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.
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.
ALEKS scores in the table below are percentages. These scores can change at the discretion of the Math Department and are updated each January.
See the list of courses and registration requirements below. UA ALEKS Online Test scores are good for one year only. 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.
PCLG, MCLG, and PPCL are proctored exams.
Intermediate Algebra (like Pima MAT 097 or 122)
Minimum Milestone Level
(given to students with
appropriate transfer credit)
CALG, PCLG, MCLG
|Math Dept Approved Prerequisite or
(taken within last 18 months, non-incoming freshman)
|Math 100AX||None, placement test only||0-29%||0-19%||
This course is part of the Fall freshman Schedule for Success Program.
Non-freshman can take Math 100AX in spring or summer.
|Math 100||None, placement test only||30-70%||20-50%||n/a|
|None, placement test only||40%||30%||Intermediate Algebra (Pima MAT 097 or 122)|
|None, placement test only||55%||40%
|MATH 111||Level 3- Trig||65%||50%||College Algebra (Math 112)|
|Level 4 - Pre-calc, Stats, Elements of Calc||88%||65%||
College Algebra (UA Math 109C, or 112),
Calculus Preparation (UA Math 120R), or higher
|Level 4- Pre-calc, Stats, Elements of Calc||88%||65%||College Algebra (UA Math 109C or 112)|
|MATH 116||Level 4- Precalc, Stats, Elements of Calc||88%||65%||College Algebra (UA Math 109C or 112)
and MIS 111
|MATH 120R||Level 4- Precalc, Stats, Elements of Calc||
|65%||College Algebra (Math 112)|
|Level 5- Calculus||n/a||70%||
A grade of C or higher in Precalculus (UA Math 120r) for Math 122A.
|Level 5- Calculus||n/a||70%||
A grade of C or higher in Precalculus (UA Math 120r)
|MATH 122B||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||Level 5.1-Accelerated Calculus||n/a||85%||n/a|
|Math 129||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
|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.