7.2. Fall Schedule For Success, Math 100 and SAS 100AX
Math Placement, Transfer Credit/Credit by Exam, PPL (Math Placement Test) → First and Second Year Math Courses → Fall Schedule For Success, Math 100 and SAS 100AX
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for a university-level math class and place into their major’s required math courses. Successful completion of Math 100 provides students with the skills and placement level needed for their next math course. Approximately 70-80% of Math 100 students place into a university-level math course at the end of the course.
For part of the course, students work in an online, individualized program called ALEKS. Using this program, students create their own paths through the course content and tackle problems when they are truly ready to master them.
Math 100 and SAS 100AX were designed to help students prepare for their next UA Math course (Math 106, 107, 108, or 112) and fill in any gaps from high school.
Students who did not progress to high school precalculus generally place into Math 100. Students who took high school statistics senior year, or did not take math their senior year or last semester, generally place into Math 100.
If you have taken a high school precalculus course, you may be able to place higher through the PPL Assessment.
If you have taken a high school Precalculus course and have a Math 100 placement, then the PPL Assessment is recommended. If your highest Algebra-based math course is Algebra II, then your placement into Math 100 is correct. Statistics courses are not Algebra-based, so if your last class was high school Statistics and you did not take Precalculus, Math 100 is the correct placement.
Any student can take the PPL Assessment to try to qualify for a higher level math course. Scores are processed overnight and will appear in your Next Steps Center. Please note that if you have not taken a high school Precalculus course, then Math 100 is the correct placement.
If you take the PPL Assessment and place out of Math 100 and SAS 100AX, you will need to contact the Math Placement Office to drop these courses. Please include your UA Student ID or NetID in the body of your email.
Check for your SAT and ACT scores in your Next Steps Center. The date range for these scores is 08/01/2019 to present. If you have a test score in this date range that is not showing in your Next Steps Center, please email an unofficial copy of your scores to the Math Placement Office. Make sure to include your UA Student ID or NetID in the body of your email and include your orientation date.
You need at least a score of SAT I MSS 530 or ACT MATH 21 for placement into Math 106/107 (only required for restricted majors, not prerequisites to most other math courses).
You need at least a score of SAT I MSS 560 or ACT MATH 24 for placement into Math 108/112.
You may qualify for a different math course, depending on the credit you have. Please contact the Math Placement Office about your credit. If it is not already in the UA system (how to check UAccess), then you will need to provide an unofficial college level transcript or test credit report.
Please contact the Math Placement Office to drop these courses. Please include your UA Student ID or NetID in the body of your email.