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 1. Math Placement Advising Resources
 1.1. New Items for Fall 2024
 1.2. Math Placement Overview
 1.3. PPL Resources and Information
 1.4. Transfer Math Credit/Credit by Exam
 1.5. MPLF scores for FY students
 1.6. MCLG, Math 100 Final Exam for Placement
 1.7. Fall Enrollment in Math 129, 223, 254 pending credit for Math 122B/125 or 129
 1.8. Math Requirement Designators
 1.9. Contact the Math Placement Office
1. Math Placement Advising Resources
1.1. New Items for Fall 2024
New for Fall 2024:
 New Prep for Calculus AP exam, PCL.
 A score of 3 or higher awards credit for Math 120R
 Anticipated scores are not used for placement, so student will still need a placement through SAT/ACT or PPL for June FY orientation sessions
 New Scores for Math 106/107
 PPL scores for entry into Math 106/107 are now 18100 (not 15100)
 ALGEBRA PLUS has ended and will not be offered after fall 2023.
Other
 The PPL Assessment is no longer available year round.
 The test will be open March 1 the first full week of fall classes and October 1 through the first full week of spring courses.
1.2. Math Placement Overview
The Math Department has very strict course entrance requirements and students must qualify in order to enroll in a math course or any course that uses math placement.
 For MATH courses at or below the level of calculus I (Math 122A/B or 125), students can qualify through
 SAT/ACT Math scores (first year students only). Scores expire after 1 year except for Math 106/107 (2 years).
 The PPL Assessment (Math Placement Test). Scores expire after 1 year except Math 106/107 (2 years).
 The Math 100 final (MCLG) for Math 106, 107, 108, and 112 placement.
 or an appropriate UArizona prerequisite
 Transfer prerequisites must be less than 2 years old.
 For courses at or above the level of Calculus II (Math 129), prerequisite courses/credit are required. These do not expire.
 You can view some of these requirements on our Math Course Placement website.
 Details about some first and second year courses can be found here.
 Incoming students should refer to the information in the Math Placement section of their Next Steps Center.
1.3. PPL Resources and Information
About the PPL Assessment (Math Placement Test)
The assessment is meant to see what a student knows without a lot of review, to try to match them up with the best course based on their background. It is not an assessment that you pass or fail. Students do not need a high percentage in order to qualify for a course, so should not think of the score on the regular ABCDE grading scale.
About the PPL
 It is online and students need a webcam and a microphone to complete it.
 It takes about an hour, but students have up to 3 hours to complete it.
 It must be completed in one sitting. If they stop testing, the 3 hour time limit does not stop.
 There is a 72 hour waiting period between each attempt.
 There is a testing fee.
 Students can retest.
 Students can access a review module after their first try as long as their account has expired.
 A student's PPL account expires after 1 years from a first login to the PPL system or after the 5th attempt at the PPL, or if the Math Department determines that the student is not able to access the PPL.
 Students should take the PPL as if they are taking an inperson proctored test. Students can use an approved calculator and blank scratch paper. Use of other devices, materials, notes, persons, websites, videos, other unauthorized materials, or any suspicious behavior will result in an invalidated test score and may be reported to the Dean of Students as a violation of the University of Arizona Code of Conduct.
Access the PPL
 Incoming students access the PPL through their Next Steps Center.
 Other students access it here.
 The PPL is available generally March 1 through the first week of fall classes and then October 1 through the first week of spring classes.
 Students have to wait 72 hours between attempts at the test.
Find PPL Scores
 Scores are processed on the hour daily from 5am to 10pm.
 Incoming students can view scores in their Next Steps Center.
 PPL scores are on the Transfer Credit Report in Uaccess Student usually within 24 business hours of testing.
 Advisors can view scores in Uaccess under Records and Enrollment, Transfer Credit Evaluation, Test Results, scroll to bottom of page (view all).
Scores
 For most math courses, PPL scores expire after 15 months. The only exceptions are for Math 106, 107 where scores expire after 2 years.
 Scores may appear with a status of "NO RULE" or "REJECTED". This does not mean the test score is rejected, only that the score does not award credit. The status can be ignored and does not prevent registration of the score has not expired.
 A student's PPL account expires 1 year after their first login to the PPL.
Other
 The Math Department reserves the right to invalidate a test score for any reason.
 The Math Department reserves the right to deny a retest to any student for any reason.
 The Math Department reserves the right to require any student to test in person.
 Scores can be invalidated base on a mismatch between PPL scores and math coursework.
 If a student has not been successful in a math course, or attempted a math course several times, it does not make sense for the student to try to retake the PPL to try to skip one or more courses. This generally leads to cheating and invalided test scores.
Find more about the PPL though our FAQs.
