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. 


There are many different models of graphing calculators out there.  If you do not see your model listed here and you are 
unsure if it is approved for use in a UA Math course, please send a clear picture of the calculator to 

Acceptable Calculators:

       
TI-36X Pro

(Preferred calculator for MATH 107)

TI-83, TI-83 Plus

TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus C Silver 

Edition, TI-84 Plus CE

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TI-Nspire CX

 

This is not to be confused with the TI-Nspire CX CAS pictured 

below.  CAS is not allowed.  

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The two calculators look identical except for the “CAS” printed 

in the upper right hand corner of the CAS version.

TI-85

 

These are getting hard to find, and harder to find someone who 

can help you with it.

 

TI-81 and TI-82 have more in common with the TI-83 than with 

the TI-85, but are probably  just as hard to find.  Both of these 

models are also acceptable.

TI-86

 

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.   

Casio Graph 35+E, Calculatrice graphique Graph 35+E II 

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.


Casio fx-9750GII, fx-9750G PLUS


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.

Casio fx-9860GII


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.

Casio fx-7400GII


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.

Casio PRIZM fx-CG10, fx-CG50

HP48.png HP 48 series

Includes 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.