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Demonstrate your abilities in Math and Chemistry.

 

A Math (UTMA) and Chemistry (ALEKS) assessment are required at The University of Texas at Austin to ensure that students enroll in courses that best fit their abilities and degree requirements.


UT Math Assessment (UTMA)

 

All new, incoming freshman students admitted into The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) are required to purchase the Math Readiness Package.  

 

REGARDLESS OF POSSIBLE TRANSFERRED CREDITS, Every new, incoming CNS student is required to purchase the Math Readiness Package and take the UTMA

 

CNS students are not exempt as we use the UTMA for advising for other Math and Science courses including Chemistry and Physics. 


The Math Readiness Package includes a warm up assessment, learning modules, and access to the online proctored UT Math Assessment. 


Non-CNS students are exempt if they are a new, incoming freshman AND:

  • Have AP or IB test scores sufficient to claim credit for first semester calculus.
  • Scored 30 or higher on the ACT Math, or 670 or higher on the SAT Quantitative within the past year*.
  • Have credit for M 305G (Preparation for Calculus) with a B- or higher.

*May 1, 2019 until present


 

DO I NEED TO TAKE THE UTMA?

 

College of Natural Sciences

Yes.* 

CNS students are not exempt as we use the UTMA for advising for other Math and Science courses including Chemistry and Physics. 

 

*International students/TAMS students/Transfer students with calculus credit are not required to take the UTMA.


 

Cockrell School of Engineering:

Yes, if you scored between a 620-669 on the SAT Quantitative, and do not meet an exemption. 

 

Jackson School of Geosciences:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 

McCombs School of Business:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 

Liberal Arts majors in Economics and majors in BS Psychology:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 

Undergraduate Studies majors planning to transfer into any colleges/majors listed above:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 

Students who intend to pursue health sciences or any other degree that may require Calculus:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 


Students are limited to two attempts in the summer and two attempts per long semester (Fall & Spring). 


Click here or on the gray Math Assessment button to your right to learn more and get started with the Math Readiness Package.


ALEKS Chemistry Assessment

 

Students planning to take CH 301 (Principles of Chemistry I) are required to purchase and complete the ALEKS Chemistry Assessment to place into the course.  You will have the opportunity to discuss what courses you will register for with an academic advisor at orientation.

 

Not all incoming majors will take CH 301. 

 

 (NO REFUNDs can be issued for this service.) 

 DO NOT PURCHASE THE ALEKS CHEMISTRY ASSESSMENT unless you are certain that you will enroll in CH 301. 

 

 The ALEKS modules expire after 12 weeks and a new assessment is required each time you enroll in CH 301.

 


Click here or on the burnt orange Chemistry Assessment button to your right to learn more about ALEKS Chemistry.