The University of Arizona

Math Eligibility for Transfer Students, Re-Admits, and Non-Degree Seeking Students

THE ALEKS PPL Math Placement Assessment (test) is not available at this time.  Please check back in late April or early May for updates. 

Math Placement for Incoming Students 

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The information below is for incoming students classified as Transfer students, readmits, non-degree seeking, UA South , or Distance Campus. Students attending Freshman Orientation should refer to the freshman math placement website. 

Everything you need to know about the UA ALEKS PPL Math Placement Assessment, Transfer Math Credit, and Math Placement is on this page. 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. This includes most MATH courses as well as MCB 181R, CHEM 141/151/161, ENGR 102A/B, PHYS 102, SBS 200, ISTA 116, and other courses. Those requirements could include taking a placement exam, even if you have completed some college level math courses at your previous school.

If you want to take one of these courses, you need one or more of the following: an appropriate UA ALEKS PPL Placement Assessement percentage or appropriate and recent math transfer credit.

UA Incoming students need to find out:

Do I need to take the UA ALEKS PPL Assessment? 

About the UA ALEKS PPL Math Placement Assessment

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