The University of Arizona

Math Course Placement

The Math Placement Assessment (Test) is CLOSED AT THIS TIME.

Testing is generally available March-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.  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
ALEKS PPL1/PPLN (1 year)

Minimum
SAT I MSS /ACT Math (Freshmen only, 1 yr)

Minimum
Math 100 final exam MCLG
(1 year)

Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or

Transfer Credit

(taken within last 18 months, non-incoming freshman)

MATH 100 Math Lab

0-39

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

0-550/0-23

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

0-54

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

n/a

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
MATH 263

Basic Stats
Intro to Biostats

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

n/a

n/a

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

ISTA116
SBS200  AREC239

Statistics Courses

(non-MATH)

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