Interpret the Results
Your score on the ALEKS Assessment
Your placement result (overall score) is a number between 0 and 100. It represents the percentage of topics ALEKS has identified you have mastered.
- You will receive your score immediately upon completion.
- Your ALEKS score can be viewed by re-entering ALEKS using the same access link for which you took the Placement Assessment.
Math course eligiblity based on proctored assessment score:
After you have completed the initial assessment, discuss with your advisor regarding the appropriate course for your major. Please refer to the chart below for course placement.
ALEKS ScoreCourses That Can Be Taken Based on Major
0 - 60MATH 1101MATH 1111
61+MATH 1113 PrecalculusMATH 1160 Elementary Applied Calculus
76+MATH 1190 Calculus I
Please note: Consult with your major specific advisor on the appropriate level math course you should enroll in with your score. If you score into a higher level math than needed for your major, you can still register for any of the lower level math courses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Have you earned the minimum score needed to register?
If so, determine your next step from the list below:
- If you are an incoming student who has not yet attended New Student Orientation, you do not need to take any additional steps. Your advisor will assist you with your math course selection during orientation.
- If you are a returning student, you should log into Owl Express and enroll in your math course for the upcoming semester.
- If you need any assistance with your math course selection, please contact your academic advisor.
I did not place into the class I wanted. Can I take it anyway?No, you must achieve the minimum placement result to take each corresponding class.
Can I retake the Assessment to try to improve my score?
You must wait 48 hours after your initial placement assessment before attempting another. There is generally no benefit to re-taking the assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. Unlike the SAT or ACT, you cannot improve your results by simply re-taking the assessment without spending time in the Prep and Learning Module to refresh material that you may have forgotten or to learn new material.