Math Placement General Information
Need Help with a Math Placement/Registration issue?
Our online form at Contact the Math Placement Office is the best form of contact for quickest assistance. Please read through this information below before submitting the form.
- If you need to provide an unofficial transcript or test scores for registration purposes, please submit these electronically though our Contact the Math Placement Office form.
- If a class is full or not open through Uaccess Student, we will not be able to add you. Please continue to check Uaccess for an available seat.
College Math Credit - If you have college math credit that needs to be evaluated (shows as Math 1tr or Math 3tr), submit an evaluation.
For General information, see our FAQs
Each major at the UA has a specific math requirement. In order to register for a math course, you must satisfy the course's prerequisite and eligibility criteria. This can be done through UA Math prerequisites, UA ALEKS PPL test scores, SAT I MSS or ACT MATH scores (first year students only), or approved Math transfer credit. PPL, SAT I, and ACT scores expire after one year.
PPL Assessment (Math Placement Test)
The purpose of our placement process is to determine, based on your mathematical background and current mathematical ability, which MATH courses are appropriate for you. Past experience shows that the Math Placement Test may be the clearest indicator. For this reason, we encourage all students to take the PPL Assessment; however, if you are an incoming transfer student you may be able to use a transfer Math course for placement. Placement into a particular UA MATH course does not guarantee any particular grade in the course. For more information, see the PPL FAQ's. Incoming students should refer to the information in their Next Steps Center.
SAT I MSS (MATH) or ACT MATH Placement
Incoming first year students can qualify for a Math course through sufficient SAT I MSS or ACT MATH scores. Scores must be recent.
Student who have college math credit through a transfer institution, AP, IB, or CLEP exam credits, should review the MATH Credit by Exam & Transfer Credits information. Some courses require an evaluation. Transfer Credits are generally valid for prerequisite placement only if taken within the past 18 months. Incoming students should refer to the information in the Math Placement portion of the Next Steps Center.
Need more information or to contact us? Visit the Math Placement Support Portal.