HomeFor Incoming Freshman StudentsAP, IB, and Other College Math Credit for Incoming FreshmenI have AP or other Calculus credit, how do I know if I am ready to take the “next” course?

4.10. I have AP or other Calculus credit, how do I know if I am ready to take the “next” course?

Not all AP students are ready to move to the next math course. Many students choose to begin their college math courses with the same level they just finished in high school. This way, students can fill gaps and reinforce necessary skills while getting used to college life.


To help determine what course you are ready for:

Visit our Calculus webpages(link to https://calculus.math.arizona.edu/  )You will find Final Exam study guides on each page.  If you find yourself very familiar with the content of a guide, you may be ready to move on to the next course. 


Our recommendations based on past student success. 

AP Exam

If you received a 

Recommendation if more calculus is required.

Calculus AB or AB subscore 

3

You might be ready to move on to Math 129, but work through the Math 125 final exam study guide to be sure:  https://calculus.math.arizona.edu/calc1/math125

Many students who have a 3 on the AB exam and need Calculus II or higher take Math 125 before moving on to Calculus II, Math 129.  


4 or 5

You are likely ready to move on to Math 129.  Make sure you work through the Math 125 final exam study guide to be sure:  https://calculus.math.arizona.edu/calc1/math125

Calculus BC

3

You are likely  ready to move on to Math 129, but work through the Math 125 final exam study guide to be sure:  https://calculus.math.arizona.edu/calc1/math125


4 or 5

You are likely ready for Math 223, Vector Calculus or Math 254, Differential Equations. Make sure you work through the Math 129 final exam study guide to be sure:  https://calculus.math.https://calculus.math.arizona.edu/math129arizona.edu/calc1/math129

 We recommend 223 first, if possible. 


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