Mathematical Sciences

Taking ALEKS

The ALEKS assessment is open from May 1 to June 30.

You must access the online assessment through your MyMichiganTech account using the link in your Checklist on the Prospective Student tab. You will also need the ALEKS password provided in your Checklist.

Domestic Students

Your MyMichiganTech username and password were provided with your acceptance materials. If you’ve misplaced your login information, contact the Admissions staff at 888-688-1885 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EDT). Or fill out this short form and we will connect with you.

International Students

Use the login information provided at time of application. For assistance, email the International Programs and Services office.

After the Assessment

Taking the ALEKS assessment through your MyMichiganTech account allows your highest ALEKS score to be received on campus and tied to your student record.

Course schedules for all incoming students are prepared on campus in mid-July. The highest placement score you’ve earned by June 30 will determine your math placement. Your ALEKS score is only valid as a prerequisite for your first math course at Michigan Tech.

Never fear; if you were admitted to Michigan Tech after mid-July, your course schedule will be prepared by Orientation week.

All students will have a full course schedule by the start of the fall semester.

Cost and Payment Information

There is a non-refundable fee of $25 plus tax ($26.50 total) to take the online ALEKS Math Placement Assessment. The fee covers:

  • Your initial assessment, plus the option to retake the assessment up to two additional times to improve your course placement if you did not place into your recommended first math course.
  • An online Prep and Learning Module to help you prepare for another assessment or to improve your skills for your first math course at Michigan Tech.

You need a credit card to register for the assessment. If you do not have a credit card, you must purchase a pre-paid Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express in the amount of $26.50 at a retailer near you. It is not possible to put this fee on your Michigan Tech student bill, and financial aid will not cover this cost. You must pay ALEKS directly.

Remember, starting in a math course that is below your recommended first math course means you may increase your time to graduate to a minimum of 10 semesters (five years). The ALEKS test fee of $25 plus tax can save you time and additional tuition.