Math Placement, Transfer Credit/Credit by Exam, PPL (Math Placement Test)MATH Credit by Exam & Transfer CreditsI want to take a math course at another college to obtain UA credit and/or improve my UA math placement. What do I need to do?

4.2. I want to take a math course at another college to obtain UA credit and/or improve my UA math placement. What do I need to do?

 

Before taking a Math course outside of UArizona, make sure it will transfer! 

  • Outside courses maybe approved for UA credit, and the UA credit may be usable for math placement. 
 STEP 1 Does your course automatically transfer?

   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 databases as having a UA equivalent, submit the Pre-Approval Form before taking the course to make sure it will transfer. See Step 2 below.

   Notes:

  • 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

Submit an evaluation

(if your course doesn't automatically transfer)

   If you plan on taking a transfer Math course that is not listed in the databases above, you need to submit a pre-approval form.

  • Make sure you go to the transfer institution's website and find all math course descriptions before submitting the form.
    • We need the descriptions of ALL math courses, not just for the course that you want to take. 
  • For online courses: you must provide the course syllabus, course grading policy (how grades are calculated) and the exam proctoring policy through this evaluation form.
STEP 3

Send your official transcript to UA

(after course completion)

   Click here for information on sending your Official Transcript to the UA. It may take a few weeks to process. 

STEP 4 Registering for a UA Math course

   First, check if your transfer 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 in order to update your math placement for registration.
    • The unofficial transcript must include your full name, the institution's name, term taken, course, and final grade.  
    • 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. 

 

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