About ALEKS - Math Placement

About Math Placement (ALEKS)

Doing well in your math course(s) at Michigan Tech is critical to your success in future courses required for your major. To place you in the most appropriate math course, Michigan Tech places students based on results from the ALEKS Placement Assessment. All incoming students are required to take ALEKS unless you have qualifying AP, IB, or CLEP scores or have earned a 'C' or higher in College Algebra or higher at another college or university.

The online placement assessment will be open from May 1 to June 30. During this time, incoming students will take an initial assessment in ALEKS. If you do not reach the required score to place into your recommended first math course, we expect you to use the Prep and Learning Module to work on material you need to improve on before taking a second and/or third assessment to reach your goal course.

There is a $25 free for the ALEKS placement assessment(s) and Prep and Learning Module. You must access (and pay for) ALEKS through your MyMichiganTech account to ensure scores are properly reported.

We're in the process of revising our information about ALEKS for 2015. Watch your mail and email for more information. More details will be available online in early April.

If you have questions before then, email Ann Humes, Director of First Year Math, at mathplacement@mtu.edu.