Math Course Placement


Math Course

What math courses do I need?

All undergraduate students must fulfill the Compass Curriculum Quantitative Reasoning requirement, and any MATH course numbered 1040 or higher satisfies this requirement. Individual colleges at UCCS have further quantitative reasoning requirements, and various majors require specific mathematics courses. Please check with your academic advisor to be sure about the most appropriate courses for you. The chart below shows the general progression of math classes through Calculus; you can place into these classes as described later in this page, and then progress through the sequence as needed for your major.


The document below discusses the content and goals of the currently offered entry-level mathematics courses, namely MATH 99, MATH 1030, MATH 1040, MATH 1060, MATH 1120, MATH 1330, and MATH 1350.

Complete Entry level math course descriptions and skills.docx

How do I register?

There are four main ways that a student can place into their first MATH course: previously earned credits, high school GPA and courses, ACT/SAT scores, and the Accuplacer exam. The tiles below describe these in more detail, and provide links for further information.

You can find a complete list of entry level course prerequisites in the following document.

UCCS Math Course Placement Complete.docx


Previously Earned Credits

Certain courses transferred in from other colleges, as well as high AP exam scores, can be used for placement. Click the button below for more details, and contact Academic Advising with any questions.


High School GPA

Students with a high school GPA of 2.9 or higher are automatically qualified to enroll in MATH 1030 (College Algebra with Supplementary Instruction). Students with a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher, who also have an advanced math credit from high school, are automatically qualified to take MATH 1040 (College Algebra). Please check with your academic advisor about this path.


Students who submit their ACT or SAT scores to UCCS, can automatically place into certain MATH courses, up to Calculus I. For more details, click the button below.

Accuplacer Exam

If you believe your placement by previously earned credits, high school GPA, or ACT/SAT score is not a good fit, you can challenge it by taking the Accuplacer exam. For more details, click the button below.