Mathematics Requirements
Three courses in mathematics, which include two courses in calculus and one additional course chosen from the approved list.
Calculus courses:
 MATH 10A or 20A
 MATH 10B or 20B
Approved list of mathematics courses:
 MATH 10C  Calculus III
 MATH 20C  Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering
 MATH 11  Calculusbased Introductory Probability and Statistics
 MATH 18  Linear Algebra (formerly MATH 20F)
 PHIL 10  Introduction to Logic
This requirement must be taken for a Letter Grade.
Note: Please verify mathematics courses required by major and/or minor department.
Math Placement Exam
The Math Placement Exam (MPE) is required for all new students, including those enrolling in MATH 3C, unless you have one of the following exemptions:

AP Calculus AB or BC test score (2 or higher)

IB Higher Level Math test score (5, 6 or 7)

SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 (600 or higher for Math 10A, 650 or higher for Math 20A)

Community College or University Course in calculus with a grade C or better
The Math Placement Exam (MPE) may be repeated.
Math Placement Based on AP and IB Scores
MATH PLACEMENT BASED ON AP AND IB SCORES AP SCORES 

AP EXAM

1

2

3

4 or 5

AB score 3, 4, 5 
Take the MPE

Enroll in:
MATH 20A or MATH 10A 
Enroll in: 
Enroll in:
MATH 20B or MATH 10B 
BC* score 3, 4, 5 
Take the MPE

Enroll in:
MATH 20A or MATH 10A 
Enroll in:
MATH 20B (for 2 units) or MATH 10C 
Can enroll in: *Math Majors with a BC score of 5 can take the honors calculus sequence: 
IB SCORE  HIGHER LEVEL EXAM


5, 6 or 7


(8 units)
Enroll in MATH 20B or 10B 

NOTE: If series and differential equations completed, may petition to receive credit for both 20A and 20B or 10A and 10B. 
NOTE: If you take lower level course than the AP or IB chart indicates, you will not be given credit for that course.
PREVIOUS COLLEGE CALCULUS
If you received previous college credit, you will not be given credit for repeating the equivalent course.
1 semester = MATH 20A or 10A
1 year = MATH 10A, 10B, and 10C or MATH 20A & 20B
REPORTING AP or IB TEST SCORES AND COLLEGE CREDIT
Check TritonLink to see if UCSD has received your AP or IB scores or previous college credit. If credit is not listed onTritonLink, have scores resent to:
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