If you need special assistance completing the assessment contact: ALEKS Help Request (512) 471-3797
ALEKS Chemistry Learning Modules (Available only after purchasing ALEKS Chemistry and completing the initial assessment)
Quest Chemistry Learning Modules (Available only after purchasing the UT CNS Chemistry Readiness Package)
|Frequently Asked Questions About the UT Chemistry Assessment|
Who must take the UT Chemistry Assessment?
All students wishing to enroll in CH301 must earn the minimum score of 85% on the ALEKS Chemistry assessment by Tuesday September 3rd, 7 am or you will be dropped from CH301.
Students should purchase and complete the ALEKS Chemistry initial assessment at least six (6) weeks before the semester begins, to allow ample time to work toward the required score of 85%.
Why must I take the UT Chemistry Assessment?
The UT Chemistry Assessment is a more effective assessment tool than the SAT, AP, or CLEP tests.
In addition, the UT Chemistry Assessment allows students to enter CH301 with a strong knowledge base, regardless of how long it’s been since the student’s last chemistry course.
What chemistry topics are on the ALEKS Chemistry?
The assessment covers a variety of high school-level chemistry topics, each of which is considered prior knowledge by our instructors.
What is the ALEKS Chemistry access procedure?
To access ALEKS Chemistry, you will need:
How do I get technical support for ALEKS?
For ALEKS customer support please phone or email:
What if I already have credit for chemistry through AP, IB, or CLEP exams?
All incoming students who enroll or wish to enroll in CH301 must take the UT Chemistry Assessment.
Is ALEKS Chemistry a timed test?
ALEKS gives you the time you need in order to complete the assessment (20-35 questions). However, it does take into account the time it takes for you to answer each question when determining (the ease or difficulty of) your next question and your score. The assesment must be completed in one sitting. You should allow 1.5-2 hours for the initial assessment.
How does ALEKS Chemistry work?
ALEKS Chemistry has two primary “modes”: Assessment Mode and Learning Mode.
Where does my score appear?
How is my score used?
A final score of 85% or higher in ALEKS Chemistry allows you to enroll in or remain enrolled in CH301. The “final score” includes assessments plus learning mode within ALEKS Chemistry.
What are the minimum required ALEKS Chemistry scores for course placement?
Every UT student enrolling in CH301 needs a 85% or higher in ALEKS Chemistry.
What if I do not obtain the required minimum score?
What is the deadline?
The ALEKS Chemistry initial assessment should be purchased and completed at least five (5) weeks before the semester begins, to allow ample time to work toward the required score. The minimum required score of 85% must be met by Tuesday, September 3rd, 7 AM or else you will be dropped from CH301.
How long is my ALEKS Chemistry score valid?
The score is valid for one semester. After that, the score expires and ALEKS Chemistry must be re-purchased and the assessment retaken.