ALEKS Scores & Placement

Your academic advisor will use your score on the ALEKS assessment to determine your placement in UNI math, physics, chemistry and business 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
  • MATH 1420: Calculus I
Prep for Calculus
  • MATH 1130: Trigonometry
  • MATH 1140: Pre-calculus
  • MATH 1150: Calculus for Technology
Prep for Pre-calculus
  • ECON 2090:  Decision Analytics (required prerequisite for this course is STAT 1772: Introduction to Statistical Methods; MGMT 2080: Introduction to Information Systems ( corequisite) or PHYSICS 1701: Physics I for Science and Engineering)
  • ECON 1011: Statistics for Business Analytics (required prerequisite for this course is STAT 1772: Introduction to Statistical Methods)
  • CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I
Prep for Pre-calculus
  • STAT 1772: Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • STAT 1780: Introduction to Data Science

(Communication Sciences and Disorders majors may have >45%) 

Prep for College Algebra
  • MATH 1160: Calling Hogwash: Mathematics for Critical Thinking
  • MATH 1110: Analysis for Business Students
  • MATH 1120: Mathematics for Biological Sciences
Prep for College Algebra
  • MATH 1000: Exploring Social Justice Issues through Mathematic
  • PHYSICS 1511: General Physics I
Prep for Intermediate Algebra
  • 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.