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/nondegree seeking main campus, incoming transfer online campus.
For students looking for information about how to satisfy their GStrand (Math 105) requirement, please visit our GStrand (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, nonincoming freshman) 

Math 100  Math Lab  None, placement test only  054%  039%  0550/020 
n/a 
Math 106 
None 
40%  30%  530/21  Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)  
MATH 105

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  Precalc, 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 Precalc, 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 5.1Accelerated 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 CALG, PCLG, MCLG 
Min ALEKS PCAL, PPCL 
Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or Transfer Credit (taken within last 18 months, nonincoming freshman) 

Math 100  Prep for University Math II  None, placement test only  3070%  2050%  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  Precalc, 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 Precalc, 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) 

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 5.1Accelerated 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.