Math Course Placement
Admitted incoming students, please first go to the Math Placement section of your Next Steps Center.
Math Placement/Registration Overview  PPL Assessment  Transfer Credit  For UA Advisors  FAQs  Contact the Math Placement Office
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 2 years, or through the PPL Assessment (Math Placement Test). The PPL Assessment is for entry into courses at or below the level of Calculus I. Incoming first year students can qualify through recent SAT I MSS (Math) or ACT Math scores.
You can find some additional course information in the table below, or through the following links:
 Math Placement Overview
 Some Math course websites
 About first and second year MATH courses
 University Catalog
 Schedule of Classes
Scores and Prerequisites for 20232024 Academic Year
See the list of courses and registration requirements below.PPL Assessment scores in the table below are percentages. Test scores are good for one year. SAT/ACT placement is for first year students only and scores must be recent. The 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. PPL1 and PPLN are proctored PPL Assessment scores. Note that placement into a particular UA MATH course does not guarantee any particular grade in the course. Scores used for placement into a Math course expire after 1 year.
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) 
Other Information 

MATH 100  Math Lab 
039 (029 for Math 106 /107 majors ONLY) 
n/a 
n/a

n/a 
Many students take a review course like Math 100 before taking Math 106, 107, 108, or 112. Transfer, Arizona Online, and continuing students can qualify without any test scores. Students who have a MPLF 100 score are placed into Math 100. 
MATH 106  Patterns, Functions & Modeling  15

500/18 
40 (25 starting Fall 2023) 
Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)  Many students take a review course like Math 100 before taking Math 106. Consult your advisor before enrolling as this course is generally for students in the College of Education. Not a prerequisite to Math 112. Test scores expire after 2 years. 
MATH 107 
Exploring and Understanding Data 
15

500/18 
25 
Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)  Many students take a review course like Math 100 before taking Math 107. Consult your advisor before enrolling. Not a prerequisite to Math 112. Test scores expire after 2 years. 
MATH 108 
Modeling with Algebra and Trig 
40 
560/24  55  n/a  Many students take a review course like Math 100 before taking Math 108. Consult your advisor before enrolling as this course is generally for students in Architecture or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. 
MATH 112  College Algebra 
40 
560/24 
55 
n/a  Many students take a review course like Math 100 before taking Math 112. 
MCB 181R  Biology 
40 
560/24 
55 
n/a  Most students take this after completing CHEM. 
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 
Many students take Math 100, Math 112, then CHEM/PHYS 
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 
Most students first take Math 112. However, if MATH 113 is required and you place into it, you can skip Math 112. 
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 
Most students first take Math 112. However, if MATH 116 is required and you place into it, you can skip Math 112. MIS 111or ABE 120 is still required. 
MATH 119A 
Mathematics of Biological Systems:a Calculus Based Approach 
60  640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (Math 112) 
Most students first take Math 112. However, if MATH 119A is required and you place into it, you can skip Math 112. Consult your advisor before taking this course as it only applies to Biology, EEB, MCB, Physiology, and a few other majors. 
MATH 120R 
Calc Preparation 
60  640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (Math 112) 
Most students first take Math 112. Math 120R should be taken by student who need Math 122A/B and don't place into it through PPL or other scores. 
MATH 163 
Basic Stats 
60  640/26 
n/a 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher 
MATH 163 or 263 should be completed after a student has completed their foundation math requirement (Math 112, 113, 122B, etc. depending on Major) . 
MATH 302A  Math for Elementary Ed I 
60 
n/a 
n/a 
Patterns, Functions & Modeling (UA Math 106) or Math 107  This course is reserved for certain majors in the College of Education. 
ISTA 116 
Statistics Courses (nonMATH) 
60  640/26  n/a  College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher  Consult your advisor before enrolling in one of these courses. 
CSC 110, 144  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)  Most students first take Math 120R. Students need a C or higher in Math 122A to proceed to Math 122B. 
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 or MPLF 815 
n/a 
AP AB score of 3 or higher 
Most students take Math 122A/B instead of Math 125. Math 125 is accelerated and designed for first year students who have high scores who just completed AP calculus. 
CHEM 161/163  Honors Chem/lab  92  730/32  n/a  n/a  
MATH 129
MATH 243

Calc II  n/a  MPLF 810815  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. 
MPLF 810815 corresponds to Math 122B or 125 credit. 
MATH 223
MATH 254

Vector Calc Dif Eqn 
n/a  MPLF 820830  n/a  AP BC score of 4 or 5, C or higher in Math 129 or equivalent. No date restriction. 
MPLF 820830 correponds to Math 129 or 223 credit. 
MATH 313

Linear Algebra  n/a  MPLF 820830  n/a  AP BC score of 4 or 5, Math 129 or equivalent. No date restriction. 
MPLF 820830 correponds to Math 129 or 223 credit. 
*FY Students who have SAT MATH, ACT MATH, or college math credit receive a corresponding MPLF score that generally falls into the SAT score range.
To find out about other courses, you can view the catalog.