(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) that isn't already approved as equivalent to Math 20E on this list will follow the same faculty review process as other transfer equivalency requests. Students will complete and submit a petition for math course transfer equivalency, including a course syllabus, course calendar, and textbook information.

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

If the course you are requesting is listed as equivalent to Math 20E on this list, but isn't appearing as equivalent on your Academic History, please send us a VAC message and we can manually update your records.

Required documentation:

  • Course syllabus
  • Weekly lecture topics
  • Textbook table of contents



For any questions, 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.