Math Placement Overview
The math placement requirement may be satisfied by meeting one of the options below. Refer to the tables below or the Math Placement Guide for more information. If you do not have one of these, complete an ALEKS assessment remotely using Proctor U, or in-person at a campus Testing Center. Appointments are required for in-person testing.
- Satisfactory high school cumulative GPA and math course grade combination for
- Current high school students (grades 10-12)
- High school graduates within the last five years
- Satisfactory ACT or SAT math scores (test date within the last five years)
- Earned associate degree, bachelor’s degree or higher
- Grade of C or better in college-level math from an accredited institution
Students who meet one or more of the options above will be placed as follows:
Math Placement Options, Table 1
Math Placement Options, Table 2
|0 - 13||*||*||Math 0910 and ZBMT 1033|
|14 - 29||*||*||Math 0955, †1100, 1190+0930, 1240+0940
†Math 1100: College-level English eligibility is required for these ALEKS scores.
|0 - 20||0 - 519||Take the Placement Test|
|30 - 45||21||520 - 529||Math 0965, 1100, 1190, 1240|
|46 - 60||22 - 25||530 - 589||Math 1370, 1410, 1470, 1530, 153H|
|61 - 67||26 - 27||590 - 629||Math 1490, 1580|
|68 - 75||*||*||Math 1480, 1540, 154H|
|76 - 100||28 - 36||630 - 800||Math 1610, 161H|
|*||28 - 36||630 - 800||Math 2010|
* Measure is not used for placement
If none of the above applies to you, complete an ALEKS assessment for math placement
ALEKS identifies your math strengths and weaknesses. After completing an assessment you have access to an individualized learning plan in the program which offers a way for students to learn at their own pace. By working in ALEKS, you will improve your skills and may also improve your math course placement.
The Math Placement Test process using ALEKS consists of the following steps:
- Unproctored Placement Assessment (Optional) - Complete a practice test from home.
- Prep and Learning Module (Optional) - Use your individualized learning plan in ALEKS to practice before your proctored assessment.
- Proctored Placement Assessment - Take your official placement test remotely using Proctor U, or in-person at a campus Testing Center.
- Prep and Learning Module - Use your individualized learning plan in ALEKS to practice.
- Reassessment - Practice in ALEKS for five hours to unlock your next assessment.
If you are satisfied with your placement after your initial proctored assessment, you can register for the math course you qualify for based on your academic program requirements. A counselor can help you determine which courses are required for your program of study.
If you are not satisfied with your placement after your initial proctored assessment, take advantage of our math support! Virtual and in-person support is available while you work in the Prep and Learning Module.
Do not use any outside resources, including a personal calculator, during your unproctored Aleks assessment. You may use the built-in calculator that appears on certain questions during the test.
Watch a short video to see how ALEKS works:
Math Placement Test Overview
Students have a choice to take their Math Placement Test remotely using Proctor U, or in-person at a campus Testing Center. Please click a link below for more information:
A Tri-C math coach will contact you to connect you with math support to help you while you work in ALEKS and prepare for your next assessment. You can do it! Our math coaches are here to help you succeed.