Immediately after completing the ALEKS assessment, you will be
shown a pie chart that indicates your percentage score on the ALEKS
What math course am I eligible to take?
Please check the chart below to determine what math course you
are eligible to take:
|Course #||Course Name||Min. Score||Range |
Excursions in Math 1
Excursions in Math 2
Investigating Contemporary Issues Using Mathematics and
|MTH0150||Algebra (0 credits)||30%||30-44|
|MTH0110||Basic Math (0 credits)|| ||0-29|
Please see the MSMC Undergraduate Catalog for
descriptions of these courses.
Please note that Basic Math and Algebra are 0-credit courses,
meaning they do not count towards the 120-credits required to
graduate. Both of these are considered developmental courses.
Students placing into either of these courses may also be
restricted from taking certain courses within their chosen major.
Developmental courses (MATH 0110 and 0150) offer credit
equivalency. This way, if you are enrolled in a developmental
course, your status as a full-time student is not affected and you
remain eligible for financial aid. However, these courses do not
offer credit toward a degree.
To summarize, students must achieve a score of 75% or greater to
place into Calculus I, 61% or greater to place into Precalculus,
and 45% is the minimum score to place into any credit-bearing math
Do you wish to retake the ALEKS assessment to try to
improve your score?
You will have a total of two attempts to take the ALEKS
assessment, and you must wait a minimum of 48 hours between
assessments. If you plan to retake the assessment, you will have to
spend a minimum of three hours in the Prep and Learning Module
through ALEKS between assessments. Login to ALEKS to begin using the