It depends on what college a student is planning to attend.

Regular 4-year institutions prefer to see 4 math credits (algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and one additional course beyond algebra 2).

4-year institutions with strict requirements may want to see more. Check with the college your student is planning to attend for more information.

If a student plans on attending community college, then it really doesn’t matter. There is a path for any student to attend community college regardless of what is on their transcript, how well they test, or how much math they know going into college. It is a good rule of thumb to aim for having algebra 1, geometry, and algebra 2 on a student's transcript, but you have wiggle room with community colleges.