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4.1. Transfer Math Courses and which courses require an evaluation/pre-approval

Math Placement, Transfer Credit/Credit by Exam, PPL (Math Placement Test)MATH Credit by Exam & Transfer CreditsTransfer Math Courses and which courses require an evaluation/pre-approval


Many courses have already been evaluated and will automatically transfer to UArizona as a UA Math course.

Find out if your course already transfers or needs an evaluation by following the steps below.  

 ***Incoming students need to refer to the information in the Next Steps Center.

 STEP 1 Does your course automatically transfer as a UA Math course?

   Check the articulation databases to see if your course automatically transfers to UArizona as a Math course.  

   If your math course is not listed in one of the above articulation databases  as having a UA equivalent, you can submit an evaluation to see if it will. See Step 2 below. 

  • Note: Beginning/Elementary/Introductory Algebra courses are non-credit review courses. Intermediate algebra transfers as math elective credit and does not satisfy a UA math requirement.  
STEP 2 If your course does not automatically transfer as a UA Math course

   If your transfer Math course is not listed in the databases listed above, or if it shows in your UAccess Transfer Credit report as Math 1tr or 3tr or "rejected",  you need to submit an evaluation.

  • Make sure you find all math course descriptions from your transfer institution before submitting the form.  We ask for ALL descriptions, not just for the course that you took. 

   For online courses, you must provide the course syllabus, course grading policy (how grades are calculated) and the exam proctoring policy.  Provide this through the evaluation form.  

STEP 3 Send your official transcript to UA
STEP 4 Do you need to register for a UA Math course?  
  • Check if your credit is in the UA system.
  • If it is not in the UA system, you can send an unofficial transcript to the Math Placement Office.
    • It must include your full name, the institution's name, term taken, course, and final grade.  
    • For registration into courses at or below the level of Calculus I, the transfer prerequisite must be less than 2 years old.  Check how transfer credit works here. 
STEP 5 How is credit awarded?  
  • The Math Department does not determine the number of credits that transfer in from a particular institution. 
  • Quarter system units are converted to semester units by multiplying the units by 2/3.
  • Questions regarding this should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.