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ALEKS Scores and Placement

Your academic advisor will use your score on the ALEKS assessment to determine your placement in UNI math and physics courses. If you would like to improve your score, work through the ALEKS online review module in order to prepare for the next level math course.  After building your skills through the module, re-take the assessment.  Review the ALEKS FAQ web page for information on how much time you'll need to spend working through the review module before each re-take will open for you. 

Refer to the table below for information on which ALEKS scores correspond with readiness for specific UNI math, physics, chemistry, and business courses, and which review module is designed to build skills for each level. Note that ALEKS will automatically assign you to the appropriate review module based on your initial ALEKS assessment score.

 

 

ALEKS Score

 

Class to be enrolled in

 

ALEKS review module to

prepare for this level

>76%

MATH 1420: Calculus I

 

Prep for Calculus

 

>61%

MATH 1130: Trigonometry

MATH 1140: Pre-calculus

MATH 1150: Calculus for Technology

 

Prep for Pre-calculus

>55%

ECON 1021:  Decision Analytics (required prerequisite for this course is STAT 1772: Introduction to Statistical Methods)

ECON 1011: Statistics for Business Analytics (required prerequisite for this course is STAT 1772: Introduction to Statistical Methods)

Prep for Pre-calculus

>50%

STAT 1772: Introduction to Statistical Methods

(Communication Sciences and Disorders majors may have >45%

Prep for College Algebra

>46%

MATH 1110: Analysis for Business Students

MATH 1120: Mathematics for Biological Sciences

Prep for College Algebra

>45%

PHYSICS 1511: General Physics I

CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I

Prep for Intermediate Algebra

<45%

 

MATH 1100: Mathematics in Decision Making

MATH 1204: Mathematical Reasoning for Teaching I

MATH 0100: Intermediate Algebra

 

If your ALEKS score is 41 or below AND your ACT Math score is 17 or below, you are strongly recommended to enroll in MATH 0100 Intermediate Algebra to maximize your success in math and your major of choice.