The University of Arizona

Exam and Transfer Credits

Transfer Math Credit does not guarantee placement into a particular UA Math course. Freshman or students who attend freshman orientation have a placement though SAT I MSS, ACT Math, the ALEKS PPL scores, even students with college math credits. Transfer students with at least 24 transferable UA credits, or current UA students,  need to have completed the prerequisite within the last 18 months. See prerequisites and course eligibility requirements through the UA Catalog or on the Math Department Website.

Students need to have official transcripts or scores sent to the UA Office of the Registrar.

Transfer Math Credit

Transfer students with math credits may need to contact the Math Department to update their placement into the UA system. First read the information below.

  • Credit by Examination: Students can receive credit from Advanced Placement (AP) exams, CLEP exams, or IB exam scores. To view how UA awards credit for these exams, see the links below. It is the student's responsibility to make sure he/she is enrolled in the correct UA Math course after college credits are processed into the UA system. Students can contact the Math Placement Office for additional information.
  • Transfer Credit:
    • In Arizona: Many of these courses automatically transfer to UA, and are listed in the Arizona Transfer Course Equivalency Guide. If a course is listed in this guide as transferring to UA as a particular course, then no evaluation is required. If it is not, complete the online evaluation form.
    • Outside Arizona: Complete the online evaluation form to have a course evaluated. Students should try to do this before taking the course, if possible. 
    • Outside the U.S. :  If information about the institution and courses are available in English, complete the online evaluation form to have a course evaluated. Students will need to provide links to course descriptions in English or can also attach documents in English through the online form.  If course descriptions are not available in English, you will need to provide official catalog translations.  Contact the Math Placement office if you need more information.
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