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Third Attempts

Any time you take both an old course and a new course that grade replaces the old course, the combination counts as two attempts at the same subject. For example, if you take MTH 163 and then takes MTH 161, you will need the dean’s permission to retake MTH 161. The retake will be considered the third attempt.

The same relationship will not hold within each row of the table immediately below. A manual checking process will be required for third attempts in these subjects.

Original Course Is Not Considered as an Attempt at
MTH 173 MTH 263
MTH 174 MTH 264
MTH 286 MTH 288

Original Courses That May Substitute in New Catalogs

Future catalogs will not include the original courses. Original courses in the first column may substitute for the corresponding course in the second column.

Original Course May Substitute in the Catalog for
MTH 126 MTH 133*
MTH 151 MTH 154
MTH 152 MTH 155
MTH 157 MTH 155
MTH 163 MTH 161
MTH 164 MTH 162
MTH 166 MTH 167
MTH 181 MTH 165
MTH 182 MTH 154, MTH 155
MTH 241 MTH 245
MTH 242 MTH 246
MTH 271 MTH 261
MTH 272 MTH 262
MTH 173 MTH 263
MTH 174 MTH 264
MTH 277 MTH 265
MTH 285 MTH 266
MTH 200 MTH 281
MTH 286 MTH 288
MTH 291 MTH 267
MTH 292 MTH 289

*MTH 126 is two credit hours, but MTH 133 is three credit hours. You may need to make up that lost credit hour with an additional elective. The additional elective does not necessarily have to be a math course.


New Courses That May Substitute in Old Catalogs

Current Colleg Catalogs will not include the new courses. New courses in the second column may substitute for the corresponding course in the first column.

Original Course May Be Substituted With
MTH 126 MTH 133
MTH 151 MTH 154
MTH 152 MTH 154
MTH 157 MTH 245*
MTH 163 MTH 161
MTH 164 MTH 162
MTH 166 MTH 167
MTH 181 MTH 161, MTH 245
MTH 182 MTH 161, MTH 245
MTH 241 MTH 245
MTH 242 MTH 246
MTH 271 MTH 261
MTH 272 MTH 262
MTH 173 MTH 263**
MTH 174 MTH 264**
MTH 277 MTH 265
MTH 285 MTH 266
MTH 200 MTH 281
MTH 286 MTH 288**
MTH 291 MTH 267
MTH 292 MTH 289

*MTH 157 is four credit hours, but MTH 245 is three credit hours. You may need to make up that lost credit hour with an additional math elective depending upon your program of study.

**New courses are reduced by one credit hour. You may need to make up that lost credit hour with an additional 200-level math elective depending upon the program of study.


Prerequisites

New Course Prerequisite New Course Higher Level Prerequisites
MTH 1 None; corequisite: enrollment in entry-level occupational course n/a
MTH 3 Completion of MTT Unit 0 n/a
MTH 5 Completion of MTT Units 1-3 n/a
MTH 9 Completion of MTT Units 1-5 MTH 131, any existing course numbered MTH 154 or higher
MTH 111

MTH 130

MTH 132

MTH 133

Completion of MTT Units 1-3* MTH 131, any existing course numbered MTH 154 or higher
MTH 131 Completion of MTT Units 1-6* any existing course numbered MTH 156 or higher
MTH 154 Completion of MTT Units 1-5* MTH 131, any existing course numbered MTH 155 or higher
MTH 155 Completion of MTT Units 1-5* MTH 131, any existing course numbered MTH 154 or higher
MTH 156 Completion of MTT Units 1-9 MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 165, MTH 167, any existing course numbered MTH 261 or higher
MTH 161 Completion of MTT Units 1-9* MTH 156, MTH 162, MTH 165, MTH 167, any existing course numbered MTH 261 or higher
MTH 162 MTH 161 with C or higher* MTH 167, any existing course numbered MTH 261 or higher
MTH 165 Completion of MTT Units 1-9 MTH 156, MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 167, any existing course numbered MTH 261 or higher
MTH 167 Completion of MTT Units 1-9* MTH 156, MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 165, any existing course numbered MTH 261 or higher
MTH 245 MTH 154 with C or higher or

MTH 161 with C or higher or

MTH 165 with C or higher**

any existing course numbered MTH 162 or higher
MTH 246 MTH 245 with C or higher n/a
MTH 261 MTH 161 with C or higher MTH 162, MTH 167, any existing course numbered MTH 262 or higher
MTH 262 MTH 261 with C or higher any existing course numbered MTH 263 or higher
MTH 263 MTH 162 with C or higher or

MTH 167 with C or higher

any existing course numbered MTH 264 or higher
MTH 264 MTH 263 with C or higher any existing course numbered MTH 265 or higher
MTH 265 MTH 264 with C or higher MTH 267, MTH 283, MTH 289
MTH 266 MTH 263 with B or higher or

MTH 264 with C or higher

MTH 265, MTH 267, MTH 283, MTH 289
MTH 267 MTH 264 with C or higher MTH 265, MTH 283, MTH 289
MTH 280 MTH 263 with C or higher any existing course numbered MTH 264 or higher
MTH 281 MTH 263 with C or higher any existing course numbered MTH 264 or higher
MTH 283 MTH 264 with C or higher MTH 265, MTH 267, MTH 289
MTH 288 MTH 263 with C or higher any existing course numbered MTH 264 or higher
MTH 289 MTH 267 with C or higher n/a

*You may take these courses with up to two fewer completed units if you also enroll in a co-requisite MCR course.

**MTH 165 is not listed as a prerequisite for MTH 245 by the VCCS, but this prerequisite is up to the discretion of each college, and helpful for MTH 165 students who need six credits of mathematics.

The courses in the first column may also serve as prerequisites for new courses in the second column. Except where noted below, you must earn a grade of C or higher in the original course in order for that course to serve as a prerequisite for a new course.

Original Course May Serve as a Prerequisite for
MTH 152 MTH 245
MTH 163 MTH 162, MTH 261
MTH 164 MTH 263
MTH 166 MTH 263
MTH 181 MTH 245
MTH 241 MTH 246
MTH 271 MTH 262
MTH 173 MTH 264, MTH 281
MTH 173 with grade of B or higher MTH 266
MTH 174 MTH 265, MTH 266, MTH 267, MTH 288
MTH 291 MTH 289

MCR Courses

Co-Requisite Support (MCR) Courses are developmental courses which allow you to enroll in the corresponding credit-level course with up to two units missing from the prerequisite.

New Course Corresponding MCR Course
MTH 111 MCR 1*
MTH 130* MCR 2*
MTH 131* MCR 3*
MTH 132* MCR 8*
MTH 133 MCR 9*
MTH 154 MCR 4
MTH 155* MCR 5*
MTH 161 MCR 6
MTH 167 MCR 7*

*These courses will not be offered at NOVA in the 2018-2019 academic year.

New Student Groups:

XMCB – Completed at least three of Units 1-5; students who have earned the XMCB student group, but have not earned M154 may co-enroll in MTH 154 with a required section of MCR 4.

XMCC – Completed at least seven of Units 1-9; students who have earned the XMCC student group, but have not earned M161 may co-enroll in MTH 161 with a required section of MCR 6.

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