Courses in the College of Natural Sciences are demanding. To help you prepare for college-level chemistry courses at UT Austin, the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) and the Department of Chemistry require an ALEKS online assessment. The assessment provides computer-based support as you review topics in preparation for CH301. Once your CH301 class starts, your instructor will assume you know all of the material included in the ALEKS Chemistry Assessment.
All students registering for CH301 in Summer or Fall 2015 are required to meet a minimum score of 85 on ALEKS Chemistry. For students who already know that they plan to take CH301 this Fall, we recommend that you complete the initial ALEKS Chemistry assessment prior to Orientation. If you are unsure whether or not you will take CH301 in the fall, do not purchase the ALEKS Chemistry assessment until after Orientation. No refunds will be issued. You will have an opportunity to meet with your academic advisor at Orientation and determine your fall course schedule.
Once you purchase the ALEKS Chemistry assessment, you will have up to one long semester to work in the learning modules to improve your score. Students taking CH301 in Fall must earn an 85 or higher on ALEKS Chemistry by 11:59pm on August 23rd or you will be dropped from the course.
Click here to purchase the ALEKS Chemistry assessment (you will need your EID and a credit card).
Once purchased, you may access the ALEKS Chemistry Assessment here. Please note the following guidelines: