Fall Schedule For Success for First Year Students
1) Math 100 and SAS 100AX for students who have a math placement
or
2) Math 196B for students who do not have a math placement
Students are strongly encouraged to take the PPL so they can take Math 100 and SAS 100AX or a higher math course if they qualify.
Math 196B: For students who do not have a math placement
This course is for students in Schedule for Success who do not have a math placement by August 25. It is designed to support students with their math placement. They will be oriented to the math placement process, supported as they transition to college, and will complete the math placement process. Students will have a math placement by the end of this course and will receive enrollment assistance for spring enrollment into Math 100 and SAS 100AX.
Students will receive extra support through the Think Tank which will include tutoring and academic coaching through a Learning Specialist.
Math 100: For students who have a math placement
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for a universitylevel math class and place into their major’s required math courses. Successful completion of Math 100 provides students with the skills and placement level needed for their next math course. Math 100 and SAS 100AX were designed to help students prepare for their next U of A Math course (Math 106, 107, 108, or 112) and fill in any gaps from high school.
For part of the course, students work in an online, individualized program called ALEKS. Using this program, students create their own paths through the course content and tackle problems when they are truly ready to master them.
Placement into Math 100:
Students who did not progress to high school precalculus generally place into Math 100. Students who took high school statistics senior year, or did not take math their senior year or last semester, generally place into Math 100.
If you have taken a high school precalculus course, you may be able to place higher through the PPL Assessment.
 If you have taken a high school Precalculus course and have a Math 100 placement, then the PPL Assessment is recommended.
 If your highest Algebrabased math course is Algebra II, then your placement into Math 100 is correct.
 Statistics courses are not Algebrabased, so if your last class was high school Statistics and you did not take Precalculus, Math 100 is the correct placement.
 Please note that if you have not taken a high school Precalculus course, then Math 100 is the correct placement.
Placing into another Math Course:
PPL Assessment
 Any student can take the PPL Assessment to try to qualify for a higher level math course. Scores are processed overnight and will appear in your Next Steps Center.
 If you take the PPL Assessment and place out of Math 100 and SAS 100AX, you will need to contact the Math Placement Office to drop these courses. Please include your U of A Student ID or NetID in the body of your email.
SAT/ACT Scores
 Check for your SAT and ACT scores in your Next Steps Center.
 If you have a test score in this date range that is not showing in your Next Steps Center, please email an unofficial copy of your scores to the Math Placement Office. Make sure to include your U of A Student ID or NetID in the body of your email and include your orientation date.
 You need at least a score of SAT I MSS 500 or ACT MATH 18 for placement into Math 106/107 (only required for restricted majors, not prerequisites to most other math courses).
 You need at least a score of SAT I MSS 560 or ACT MATH 24 for placement into Math 108/112.
Transfer Credit
 You may qualify for a different math course, depending on the transfer or dual enrollment credit you have.
 Please contact the Math Placement Office about your credit.
 If it is not already in the U of A system (how to check UAccess), then you will need to provide an unofficial college level transcript or test credit report.
Please contact the Math Placement Office to drop these courses if you have placed out through SAT, ACT, PPL, or college math credit. Please include your U of A Student ID or NetID in the body of your email.
