Math Placement Exams
Incoming students need to refer to the information in the Math Placement section of the Next Steps Center, and access the test through the Next Steps Center. The information below is primarily for current UA students.
The University of Arizona requires a Math Placement Exam to assess a student's prerequisite knowledge for placement into a UA math course at or below the Calculus I (Math 122A/122B/125) level, as well as courses in other areas (ENGR, MCB, PHYS, CHEM, ISTA, SBS).
The purpose of our placement process is to determine, based on your mathematical background and current mathematical ability, which MATH courses are appropriate for you. Past experience shows that the Math Placement Test may be the clearest indicator. For this reason, we encourage all students to take the ALEKS UA Online Placement Test; however, if you are an incoming transfer student you may be able to use a transfer Math course for placement.
Placement into a particular UA MATH course does not guarantee any particular grade in the course.
Additional information about the UA ALEKS Online test and procedures is available through the ALEKS FAQs. Please read though the information below before accessing the UA ALEKS Online Placement test or ALEKS Learning Mode.
This test is for UA Math and Science courses and cannot be used for placement into Pima Community College courses. Also note that your UA ALEKS Online Placement test score is valid for one year only. If you do not complete the appropriate UA math course within a year of taking the test, you will need to retest to try to meet the placement requirement for a particular course.
After testing, students can check their scores through the links below within 24 hours of testing.
See the links on the right of this page for more information.
If you are an incoming student, please go to your Next Steps Center for testing, retesting, and other information.