Math Course Placement
The Math Placement Assessment (Test) is generally available AprilAugust 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. 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 
Minimum 
Minimum 
Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or Transfer Credit (taken within last 18 months, nonincoming freshman) 

MATH 100  Math Lab 
054 (039 for Math 105 /106 /107 majors ONLY) 
039 (029 for Math 105 /106 /107 majors ONLY) 
0540 / 022 (0520/020 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 AREC 239 
Statistics Courses (nonMATH) 
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 
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. 