If you are new to the college, take the assessment test and follow the recommendation based on your performance on the test. Even if you have satisfied the prerequisites for the course you want to take, you might consider dropping back a level if you completed these prerequisites in high school, or if they were taken more than three years ago. If you are still uncertain about which math class you belong in, check with any math professor for advice. He or she will be glad to help you. Remember: you are only cheating yourself if you register for a math class for which you are unqualified.