Math 100AX is designed to address a student's individual deficiencies in math. An Intermediate Algebra class at a community college may help the student to overcome some deficiencies, but:

- The credit will not transfer to the UA as anything but elective credit.
- The student will still need to take and pass the placement exam at the UA before moving on to higher math.
- The typical classroom setting will not address the student's individual needs.

Students who complete the Math 100AX/100 sequence at the UA often get into a university-level math class sooner than students who take courses at a local community college over summer.