Math Course Placement
The ALEKS PPL Math Placement Assessment (test) is not available at this time. Please check back in late April or early May for updates.
The Math Placement Assessment (Test) is generally available MarchAugust and OctoberJanuary.
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. Test scores are good for one year. SAT/ACT placement is for first semester freshmen only and scores must be recent. Math 100 Final MCLG is for UA Math 100 students only. These scores can change at the discretion of the Math Department and are updated each February.
See the list of courses and registration requirements below. PPL1 and PPLN are proctored ALEKS PPL Math Placement Assessment scores.
FALL 2020 PLACEMENT CHART:
Course 
Course info 
Registration Requirement Test scores listed below expire after 1 year. 


Minimum 
Minimum 
Minimum 
Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or (taken within last 18 months, nonincoming freshman) 

MATH 100  Math Lab 
039 (029 for Math 105 /106 /107 majors ONLY) 
0550/023 (0520 / 020 for Math 105 /106/107 majors ONLY) 
054 (039 for Math 105 /106 /107 majors ONLY) 
n/a 
MATH 105 
Math in Modern Society 
30 
530/21  40  Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122) 
MATH 106  Patterns, Functions & Modeling 
30 
530/21  40  Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122) 
MATH 107 
Exploring and Understanding Data 
30 
530/21  40  Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122) 
MATH 108 
Modeling with Algebra and Trig 
40 
560/24  55  n/a 
MATH 112  College Algebra 
40 
560/24 
55 
n/a 
MCB 181R  Biology 
40 
560/24 
55 
n/a 
**CHEM 141/151 **PHYS 102/181 
Chemistry Physics 
60  610/26  n/a 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher 
MATH 113

Elements of Calc

60  640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) with a grade of C or higher or UA Math 108 with a grade of C or higher 
MATH 116 
Calc Concepts for Business 
60  640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) with a grade of C or higher AND MIS 111 or ABE 120 
MATH 119A 
Mathematics of Biological Systems:a Calculus Based Approach 
60  640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (Math 112) 
MATH 120R 
Calc Preparation 
60  640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (Math 112) 
MATH 163 
Basic Stats 
60  640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher 
MATH 302A  Math for Elementary Ed I 
60 
640/26 
n/a 
Patterns, Functions & Modeling (UA Math 106) or Math 105 
ISTA116 
Statistics Courses (nonMATH) 
60  640/26  n/a  College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher 
CSC 110  Computer Programming I 
60 
640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) with a grade of C or higher, or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher 
MATH 122A  Functions for Calc  75  660/28  n/a  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 
MATH 125 
Accelerated Calc 
92  730/32  n/a 
AP AB score of 3 or higher 
**CHEM 161/163  Honors Chem/lab  92  730/32  n/a  n/a 
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. 
**CHEM and PHYS courses  See below for SUMMER 2020 PLACEMENT LEVELS
CHEM 141/151 and PHYS 101/181  Minimum PPL1/PPLN 50, SAT I MSS 590, ACT MATH 24
CHEM 161/163  Minimum PPL1/PPLN 90, SAT I MSS 700, ACT MATH 31