Math Eligibility for Arizona Online and Global Direct Students
Important Information and Quick Links  FOR ARIZONA ONLINE or GLOBAL DIRECT CAMPUS STUDENTS ONLY
Math Transfer Credit Evaluation  PPL Assessment  Course Registration Registration Requirements  PPL Scores for Courses
Please read this page before emailing or calling the Math Department. Email is the preferred form of contact so students can get information in writing.
Math Requirements: Each major at the UA has a specific math requirement set by the major. Some transfer students will complete their requirement prior to attending the UA, while others may need additional courses. Many UA courses have specific math related eligibility requirement that are enforced in the registration system. Entry into our courses is through recent Math transfer credit, UA prerequisites, or ALEKS PPL Assessment scores.
Most Arizona Online Campus students will take PHIL 110, Math 107, 112, 116, 125, or SBS 200 to satisfy the foundation math requirement for their major. Some other courses may be available. Many students start in Math 100 before taking the above classes. There is no placement test requirement for PHIL 110; however, this class only applies to certain majors. Please verify your requirement through your academic advisor.
UA incoming students need to determine:
 If your transfer math course(s) satisfy a UA Math requirement or prerequisite. Do you have a transfer Math course(s) or credit?

If you have completed a Math Department approved prerequisite at a level below Calculus I within the last 3 semesters (18 months) and want to register into the next UA Math course, contact the Math Placement Office to update your placement.

Students who want to take Math 129 or a higher level math course do not need to test, but need prerequisite credit in the UA system prior to the beginning of the semester.
 Do you have AP, CLEP, IB, or other credit by exam?

Do you need to take the PPL Assessment? Access is through the Next Steps Center.

Note that this test is for entry into courses at or below the level of Calculus I for students who do not have recent or appropriate transfer credit. If you are done with your Math requirements or plan on taking courses above the level of Calculus I (Math 129, 223, 254, etc.), then the test is not required.

You will need to test if you plan on taking a UA Math course above the level of Math 100 and have never taken a college level math course, or have not taken one in the last 3 semesters.
 Note that if you have not taken a college level math course, or have not in several years, you can enroll in Math 100 for review. The PPL Assessment is not required for entry into Math 100.

About the PPL Assessment
The Math Department uses the ALEKS PPL Placement Assessment (PPL Assessment), which is proctored through an online proctoring service called Respondus Monitor. Students need high speed internet, a webcam, and a microphone. Access to the Math Placement Assessment is through your Next Steps Center. Disable popup blockers before proceeding to Respondus Monitor.
 If you are admitted as a transfer, readmit, or NDS student, you do not need to test if you have a recent and approved UA Math 125 (Calculus), Math 120R (Calculus Preparation), or Math 112 (College Algebra) course.
 Read about the PPL Assessment here. Scores expire after one year.
 You can review for the PPL Assessment.
 Respondus Monitor Proctoring Quick Guide  You will need this guide to navigate the testing process.
 Respondus Monitor does not work with a Chromebook. If you only have access to a Chromebook, contact the Math Placement Office for assistance with accessing the PPL Assessment.
 Scores are processed into the UA system several times a day. Check Next Steps 1224 hours after testing. Note that your placement message in your Next Steps Center is based on the requirements for your current major and may not include all courses.
 What score do I need to take a particular Math course? Note that you do not have to take the highest course you place into. You can take a lower course.
 Student who need access to screen reading technology for testing should contact the Math Placement Office to access the test. This is not available through the Next Steps Center.
Course Registration Requirements
Course  Registration Requirement  

Test Score 
Test Score ALEKS PPL 
Other Information 
Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or (must be recent for courses at or below the level of Math 125) 

Math 100 
no score or 154%

no score or 139%

Many students take a review course like Math 100 before taking Math 112. 
n/a 
*Math 107  40100% 
30100% 
Many students take a review course like Math 100 before taking Math 107. Consult your advisor before enrolling. Not a prerequisite to Math 112. 
Intermediate Algebra (taken within last 18 months) 
MATH 112 
55100% 
40100% 
Entry is through placement test only  Students who take Math 100 must place into Math 112 through the final exam to be eligible. 
MCB 181L/R 
55100% 
40100% 
Student can qualify with a Math 112 course.  Students who take Math 100 must place into MCB 181L/R to be eligible. 
PHYS 102/181, CHEM 141/142, 151 
n/a 
60100% 
Student can qualify with a Math 112 course.  Math 112, 120R, 122B. 
MATH 113  n/a  60100% 
Most students first take Math 112. However, if MATH 113 is required and you place into it, you can skip Math 112. 
Math 112 with a C or higher (or Math 120R). 
MATH 116  n/a  60100% 
Most students first take Math 112. However, if MATH 116 is required and you place into it, you can skip Math 112. 
Math 112 with a C or higher (or Math 120R) AND MIS 111. If you have not yet completed MIS 111 and qualify for Math 116 otherwise, please contact the Math Placement Office to add Math 116. 
MATH 120R  n/a  60100%  Most students first take Math 112. However, if you place into MATH 120R, you can skip Math 112. Math 120R (C or higher) is a prerequisite to MATH 122A.  Math 112. 
MATH 122A  n/a  75100%  Most students first take Math 120R.  Math 120R with a grade of C or higher. 
MATH 122B  n/a  n/a  Students who complete Math 121B may need to contact the Math Department to register for Math 122B.  Math 122A with a grade of C or higher. 
SBS 200  n/a  60100%  Most students first take Math 107. However, if SBS 200 is required and you place into it, you can skip Math 107.  Math 107, 112 or higher level algebra based courses like Math 116, 122B, or 125 etc. No date restriction. 
MATH 125  n/a  92100% 
Entry is through the PPL Assessment. Most students will take Math 122A or 122B instead of Math 125. 
Entry through placement only. 
MATH 129  n/a  n/a  Math 125 or 122B with a grade of C or higher. No date restriction.  
MATH 243  n/a  n/a  Math 129 recommended, but students are eligible after Math 125 or 122B. No date restriction.  
Math 223 Math 254 
n/a  n/a  Math 129 with a grade of C or higher. No date restriction.  
MATH 263  n/a  60100%  MATH 263 should be completed after a student has completed their foundation math requirement (Math 112, 113, 122B, depending on Major) .  Math 112, 113, 120R, 122B, or 125. 
PHIL 110  n/a  n/a  Make sure this is the right course before enrolling. PHIL 110 is limited to certain majors. Consult your advisor. 
PHIL 110 is not a prerequisite to any Math course is only applies to certain majors. 
Information about other courses is available.