UT Math Assessment
If you need special assistance completing the assessment contact: ALEKS Help Request (512) 471-3797
ALEKS Math Learning Modules (Available only after purchasing UT CNS Math Readiness Package and completing the initial assessment)
Quest Math Learning Modules (Available only after purchasing the UT CNS Math Readiness Package)
|Frequently Asked Questions About the UT Math Assessment|
All incoming CNS students must complete ALEKS Math, the online portion of the UT Math Assessment prior to June 1. A second UT Math Assessment will take place during the morning of day 2 of orientation. You must earn the minimum score by 11:59pm on Sunday, August 25th on ALEKS Math or you will be dropped from your Math class.
The UT Math Assessment is used to determine the mathematics course in which students at the University of Texas will have the greatest success. Upon completion of the assessments your scores are sent to your academic advisor. Your advisor will review your scores and make appropriate recommendations for course registration.
ALEKS Math is a fully automated, adaptive system that covers a broad spectrum of high school level mathematics. The length of the assessment runs from 20 to 35 questions. Thus, you will see some, but not all, of the math you have learned in high school. It is a placement exam, not a preview of math courses at UT.
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The SAT Subject Test in Math is no longer required for students in the College of Natural Sciences and will not be used for math placement.
All incoming students must take ALEKS Math. AP, IB and CLEP scores will still be used for credit (and placement in some circumstances). This is for your benefit as it will allow you to see whether there are any areas you might want to consider reviewing before the semester begins.
Is ALEKS 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 initial ALEKS math assessment has a time limit of 1.5 hours.
Your score is required for placing into certain UT math courses. Your score does not grant you course credit. Your ALEKS score is valid for UT Austin only.
Every UT student enrolled in one of the below courses is required to obtain a minimum ALEKS Math placement score by midnight on August 25th of at least:
* score not required for M316 or SSC courses with credit of calculus or precalculus; SSC students may use previous ALEKS score of 30% or higher.
Those students enrolled in Math 303D, 305G, 310T, 316, 408K, 408N, 408C or 410T or SSC 302, 303, 304, 305, or 306 or CS 312 are required to obtain a minimum ALEKS assessment score by midnight August 25th. Therefore if you do not reach the minimum score on your first attempt, you can work to improve your score or enroll in the class that you are prepared for based on your current Math placement score. Students who do not have the required score by the deadline will be dropped from the course and could lose their place in class.
Once you have taken the ALEKS Math assessment, your score will be valid for registering in the next long semester (fall or spring) only. After that semester, your score will expire, and, if an ALEKS Math score is a prerequisite for a course you wish to take, you will need to take the assessment again.