Class of 2020 (Summer/Fall 2016 Admits): Your Readiness information will be available after May 1, 2016. The information contained here is ONLY for continuing UT students and Spring 2016 admits.


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ALEKS ASSESSMENT, PRINT AND SAVE A SCREENSHOT SHOWING YOUR ALEKS PIE AND SCORE.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS IN FUTURE SEMESTERS.  IF YOU REQUEST THIS FROM THE CNS DEAN’S OFFICE THERE WILL BE A $10 CHARGE FOR A PRINT OUT.  MANY COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS MAY REQUEST THIS FROM YOU FOR THEIR COURSES TAKEN AT A LATER DATE.


                                                                                                           
ALEKS CHEMISTRY

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 Spring 2016 are required to meet a minimum score of 85 on ALEKS Chemistry. Students may register for CH301 prior to fulfilling the ALEKS prerequisite, the department will verify that you have met the prerequisite requirements by the drop deadline.

For incoming and continuing students who already know that they plan to take CH301 this Spring, feel free to get started on your Chemistry ALEKS. If you are unsure whether or not you will take CH301 in the spring, do not purchase the ALEKS Chemistry assessment until after Orientation or Registration Advising. No refunds will be issued. You will have an opportunity to meet with your academic advisor at Orientation and determine your spring course schedule.

Students taking CH301 in Spring must earn an 85% or higher on ALEKS Chemistry by 11:59pm on Tuesday, January 19th 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:

  • Your initial assessment must be completed in one sitting, set aside 1.5 to 2 hours to complete to the best of your ability.
  • After completing your initial assessment, you may work in the learning modules, where you will complete practice problems to raise your overall score.
  • Your score of 85% must be on file prior to the Spring drop deadline of 11:59pm on Tuesday, January 19th or you will be dropped from CH301. 
  • Many incoming first-year students have not taken Chemistry recently, and consequently spend several hours in the learning modules to reach 85%. Please plan accordingly to allow as much as possible to be best prepared for CH301 at UT.
  • You may use scratch paper and pencil.
  • A calculator and necessary tables will be provided by ALEKS when needed, please do not use your own.
  • You may not use books, other materials, the Internet, or consult with anyone during the assessment.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ADDITION TO ALEKS, THERE IS A MATH PRE-/CO-REQUISITE TO TAKE CH301 – PLEASE REVIEW THE COURSE SCHEDULE FOR FULL PREREQUISITE INFORMATION FOR CH301.