Placement and Testing

All incoming first-year students must complete the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment before attending orientation and enrolling in classes, including incoming first-year students who have already received AP math credit. Transfer students are also required to take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment unless they have transferred an equivalent prerequisite course for the ASU mathematics course they intend to take. If you think you have a course that you can transfer in, check and use the Transfer Credit Guide. It is recommended that all students take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment just in case their course doesn’t count as an equivalent prerequisite.

Once you've begun the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment, you have two hours to complete it. You cannot save your place and come back to the test. Please allow 24-48 hours for your score to appear on My ASU.

Your advisor will review your placement test score and your major math requirements to determine the appropriate math course for you.

How to take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment