Mathematics provides the foundation for many of the science, business, and professional courses you will take during your college years. Most students are required to take at least one math course to earn a degree. We want you to succeed.
The UAF Math Placement Assessment is through ALEKS. It is a fully automated, adaptive system that covers material from Basic Math through Precalculus and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. After the assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material, and to improve placement and eventual course outcomes. You have the opportunity to re-test up to four times.
Once you begin the placement test you will have 72 hours to complete the test or you will have to start over.
All students are strongly encouraged to spend several hours using the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module. Even if you have achieved placement in your desired course, time spent in ALEKS will better prepare you for your upcoming course and ultimately lead to better grades.
Your results are reported to you immediately after the exam so you know what classes will be available to you during registration.
Your score will be available to your advisor in approximately one business day.
View the UAF Math Placement scoring table.
Who Needs to Take the Test