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Department of Mathematical Sciences
309 SCEN
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
P 4795753351
F 4795758630
Email: math@uark.edu
Math Placement for Undergraduates
Prerequisites: Coursework and Test Scores
 If you have completed the necessary coursework in mathematics, your prerequisite is fulfilled. (See Course Catalog).
 If your ACT and/or SAT score is high enough to meet the standards set for certain classes, your prerequisite is fulfilled, (See the table of Required Cutoff Scores.)
 If you have taken a math class for college credit or earned college credit by taking an examination (i.e. AP Calculus Exam), your prerequisite is fulfilled.
 If you feel that you could be successful in a higherlevel math class than you are otherwise qualified for, we encourage you to take the Math Placement Exam and study using the included Learning Modules to meet the requirements for that higherlevel class.
Pathways to Introductory Math Courses
Introductory MATH Courses
For questions about our College Algebra course, including determining your MATH 1203 section and corresponding lab section, visit College Algebra Placement page.
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Prerequisite Credits from College Course
Course taken at University of Arkansas
 You must have scored a C or higher in the prerequisite course.
 If you are currently taking the prerequisite course and will not complete it until late in the enrollment period for the following semester, complete the temporary override request form.
Course taken outside of the University of Arkansas
 If the course was completed at another university or college, use the course equivalency tool to verify that your credits will transfer.
 Note if you have taken college classes while in high school, your credit hours may not transfer.
 Visit the Registrar's website for more information.
Math Placement Exam
 The Math Placement Exam, also referred to as the ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning Assessment (PPL), is the most current measure of aptitude for assessing mathematical backgrounds of students wanting to enroll in MATH or STAT courses at the University of Arkansas.
 Offered though ALEKS, the Math Placement Exam is an adaptive assessment that provides students with additional resources to help them succeed in their courses.
 For instructions on taking the assessment, visit the Math Placement Exam page.
ACT/SAT MATH Score
 Your MATH score on your college entrance exam may qualify you to take certain math courses.
 Your scores must be less than a year old to satisfy the prerequisite.
 Please refer to the Required Cutoff Scores table below to determine if your ACT/SAT score meets the requirement.
Required Cutoff Scores
Desired Course  Prerequisite: one of the following  
Course  Course Title  ACT Math Score 
SAT Math Score 
Math Placement Score 
Completed Course with a C or better 
MATH 1203**

College Algebra

23

570

46

none

MATH 1203/0001L**

College Algebra
with 1 Hour Lab

19

510

30

none

MATH 1203/0002L**

College Algebra
with 2 Hour Lab 
none

none 
none

none

MATH 1213

Trigonometry

26

620

60

MATH 1203

MATH 1284C

Precalculus

26

620

60

MATH 1203

MATH 1313**

Quantitative Reasoning

19

510

40

none

MATH 1313/0001L**

Quantitative Reasoning
with 1 Hour Lab

none

none

none

none

MATH 1514

Calculus with Algebra
and Trigonometry I

26  620  60  MATH 1203 
MATH 2043  Survey of Calculus  26  620  60  MATH 1203, 1213, 1284, or 2053 
MATH 2053  Finite Mathematics  26  620  60  MATH 1203, 1213, 1284, or 2043 
MATH 2183  Mathematical Reasoning In a Quantitative World 
26  620  60  MATH 1203 or 1313 
MATH 2213  Survey of Mathematical Structures I  26  620  55  any MATH course 
MATH 2445  Calculus I with Review  28  660  70  MATH 1213 or 1284 
MATH 2554/C/H*  Calculus I  28  660  76  MATH 1213 or 1284 
STAT 2303  Principles of Statistics  26  620  50  MATH 1203 or 1313 
*Only students who score a minimum of 30 on ACT Math or 710 on SAT Math are eligible
to take MATH 2554H Honors Calculus I.
**If the score is not at least one of the minimums listed for MATH 1203 or MATH 1313,
the student will be required to take MATH 0001L (ACT 1922, SAT 510), MATH 0002L or
MATH 0131L.
Page Updated: 4/1/2020