provides the foundation for many of the science, business, and professional
courses you will take during your college years. We want you to succeed.
University requires students enrolling in any mathematics course other than
MATH 108 or MATH 125 to meet prerequisite criteria. You may meet these
prerequisites by prior collegiate mathematics course work, SAT/ACT Mathematics
score or an ALEKS mathematics placement assessment score. We strongly recommend all incoming students
complete the ALEKS assessment as it provides the most accurate predictor of
your readiness to succeed in your entry mathematics course.
Placement system is a computer based, adaptive system that covers material from
Basic Mathematics through Pre-calculus and will take approximately 90 minutes
to complete. After the assessment, a
targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material
so you may re-assess and potentially improve your placement results. You will have six months of access to ALEKS, from the date of your first exam, for use of the Prep and Learning modules and assessments.
are strongly encouraged to spend several hours using the ALEKS Prep and
Learning Module. Even if you have
achieved placement in your desired course, time spent in ALEKS will better
prepare you for your upcoming course and ultimately lead to better grades.
are reported to you immediately after the exam and will be uploaded to your Ball State records within 24 hours.
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