Is there a fee for using ALEKS?
Use of ALEKS, including Prep and Learning Module, is included in your student fees.
How long will a placement assessment take to complete?
The assessment is designed to be taken in a single sitting. Placement assessments require approximately 90 minutes to complete, but the amount of time will vary by student. There will be a maximum of 30 questions.
May I use a calculator with ALEKS?
Students should only use the calculator in the program when it appears.
Students should not be using an outside calculator.
May I use another resource during a placement assessment?
You may only use a pen or pencil, paper, and the resources provided by ALEKS. You may not receive assistance from friends, family, other websites, textbooks, or any other resource not provided by ALEKS. Using outside resources may lead to improper placement and ultimately course failure.
How long is my placement result valid?
Your placement result is valid for 12 months.
Can I practice using ALEKS before I begin the placement?
ALEKS will begin with a brief tutorial before your placement begins.
What if I do not place in the course I wanted?
You can use the Prep and Learning Module to review and learn, and you may take up to 3 more placement assessments to improve your placement result.
Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment?
Yes, you may take up to 4 placement assessments. However, to make each attempt worthwhile, you will be required to spend time working in your Prep and Learning Module in between placement assessments so that you can improve your skills.
Must I work on my ALEKS Prep and Learning module between placement assessments?
Yes, for at least five hours between the 1st and 2nd placement assessments and between the 2nd and 3rd assessments. If you wish to take a 4th assessment, you must work at least 3 hours between the 3rd and 4th assessments.
How long do I have access to my Prep and Learning module?
You will have twelve months of access to ALEKS, from the date of your first login, for use of the Prep and Learning module and assessment.
What are ALEKS progress assessments?
While working in the Prep and Learning Module, you will periodically complete progress assessments to solidify your gains in knowledge.
Does progress in an ALEKS Prep and Learning Module count toward placement?
No, you must complete a new placement assessment to change your placement result. Only your placement assessment results will be used for course placement.
Can I change to a different Prep and Learning Module later?
ALEKS will assign you a Prep and Learning Module based on the results of your initial placement assessment. It is important that you try your best on this first assessment.
I did not place in the class I wanted. Can I take it anyway?
Unless you have met the required prerequisites via collegiate mathematics coursework or an SAT/ACT score, no. You must achieve the minimum placement result to take each corresponding class.
What if I placed in the class I wanted?
Congratulations! Continue to use your Prep and Learning Module to improve your chances for success. Take advantage of the targeted review and learning features in ALEKS to get a better grade in your class.
Where can I get help with ALEKS?