PL also accepted 
55 
Math 19 + Math 1019S + Math 19W 

0  Math 1 and Math 1001S 