Math Placement Test

The ALEKS math placement test is carefully designed to assess math ability and correctly place students into a UC math course. Most students are able to take the ALEKS from home through the test portal. You will need your 6+2 to access the ALEKS portal. If you prefer to take the ALEKS in the Testing Services office, please contact our office to check availability. You may visit the Math Department's website for additional information about the ALEKS math placement test.

ALEKS Frequently Asked Questions

Before you take the ALEKS for the First Time, please make sure you read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provided by the Office of Academic Advising.

ALEKS Retake Information

The ALEKS is used to ensure that students are placed correctly into their first math course. If you believe that the results of your initial ALEKS test do not accurately reflect your math abilities you may retake the exam unproctored up to five (5) times. Your highest ALEKS score will be the one that is used for your math placement.

In-Person Testing

You can take the ALEKS up to 5 times unproctored from any location, at no cost. Nevertheless, you can choose to test at our testing lab for a fee. You will only be actively proctored on your 6th attempt. UC ID is required.

Walk-in testing is available throughout the year at the office of Testing Services in French Hall West. It is recommended to call the morning of the desired testing date to check availability and hours. (513)556-7173.

Students who are not able to come to UC's campus may secure a proctor in their area by completing the Proctor Request Form. You will need to contact the testing site directly to schedule and pay any applicable fees, once you hear from UC Testing Services that your proctor was approved.