Any non-graphing scientific calculator may be used for the ALEKS PPL test and most classes, but some graphing calculators are also allowed for the PPL test (and highly recommended or required for some courses).

Calculators that perform symbolic manipulations (such as the TI-89 or TI-92 or TI-Nspire CAS) cannot be used in courses at or below the Calc II level (Stats excluded). Below is a guide to which calculators are generally acceptable, and which ones are definitely not acceptable. Click here to skip down to the unaccepted models. It is always a good idea to also refer to your course syllabus and/or ask your instructor.

**Acceptable Calculators:**

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This is not to be confused with the TI-Nspire CX CAS pictured below. CAS is not allowed. The two calculators look identical except for the “CAS” printed in the upper right hand corner of the CAS version. | |

These are getting hard to find, and harder to find someone who can help you with it.
just as hard to find. Both of these models are also acceptable. | |

This model is more advanced than TI-85, but TI-86 has been discontinued. It is still an acceptable calculator to use, but again, familiarity with the model may be hard to find. | |

Most instructors will be far more familiar with TI calculators than Casio calculators, so help with these calculators may be hard to find. However, they are still acceptable. | |

Most instructors will be far more familiar with TI calculators than Casio calculators, so help with these calculators may be hard to find. However, they are still acceptable. | |

Most instructors will be far more familiar with TI calculators than Casio calculators, so help with these calculators may be hard to find. However, they are still acceptable. | |

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HP 48 seriesIncludes the following models: HP 48S, HP 48SX, HP 48G, HP 48GX, HP 48G+ |

## Calculators that are NOT allowed in UA Math classes or while taking the UA ALEKS PPL test:

TI-Nspire CX CAS

Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities

(CAS = computer algebra system)

TI-89, TI-89 Titanium

Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities.

TI-92

Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities.

Casio ClassPad II fx-CP400

Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities.

Casio ClassPad 330 PLUS

Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities.

Casio ALGEBRA FX 2.0 PLUS

Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities.

HP Prime Graphing Calculator

Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities.

HP 49/50 series

Includes the following models: HP 49G, HP 49G+, HP 48II, HP 50G

(Note the HP 48II is actually part of the 49 series, not 48 series)

Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities.

TI-Nspire CX CAS Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities (CAS = computer algebra system) | |

TI-89, TI-89 Titanium Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities. | |

TI-92 Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities. | |

Casio ClassPad II fx-CP400 Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities. | |

Casio ClassPad 330 PLUS Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities. | |

Casio ALGEBRA FX 2.0 PLUS Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities. | |

HP Prime Graphing Calculator Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities. | |

HP 49/50 series Includes the following models: HP 49G, HP 49G+, HP 48II, HP 50G (Note the HP 48II is actually part of the 49 series, not 48 series) Not allowed due to symbolic manipulation capabilities. |