The University of Arizona

Math Course Placement

The Math Placement Assessment (Test) is generally available April-August and October-January.

Incoming students, see your Next Steps Center for instructions. Current students, click here for instructions. 

 


Course Eligibility Requirements

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. Students can meet the eligibility requirements for UA Math courses through Math Department approved prerequisite course work, completed generally within the last 18 months, or through the UA ALEKS PPL Math Placement Test. The Placement Test is for entry into courses at or below the level of Calculus I.  Incoming freshman students can qualify through recent SAT I MSS (Math) or ACT Math scores.  

ALEKS PPL scores in the table below are percentages.  SAT I MSS,  ACT MATH, and ALEKS PPL test scores are good for one year. SAT/ACT placement is for first semester freshmen only and scores must be recent.  These scores can change at the discretion of the Math Department and are updated each January.

See the list of courses and registration requirements below.  PPL1 and PPLN are proctored ALEKS PPL Math Placement Assessment scores.  

                         

Course Course info

Registration Requirement 

Test scores listed below expire after 1 year.  

 

Minimum
Math 100 final exam MCLG
(1 year)

Minimum
ALEKS PPL1/PPLN
(1 year)

Minimum
SAT I MSS / ACT MATH (Freshmen only, 1 year)

Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or
Transfer Credit
(taken within last 18 months, non-incoming freshman)
MATH 100 Math Lab

0-54

(0-39 for Math 105 /106 /107 majors ONLY)

0-39

(0-29 for Math 105 /106 /107 majors ONLY)

0-540 / 0-22

(0-520/0-20 for Math 105 /106 /107 majors ONLY)

n/a

MATH 105

Math in Modern Society

40

30 530/21 Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)
MATH 106 Patterns, Functions & Modeling

40

30 530/21 Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)

MATH 107

Exploring and Understanding Data

40

30 530/21 Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)

MATH 108

Modeling with Algebra and Trig

55

 40  

550/23  

 n/a
MATH 112 College Algebra

55

40

550/23  

n/a
MCB 181R Biology

55

40

550/23 

n/a
MATH 111 Trigonometry n/a 50 590/24 College Algebra (Math 112)
CHEM 141/151
PHYS 102
Chemistry
Physics
n/a 50 590/24

College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher

ISTA 116
SBS 200

AREC 239

Statistics Courses

(non-MATH)

n/a 60

640/26 

Exploring and Understanding Data (Math 107), College Algebra (UA Math 112), Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher

MATH 163
MATH 263

Basic Stats
Intro to Stats/Biostats
n/a 60

640/26 

College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher

MATH 302A Math for Elementary Ed I n/a 60

n/a

Patterns, Functions & Modeling (UA Math 106) or Math 105

MATH 113

Elements of Calc n/a 60

640/26 

College Algebra (UA Math 112) with a grade of C or higher.

MATH 116

Calc Concepts for Business n/a 60

640/26 

College Algebra (UA Math 112) with a grade of C or higher

AND MIS 111 or ABE 120.  

MATH 120R Calc Preparation

n/a 

60

640/26 

College Algebra (Math 112)
MATH 119A Mathematics of Biological Systems:a Calculus Based Approach  n/a   60 640/26   College Algebra (Math 112)
CSC 110 Computer Programming I

n/a

60

640/26

College Algebra (Math 112, C or higher), Precalculus (Math 120R), or higher. 
MATH 122A Functions for Calc n/a 75 660/28 A grade of C or higher in Precalculus (UA Math 120R)
MATH 122B First Semester Calc n/a n/a n/a A grade of C or higher in MATH 122A
CHEM 161/163 Honors Chem/lab n/a 90 700/31 n/a
MATH 125 Accelerated Calc n/a 90 700/31 AP AB score of 3 or higher
Math 129 Calc II n/a n/a n/a AP AB score of 3 or higher, AP BC score of 3,
C or higher in Math 122B/125 or equivalent . No date restriction. 
*Math 223
*Math 254
Vector Calc
Dif Eqn
n/a n/a n/a AP BC score of 4 or 5,
*C or higher in Math 129 or equivalent.  No date restriction.
Math 313
Linear Algebra n/a n/a n/a AP BC score of 4 or 5,
Math 129 or equivalent.  No date restriction.