You may take the ALEKS Math Assessment up to five times within a one-year period. ALEKS saves all of your responses, so the test does not have to be completed in one sitting. However, if you do not complete the test in 24 hours, you will have to restart the assessment.
For the test to be effective, you must take it on your own, without notes, books, or help from others. ALEKS is a test to help you find the course where you'll have the best chance to succeed.
When taking the math placement test, try to plan for 90 minutes of uninterrupted time. Have a pencil and plenty of scratch paper, but do not use your personal calculator. An online calculator will be provided.
After taking the math placement test, you will receive access to ALEKS learning modules that you can use to brush up on specific math topics you think you may need more practice on. You will have six months to use the learning modules, and you can retest up to four times.
To find out what scores are eligible for classes, refer to this table.
Proctored ALEKS Placement Test
Note: IUPUI reserves the right to require a student to take the ALEKS Math placement assessment in a proctored testing environment (e.g., on-site when students attend their orientation appointments). Alternatively, students who are required to take a proctored ALEKS Math placement test can schedule a suitable time to take a proctored and in-person assessment at the Testing Center (located in SL070). The Testing Center requests that all appointments for proctored ALEKS Math placement assessments must occur at least 24 hours in advance of the test date.
Students should consult with an academic adviser prior to registering for a proctored ALEKS placement test.
Schedule a Proctored ALEKS Placement Exam
Proctored ALEKS Math placement assessments have a time limit of three (3) hours. The student must complete the entire test in order to receive a score.
Students taking a proctored Math placement assessment will need to bring a government issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, etc.) or the IUPUI supplied Crimson Card.