The University of Arizona

Math 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.

Students can meet the eligibility requirements through Math Department approved prerequisite course work, completed generally within the last 18 months, or through the Math Placement Test. The 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.  

There are special placement pages for incoming freshman main campus, incoming freshman online campus, incoming transfer/readmit/non-degree seeking main campus incoming transfer online campus. 

For students looking for information about how to satisfy their G-Strand (Math 105) requirement, please visit our G-Strand (Math 105) Information Page.

Placement Rules

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. SAT I MSS and ACT MATH scores are used for placement for incoming freshman students only.  For Math courses, test scores, including SAT I and ACT, are good for one year.  

See the list of courses and registration requirements below.  If you do not complete the appropriate UA math course prerequisite within a year of taking the test, you will need to retest and try to meet the placement requirement for a particular math course. See the list of prerequisite courses in the table below.

Milestone Levels are only for students who have placed via transfer credit approved by the Math Department. Students can check their Milestone Level in the UAccess Student under Academic History Report (Unofficial transcript). If your milestone level is not listed below, please check the Transfer Credit information.

PPL1 and PPLN, ALEKS PPL test are proctored.  

If you tested prior to Feb 10, 2018, review information here.

Course Course info Registration Requirement  

Minimum Milestone Level

(given to students with

appropriate transfer credit)

Min Math 100 final exam MCLG

Minimum ALEKS PPL

Min SAT I MSS/ACT MATH

Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or
Transfer Credit
(taken within last 18 months, non-incoming freshman)
Math 100 Math Lab None, placement test only 0-54% 0-39% 0-550/0-20

n/a

Math 106

 

None

40% 30% 530/21 Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)

MATH 105


MATH 107

Math in Modern Society

Exploring and Understanding Data

None, placement test only 40% 30% 530/21 Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)

MATH 112

College Algebra
None, placement test only 55% 40%

560/22 n/a
MCB 181R Biology None 55% 40% 560/22 n/a
MATH 111 Trigonometry Level 3- Trig 88% 50% 590/24 College Algebra (Math 112)
CHEM 151
PHYS 102
Chemistry
Physics
Level 4 88% 50% 590/24

College Algebra (UA Math 112),

Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher

ISTA 116
SBS 200
Some Statistics Courses Level 4 - Pre-calc, Stats, Elements of Calc 88% 60% 620/26

College Algebra (UA Math 112),

Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher


MATH 163
MATH 263
Basic Stats
Intro to Stats/Biostats
Level 4- Pre-calc, Stats, Elements of Calc 88% 60% 620/26

College Algebra (UA Math 112)

Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher


MATH 302a
Math or Elementary Ed I Level P or Level 4 88% 60% 620/26 College Algebra (UA Math 112) or Math in Modern Society (UA Math 105) or Math 106

MATH 113

Elements of Calc Level 4- Precalc, Stats, 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 Level 4A or Level 4- Precalc, Stats, Elements of Calc 88% 60% 620/26

College Algebra (UA Math 109C or 112) with a grade of C or higher

AND MIS 111 or ABE 120.  

MATH 120R Calc Preparation Level 4- Precalc, Stats, Elements of Calc

n/a 

60% 620/26 College Algebra (Math 112)

MATH 122A

Functions for Calc Level 5- Calculus n/a 75% 660/28

A grade of C or higher in Precalculus (UA Math 120r) for Math 122A.

 

CSC   110

Level 5- Calculus n/a   75% 620/26

A grade of C or higher in Math 112 or ....

MATH 122B First Semester Calc Level 5C - Math 122A with C or higher n/a n/a n/a A grade of C or higher in MATH 122A
CHEM 161 Honors Chem n/a n/a 85% 700/29 n/a
MATH 125 Accelerated Calc Level 5.1-Accelerated Calculus n/a 85% 700/29 AP AB score of 3 or higher
Math 129 Calc II Level 6- 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
Level 7 - Calc II prerequisite n/a n/a n/a AP BC score of 4 or 5, Math 129, or equivalent
with grade of C or higher

 

Placement Rules for "Old" ALEKS Test

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 Registration Requirement  

Minimum Milestone Level

(given to students with

appropriate transfer credit)

Min ALEKS
Prep for Col Alg,

CALG, PCLG, MCLG

Min ALEKS
Prep for Calculus

PCAL, PPCL

Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or
Transfer Credit
(taken within last 18 months, non-incoming freshman)
Math 100 Prep for University Math II None, placement test only 30-70% 20-50% n/a
MCB 181R
PHYS 102
Biology, Physics

None

55% 45% n/a
MATH 105
MATH 107
Math in Modern Society
Exploring and Understanding Data
None, placement test only 40% 30% Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)
MATH 109C
MATH 112
College Algebra with Data Analysis
College Algebra
None, placement test only 55% 40%

n/a
MATH 111 Trigonometry Level 3- Trig 65% 50% College Algebra (Math 112)
CHEM 151
ISTA 116
SBS 200
Chemistry
Some Statistics Courses
Level 4 - Pre-calc, Stats, Elements of Calc 88% 65%

College Algebra (UA Math 109C, or 112),

Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher


MATH 163
MATH 263
Basic Stats
Intro to Stats/Biostats
Level 4- Pre-calc, Stats, Elements of Calc 88% 65% College Algebra (UA Math 109C or 112)

MATH 302a
Math or Elementary Ed I Level P or Level 4 88% 65% College Algebra (UA Math 109C or 112) or Math in Modern Society (UA Math 105)

MATH 113

Elements of Calc Level 4- Precalc, Stats, Elements of Calc 88% 65%

College Algebra (UA Math 109C or 112) with a grade of C or higher.

MATH 116

Calc Concepts for Business Level 4A or Level 4- Precalc, Stats, Elements of Calc 88% 65%

College Algebra (UA Math 109C or 112) with a grade of C or higher

AND MIS 111 or ABE 120.  

MATH 120R Calc Preparation Level 4- Precalc, Stats, Elements of Calc

n/a 

65% College Algebra (Math 112)

MATH 122A

Functions for Calc Level 5- Calculus n/a 70%

A grade of C or higher in Precalculus (UA Math 120r) for Math 122A.

 

CSC   110

CSC   110

Level 5- Calculus n/a 70%

A grade of C or higher in Precalculus (UA Math 120r)
or College Algebra & Trigonometry (UA Math 112 and 111) for Math 122A.

MATH 122B First Semester Calc Level 5C - Math 122A with C or higher n/a n/a A grade of C or higher in MATH 122A
CHEM 105A None, placement test only n/a 88% n/a
MATH 125 Accelerated Calc Level 5.1-Accelerated Calculus n/a 85% n/a
Math 129 Calc II Level 6- Calc II 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
Level 7 - Calc II prerequisite n/a n/a AP BC score of 4 or 5, Math 129, or equivalent
with grade of C or higher

 

*Students in the appropriate majors who have recently completed Math 105 can register for MATH 302A.

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