Alright, this is a bizarre question to ask up here on GW (especially since I haven't been here in forever) but there's quite a few bright people here, and I'm getting mixed signals about this.

I'm heading off to college at Virginia Tech in less than two weeks, and I've trying to work out one more thing with my schedule. As far as math goes, right now I have Linear Algebra on my schedule. When I got some help from counselors/whatever about fixing classes I already had credit for, I was told that I could go ahead and take Multivariable Calculus because I have already got the Prereq's for it (I've taken Calculus I and Calculus II in dual enrollment).

However, I was looking at the Computer Engineering curriculum and it lists that Differential Equations is the next math class to take, then Multivariable Calculus comes the semester after it. When I brought this up to the Engineering counselor, she said that it doesn't matter what order I take them in and that I could even take them at the same time...

It's just that I have the Prereq's for Multivariable, while I think Linear Algebra is a Prereq for Differential Equations so I have to finish that class first. Plus, my Calculus II teacher this past year went and took Differential Equations at a college over the past summer so he could prepare us for it, since he said it's the next math class.

So here I am being told that Diff Eqs. is next, while an Engineering advisor at my college is telling me that it doesn't matter.

Does anyone here know exactly if there is a real order to these classes, or whether I should wait or what?

Here is my current schedule, with 13 credit hours right now anyway:

`Monday`

8:00 - 8:50 AM == Engineering Problem Solving with C++

9:05 - 9:55 AM == Electric Circuit Analysis

3:35 - 4:25 PM == Linear Algebra

Tuesday

9:30 - 10:45 AM == Honors Freshman English

5:00 - 6:15 PM == Electric Circuit Analysis LAB

Wednesday

8:00 - 8:50 AM == Engineering Problem Solving with C++

9:05 - 9:55 AM == Electric Circuit Analysis

Thursday

9:30 - 10:45 AM == Honors Freshman English

5:00 - 6:50 PM == Engineering Problem Solving with C++

7:00 - 9:50 PM == "Free Time" (Supposedly certain planned tests will be taken here??)

Friday

9:05 - 9:55 AM == Electric Circuit Analysis

PLUS some online Digital Systems Transition class or something.

Any advice?