The University of Arizona

Math Eligibility for Arizona Online Students

Important Information and Quick Links - FOR ARIZONA ONLINE 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:

About the PPL Assessment

The Math Department uses the ALEKS PPL Placement Assessment (PPL Assessment), which is proctored through an online proctoring service called Examity.  Students need high speed internet, a webcam, and a microphone. Access to the Math Placement Assessment is through your Next Steps Center.  Use Chrome or Firefox browsers, disable pop-up blockers, click on all the links and read the information before proceeding to Examity to access the test or set a testing appointment.  

Course Registration Requirements

Course Registration Requirement  

Test Score
MCLG (Math 100 final)

Test Score

ALEKS PPL

Other Information

Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or
Transfer Credit 

(must be recent for courses at or below the level of Math 125)

Math 100

no score or 1-54%

 

no score or 1-39%

 

Many students take a review course like Math 100 before taking Math 112.   
*If your major allows Math 107, please check the PPL score required.  

n/a
*Math 107 40-100%

30-100%

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
55-100%

40-100%

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
55-100%

40-100%

Student can qualify with a Math 112 course. Students who take Math 100 must place into MCB 181L/R to be eligible.

PHYS 102, CHEM 151
n/a

60-100%

Student can qualify with a Math 112 course. Math 112
MATH 116 n/a 60-100%

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   (taken within last 18 months) 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 60-100% 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 (taken within last 18 months).
MATH 122A  n/a 75-100% 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  or 121B with a grade of C or higher.  
SBS 200 n/a 60-100% 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.
MATH 125 n/a 92-100%

Entry is through the PPL Assessment or Math 121B with a grade of C or higher. Note that Math 121B is no longer offered.  Most students will take Math 122A or 122B instead of Math 125.  

Students who completed Math 121A and 121B with a grade of C or higher through  Spring 2020 are eligible to enroll in Math 125 or 122A/B.  
MATH 129 n/a n/a   Math 125 or 122B with a grade of C or higher.  
MATH 243 n/a n/a   Math 129 recommended, but students are eligible after Math 125 or 122B.

Math 223 

Math 254

n/a n/a   Math 129 with a grade of C or higher.  
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.

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