(Formerly the MATH 20E Requirement Fulfillment Exam Information page)

Effective Winter 2022, the Mathematics Department will no longer require students take a Requirement Fulfillment Exam to earn transfer credit for Math 20E.

Petition process:

Instead, students who have taken a multivariable calculus course that covers Vector Calculus material (either one already articulated for Math 20C or one not yet reviewed by faculty) will follow the same faculty review process as other transfer equivalency requests. Students will complete and submit a petition for departmental exception, including a course syllabus, course calendar, and textbook information and—specifically required for Math 20E review—the final exam from the course.

Students may submit a petition at any time. Petitions take approximately two weeks for review.

Required documentation:

  • Course syllabus
  • Lecture schedule and topics (with textbook table of contents)
  • Final exam copy




Answer: No. A blank copy with the exam questions is sufficient.

Answer: We recommend contacting your former professor to ask them to provide one for you. 

Answer: Your professor can email the exam copy directly to mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu. In the meantime, you can submit your petition without a copy of the final exam and our staff will update your petition once we receive the exam from the professor.


For any questions not addressed in the FAQ, please contact mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu.

For information on what content is expected for a Vector Calculus course, please refer to the UCSD General Catalog Course Description:

20E. Vector Calculus (4)
Change of variable in multiple integrals, Jacobian, Line integrals, Green’s theorem. Vector fields, gradient fields, divergence, curl. Spherical/cylindrical coordinates. Taylor series in several variables. Surface integrals, Stoke’s theorem. Gauss’ theorem. Conservative fields.