The University of Arizona

Exam and Transfer Credits

Transfer Math Credit

Many courses or exams (credit by exam) automatically award UA credit. You can check to see how your Arizona, out-of-state, AP, IB, CLEP, or other course/credit transfers to UA for credit.  If your course or exam is not listed, submit an evaluation.  There is a form for courses already completed and a separate form to pre-approve a course before taking it

  • Online, correspondence, or distance learning course are not approved if proctored exams are not required as part of the course policy for all students. ALL exams must be proctored, not just the final, as part of the course requirements for all students taking the course. You must provide the course syllabus, grading policy, and exam policy. We do not accept courses if proctored exams do not account for more than 50% of the overall grade.

  • The Math Department does not determine the number of credits that transfer in from a particular institution. Questions regarding this should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. Quarter system units are converted to semester units by multiplying the units by 2/3.

  • Note that you are asked to provide links to ALL Math (and Statistics if applicable) course descriptions, not just the description of the course that you took or want to take. Failure to provide this will delay your evaluation. If you do not yet have a UA SID or NET ID, just put in 00000000. 

  • Transfer credit may be used as prerequisite placement into UA Math courses only if taken within the last 18 months (for non-incoming freshman).

The evaluation process usually takes one to two weeks to complete. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

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

Transfer students with math credits may need to contact the Placement Office to update their placement into the UA system. 


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