Schedule for Success FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Placement Information

Access to the PPL Assessment and other information for first-year students can be found in the Next Steps Center.

To learn more about general placement information, click here

The PPL Assessment is the math placement test that helps determine what math class to take in the fall.  Learn more about the PPL Assessment in your Next Steps Center (Click on "Placements", then select "Math Placement" on the left).  If your math placement section says "PPL Assessment Required", take it as soon as possible*. This will help make sure you are placed in the correct math class when you get your schedule during New Student Orientation.  
 
*If you have not taken the PPL Assessment before New Student Orientation, you can take it after, but may need to make changes to your class schedule. Consult your academic advisor with any questions about your schedule or major requirements. 

Yes, you can retest; however, there is a fee to retake the PPL Assessment.

Program Specifics

Technically, you have one math class (Math 100 – Math Lab), but you will also have a learning support class (SAS 100AX).

No, both classes are just for fall semester (August–December).

No, Math 100 and SAS 100AX do not require textbooks. However, there are other required materials for Math 100 such as ALEKS. Check your booklist on UAccess or your Math 100 syllabus on D2L to find out exactly what you will need. ALEKS will be charged directly to your Bursar account.

We recommend talking with your academic advisor about math requirements specific to your major. Don’t know who your advisor is or how to contact them? Check your Student Center in UAccess—click on the 'Advising' button at the top toolbar and then select 'View Advisors.' You can also find your advisor at advising.arizona.edu

If you are currently an undeclared major, no problem! You have an academic advisor too, and we recommend talking with them about math options. 

Because the 2-unit SAS 100AX course does not count toward your 120-unit graduation requirement, you may find it helpful to add a 10-week course (a 3-unit, General Education class) or to enroll in a summer course to ensure you stay on track for a four-year graduation timeline.

Math 100 is structured to help you improve or refine the algebra skills you need to master. At the conclusion of Math 100 in the Fall, the final exam will determine which level of math you are eligible for in the Spring Semester. Your next math course will depend on your major.

We always encourage you to speak with your academic advisor if you want to understand more about your math options and graduation requirements. Please see advising.arizona.edu for more information.

You will be charged two course fees as part of Schedule for Success: the SAS 100AX fee is $91 and the Math 100 fee is $100. These fees will be charged to your Bursar’s account. All resources and academic support are free.

If you changed your major to something that does not require Math 100, email us at scheduleforsuccess@arizona.edu.

If you have a test score (PPL Assessment, SAT, or ACT), email the following information to placement@math.arizona.edu:

  • Name and Student ID number
  • Reason you no longer qualify for Schedule for Success (test score)
  • Proof of scores

Resources and Support

 

For Math 100 help:  

  1. The main way to contact Math 100 is via Microsoft Teams.  Send them a chat to math100team@math.arizona.edu 
  2. Attend Math 100 office hours.  Check your Math 100 syllabus for times and locations. 
  3. Attend free Math 100 drop-in tutoring at THINK TANK!  Find all Math 100 drop-in hours and locations here.  

Feel free to always contact your Learning Specialist or Peer Academic Coach (PAC) with any questions!  Not sure who your Learning Specialist or PAC is?  Contact us at scheduleforsuccess@arizona.edu  

 

Your Learning Specialist and Peer Academic Coach will email you at the beginning of fall semester to introduce themselves.  They will also check in a couple times during the semester so be sure to check your CatMail regularly! Search your CatMail for “Learning Specialist” or “Peer Academic Coach”.  If you still cannot find their email, please contact us at scheduleforsuccess@arizona.edu.   

Learning Specialists are professional staff members dedicated to supporting students in a variety of ways.  Some examples include listening to students’ successes and challenges in their new college environment, helping students adjust to college-level courses by collaborating on study strategies, time management plans, and organizational skills.  Most importantly, Learning Specialists are here to be part of your network of support during your first year.