Math Course Placement
Math Placement Testing is NOW AVAILABLE.
Incoming students, see your Next Steps Center for instructions. Current students, click here for instructions.
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.
There are special placement pages for incoming freshman main campus, incoming freshman online campus, incoming transfer/readmit/nondegree seeking main campus, incoming transfer online campus.
Course Eligibility Requirements
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 sufficient SAT I MSS (Math) or ACT Math scores.
ALEKS PPL scores in the table below are percentages. These scores can change at the discretion of the Math Department and are updated each January. For Math courses, SAT I MSS, ACT MATH, and ALEKS PPL test scores are good for one year.
See the list of courses and registration requirements below. PPL1 and PPLN are ALEKS PPL proctored test scores.
If you tested prior to Feb 10, 2018, review information here to see if your PCAL, PPCL, CALG, PCLG score is high enough. Printable Table
Course  Course info  Registration Requirement  

Minimum 
Minimum 
Minimum 
Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or Transfer Credit (taken within last 18 months, nonincoming freshman) 

MATH 100  Math Lab  054%  039%  0550/020 
n/a 
MATH 105 
Math in Modern Society 
40%  30%  530/21  Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122) 
MATH 106  Patterns, Functions & Modeling  40%  30%  530/21  Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122) 
MATH 107 
Exploring and Understanding Data 
40%  30%  530/21  Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122) 
MATH 112  College Algebra  55%  40% 
560/22  n/a 
MCB 181R  Biology  55%  40%  560/22  n/a 
MATH 111  Trigonometry  88%  50%  590/24  College Algebra (Math 112) 
CHEM 141/151 PHYS 102 
Chemistry Physics 
88%  50%  590/24 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher 
ISTA 116 SBS 200 
Statistics Courses  88%  60%  620/26 
Exploring and Understanding Data (Math 107), College Algebra (UA Math 112), Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher 
MATH 163 
Basic Stats Intro to Stats/Biostats 
88%  60%  620/26 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher 
MATH 302A  Math for Elementary Ed I  88%  60%  620/26  Patterns, Functions & Modeling (UA Math 106) or Math 105 
MATH 113 
Elements of Calc  88%  60%  620/26 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) with a grade of C or higher. 
MATH 116 
Calc Concepts for Business  88%  60%  620/26 
College Algebra (UA Math 112) with a grade of C or higher AND MIS 111 or ABE 120. 
MATH 120R  Calc Preparation 
n/a 
60%  620/26  College Algebra (Math 112) 
CSC 110  Computer Programming I 
n/a 
60%  620/26  College Algebra (Math 112, C or higher), Precalculus (Math 120R), or higher. 
MATH 122A 
Functions for Calc  n/a  75%  660/28 
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 
CHEM 161/163  Honors Chem/lab  n/a  85%  700/29  n/a 
MATH 125  Accelerated Calc  n/a  85%  700/29  AP AB score of 3 or higher 
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 
Math 313
*Math 223
*Math 254

Linear Alg 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 
Placement Rules for "Old" ALEKS Test, PCAL, PPCL, CALG, PCLG
Placement via Prep for Calculus or Prep for College Algebra ALEKS tests are given below. These scores are not valid after 1 year and will be discontinued for registration purposes for Spring 2019 registration.
Course  Course info  Old Test Scores, Prior to Feb 10, 2018  

Min ALEKS CALG, PCLG, MCLG 
Min ALEKS PCAL, PPCL 

Math 100  Prep for University Math II  3070%  2050% 
MCB 181R PHYS 102 
Biology, Physics  55%  45% 
MATH 105 MATH 107 
Math in Modern Society Exploring and Understanding Data 
40%  30% 
MATH 112  College Algebra with Data Analysis College Algebra 
55%  40% 
MATH 111  Trigonometry  65%  50% 
CHEM 141/151 ISTA 116 SBS 200 
Chemistry Some Statistics Courses 
88%  65% 
MATH 163 MATH 263 
Basic Stats Intro to Stats/Biostats 
88%  65% 
MATH 302A 
Math for Elementary Ed I  88%  65% 
MATH 113 
Elements of Calc  88%  65% 
MATH 116 
Calc Concepts for Business  88%  65% 
MATH 120R  Calc Preparation 
n/a 
65% 
MATH 122A 
Functions for Calc  n/a  70% 
CSC 110 
Computer Programming I  n/a  70% 
CHEM 105A  None, placement test only  88%  n/a 
MATH 125  Accelerated Calc  n/a  85% 