Course Equivalency

Fall 2019 Course Equivalency Instructions

For Non-U.C. Berkeley Lower-Division Mathematics Courses


Students who have taken lower-division Math courses at California community colleges should use to determine the equivalency of their courses to UC Berkeley's lower-division Math courses. These instructions are for students who have taken lower-division Math courses at other 4-year colleges or at Community colleges outside of California and who 1) are intending to major in Math/Applied Math or 2) who have been asked by their intended major departments to see the Math Department for a course equivalency determination. (Note that the Admissions office determines unit transferability for non-Berkeley courses.)

Please note that course equivalency is determined only while classes are in Session and regular office hours held—not during exams or winter break. Fall 2019 course equivalency office hours will end on Friday, December 13, 2019 and resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. 

When preparing to submit your materials you will need to include:

  1. A detailed syllabus/course outline showing which sections of the book were covered.

  2. Information about the textbook including the table of contents for the book

  3. A course equivalency form (even if your major or college has another paper form, please also complete this online form)

Materials must be submitted using this form. If you want to meet with the Equivalency Advisor in person, his office hours can be found below.

Course Outlines for Berkeley’s Math 1A, 1B, 10A, 10B, 16A, 16B, 53, 54, and 55 are posted on our website.

You can review and compare topics and hours of lecture per topic with the course you have completed in preparation for meeting the equivalency advisor during the office hours listed below.


Professor Lin


1083 Evans Hall

Office Hours:

Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm


courseequiv [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu