Alternate Path to Calculus
The Alternate Path to Calculus is a program that allows
students to complete 8 units of mathematics courses
(Math 36 and Math 20) in a single semester. The
mathematics courses can be taken with either a single 4
or 5 unit science class or up to two 3 unit courses for
a maximum course load of 14 units.
The typical sequence of courses for students going to
Math 1 (Calculus 1) is shown below. Each of the courses
are 5 units and Math 37 covers both geometry and
trigonometry.
Math 55 → Math 37 → Math 20 → Math 1 (total of 20 units)
In the Alternate Path to Calculus (shown below),
students will take Math 36 (which is a 3 unit course and
covers only trigonometry) in place of Math 37.
To qualify for this program, students must have taken a
high school geometry course that meets the geometry
requirement in the UC ag list and submit their high
school transcripts for verification.
Math 55 → Math 36 → Math 20 → Math 1 (total of 18 units)
This is a challenging semester where students will take
Math 36 during the first six weeks of the semester and
Math 20 during the last 10 weeks of the semester. Each
math class meets four days per week and moves at the
approximate pace of a summer course.
To be successful, students will also need to
devote time to the courses outside of the classroom on a
daily basis. The other course(s) taken in combination
with the math courses would be in the traditional 17.5
week format. Learning assistants will work with students
in each of the math courses and tutoring will be
available.
To Apply to the Program, please go to the link:
https://goo.gl/forms/frofPOJsC05mHETz2
If you want additional information, please contact Donna
Gibson at
dgibson@chabotcollege.edu
High School

Completion with C or
Higher to Meet Geometry
Requirement for the
Alternate Path Program
(All possible Transcript
Abbreviations shown)

Arroyo High School

Geometry, Geometry TC

Castro Valley High
School

Geometry, Integrated
Math 2, EL Integ Math 2,
Integ Math 2

Hayward High School

Geometry P

James Logan High School

Geometry, GEOM, GEOM 9,
GEOMETRY, GEOMETRY CPM,
Geometry IC, GEOMETRY
INT

Mt.
Eden High School

Geometry P, Geometry 9
P, GEOMETRY P

San
Leandro High School

Geometry, Geometry CP,
Geometry 9, Geometry A,
Geometry B

San
Lorenzo High School

Geometry

For other high schools, please go to
https://hsarticulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist#/list/search/institution
to check for specific approved c