Homeschool students who have advanced to the equivalent of the Junior or Senior level in their curriculum can participate in the Competency-Based Mathematics Program if their homeschool teacher determines that they are ready for college-level mathematics. Students will need to have completed the prerequisite mathematics courses to be prepared for college-level algebra. Typically, the preceding courses at the high school level are Algebra II and Geometry. For the optimum chance at success, we recommend students have completed both Geometry and Algebra II or their equivalents with grades of B or better in each before enrolling in CBM coursework.
At Truman, students take either Precalculus (a course that encompasses the content of College Algebra and Plane Trigonometry in a 3 credit course) or they may take separately College Algebra (3 credits) and Plane Trigonometry (2 credits) at a slower pace and for more credit. In the typical high school curriculum Algebra II and Geometry precede these courses. Students who elect to take the two semester sequence of College Algebra and Plane Trigonometry must take College Algebra first.