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Math Placement

Interpreting Your Results

Your Score on the ALEKS

Immediately after completing ALEKS, you will be shown a pie chart which indicates your % score (Placement Results) on the ALEKS assessment. You can log back in to ALEKS to view your Placement Results at a later time.

Your ALEKS assessment score will be entered into the UMKC system 2-3 business days after taking the exam. You will be able to enroll in a Math course once scores have been entered into the system.

Keep in mind that ALEKS assessment scores expire after approximately 7 months. Students must have a valid minimum ALEKS assessment score in order to remain in a course.

What Math Course Am I Eligible to Take?

After you have completed the ALEKS assessment, please use the table below to determine what Math course you are eligible to take. Please note that regardless of your ALEKS score, you can take Math 116 (Mathematics for Liberal Arts).

Course Prerequisite

Math 110 with Math 109
Precalculus Algebra WITH Precalculus Algebra Fundamentals

ALEKS assessment score of 35% or higher, OR
ACT score of 18 or higher

Math 110
Precalculus Algebra

B- or higher grade in Math 100, OR
ALEKS assessment score of 51% or higher OR
ACT math score of 22 or higher.

Math 116
Mathematics for Liberal Arts

None

Math 120
Precalculus

B- or higher grade in Math 100, OR
ALEKS assessment score of 56% or higher OR
ACT math score of 24 or higher.

Math 125
Trigonometry

C- or higher grade in Math 110, OR
ALEKS assessment score of 63% or higher.

Math 206
Brief Calculus with Matrix Algebra

C- or higher grade in Math 110, OR
ALEKS assessment score of 63% or higher.

Math 210
Calculus I

C- or higher grade in Math 120 OR
C- or higher grades in Math 110 & Math 125, OR
ALEKS assessment score of 76% or higher.

Math 216
Calculus for Biological Sciences

C- or higher grade in Math 120 OR
C- or higher grades in Math 110 & Math 125, OR
ALEKS assessment score of 76% or higher.

Math 244
Math for Teachers: Calculus

C- or higher grade in Math 120 OR
C- or higher grades in Math 110 & Math 125, OR
ALEKS assessment score of 76% or higher.

Stat 235
Elementary Statistics

C- or higher grade in Math 110, OR
ALEKS assessment score of 61% or higher.

 

Also, consider the following:

  • Have you earned the minimum score needed to register for your desired course? If so, you should log in to Pathway and enroll in your math course for the upcoming semester. (Note that it takes approximately 2 business days after completion of your ALEKS assessment for UMKC system to recognize your ALEKS score as a valid prerequisite.)
    • If you need any assistance with registration, please contact your academic advisor via the "Connect" tab in Blackboard.
       
  • Do you wish to retake the ALEKS assessment to try to improve your score? If you plan to retake the assessment, you should spend some time reviewing before you repeat the assessment. You have access to a 6-week Prep and Learning Package through ALEKS which you can use to review and study. Login to ALEKS to begin using the package.
     
  • Do you have questions about what Math course is appropriate for you to take? Please login to Connect (through Blackboard) for guidance from your advisor about your mathematics course placement.


If you experience problems when taking the ALEKS, please contact ALEKS customer support.


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