The University of Arizona

Math Placement

Students looking for their Math Placement exam scores should visit the Math Placement Scores section of our FAQ page.

Course Placement

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.

UA Math Placement Exam (ALEKS)

The purpose of our placement process is to determine, based on your mathematical background and current mathematical ability, which MATH courses are appropriate for you. Past experience shows that the Math Placement Test may be the clearest indicator. For this reason, we encourage all students to take the ALEKS UA Online Placement Test; however, if you are an incoming transfer student you may be able to use a transfer Math course for placement. Placement into a particular UA MATH course does not guarantee any particular grade in the course. For more information, see Math Placement Exams.

Transfer Credits

Transfer students with college level Math Transfer credits or AP, IB, or CLEP exam credits, should review the College Math Transfer and Testing Credit information.


For any other questions or concerns please contact the Placement Office.

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