 Math Placement Test (PPL) Information
 Access the PPL Test
 Review before testing
 After you test, you can review using Prep and Learning
 Math Placement Chart
1.4. Transfer Math Credit/Credit by Exam
Transfer Credit Info
 Arizona Math Transfer Chart
 Outofstate math transfer database
 International transfer database
 AP Math Exams
 Math Transfer Credit Evaluation Forms
 I have math credit. What course can I take next?
 FAQs about transfer credit or credit by exam (IB, CIE, other)
1.5. MPLF scores for FY students
MPLF SCORES
We created some MPLF scores that correspond to college math credit.
MPLF Score  Transfer Credit 
541  statistics (GSTA, 163, 263) or Math 107 credit 
641  Math 112 credit (less than 2 years old) 
661  Math 120R credit (less than 2 years old) 
810  Math 122B transfer credit 
815  Math 125 AP credit 
820  Math 129 credit 
830  Math 223 credit 
At or after FY orientation, if you think a student should be enrolled in a course, but was dropped or didn't get it, it may be because
they already have credit that was verified through the Math Placement Office. Check their Next Steps Center Math Placement message if you are not sure.
Other MPLF scores
 MPLF 50 means the student did not have a placement a few days prior to orientation and is a Math 100 placement. This is required for prescheduling of Math 196B.
 MPLF scores look like SAT scores (400, 500, 520, etc.)
 Other MPLF scores that don't look like a SAT score are based on ACT MATH scores. For example, MPLF 647 might look strange, but it is based on an ACT MATH score in the Math 113, 116, 120R score range since is it above 640. If you see a strange looking score for a FY student, you should just check their math placement in the Next Steps Center proxy or compare it to the placement range here. For Fall incoming FY students, you can view their placement in the Next Steps Center.
 More MPLF SAT/ACT conversions can be found here.
1.6. MCLG, Math 100 Final Exam for Placement
Math 100 and Placement
 Students receive a MCLG score for placement if they have completed their Math 100 final.
 MCLG scores are not the same as PPL scores.
 See the placement chart below for PPL vs MCLG scores
MCLG Score  PPL1/PPLN (PPL) Score  Eligible Course  Score Expiration 
024  014  Math 100  n/a 
054 (Math 108/112 majors)  039  Math 100  n/a 
25 or higher  15 or higher  Math 106 or 107  2 years 
55  40 or higher  Math 108 or 112  15 months 
Math 106 and 107 are not prerequisites to Math 108 or 112.
1.7. Fall Enrollment in Math 129, 223, 254 pending credit for Math 122B/125 or 129
One June 1 of each year:
 Students enrolled in a summer Math 122B equivalent course or awaiting AP Math 125 credit can add Math 129 for fall through Uaccess Student .
 Students enrolled in a summer Math 129 equivalent course or awaiting AP Math 129 can add Math 223 or 254 for fall through Uaccess Student.
 Students should make sure they are enrolled in an approved/equivalent class by checking the transfer website or submitting a Transfer Course evaluation form for preapproval.
We will verify prerequisites starting in early August. It is the student's responsibility to submit transcripts to prevent being dropped from fall courses. Students are messaged about this a few times before classes begin and may be dropped if they fail to respond or show successful completion of the prerequisite.
You can find AP and other math transfer credit information here.
1.8. Math Requirement Designators
We have several math requirement designators attached to transfer math courses that do not have a UA equivalent, but can satisfy a requirement.

 RD G105 is attached to a course that will satisfy a gstrand math requirement like PHIL 110 or Math 105.
 RD M116 is usually attached to a course that transfers as Math 113 and means the course will satisfy UA Math 116.
 RD M112 is attached to a course that will satisfy Math 112 requirement, but is not a prerequisite to other math or science courses.
 RD GSTA is attached to a low level statistics course that seems to have similar content to courses like UA Math 163, Psyc 230, SBS 200, but does not have a college algebra (Math 112) or higher level prerequisite. The course can satisfy the Gstrand math requirement (Math 105), or a major statistics requirement (Math 163, Psyc 230, SBS 200), but NOT BOTH. GSTA courses cannot satisfy a Mstrand foundation math (Math 112) requirement.
 RD BSTA is just like GSTA but can also satisfy BNAD 276.
 ML04 is attached to Math 112 transfer credit that is less than 2 years old and allows registration into Math and lab science course that have a Math 112 prerequisite.
 ML05 is attached to Math 112 transfer credit that is less than 2 years old and allows registration into Math and lab science course that have a Math 120R prerequisite.
1.9. Contact the Math Placement Office
For students
For advisors
 Direct students to placement@math.arizona.edu or the Contact the Math Placement Office form.
 For quick help during orientation or priority registration, use UA Advising & Placement Support TEAM, Math Placement or general Math questions channel.
 Note that items that are not quick questions should be directed to placement@math.arizona.edu
 The Math Center is only for questions regarding Math or Statistics and Data Science majors/minors and is not for transfer credit, math placement or any related items.