The Office of Undergraduate Education

ALEKS Math Assessment

UT Dallas uses the ALEKS Assessment to optimize the placement of students in their first math course. The ALEKS Assessment is offered by McGraw Hill, an educational knowledge and publishing company. ALEKS isn't a traditional exam. It's an assessment tool to help you find the course where you'll have the best chance to succeed. ALEKS also offers a guided learning program to help you improve your math skills and potentially improve your score. The assessment is an open format that does not use multiple choice questions; students may find the experience substantially different from many standardized examinations. The assessment is 2 hours. Only proctored assessments are valid for placement into UT Dallas math courses. WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO BOOKMARK THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU NO LONGER NEED ALEKS. For questions email

ALEKS Math Placement FAQ

  • Do I need ALEKS?
  • Disability Accommodations
  • I took the AP, IB, or CLEP test
  • I took dual enrollment math or have taken college math classes
  • I need to take ALEKS
  • STEP 1: Paying for the ALEKS Assessment
  • STEP 2: Unproctored for practice ALEKS Assessment
  • STEP 3: Prep and Learning Modules
  • STEP 4: Proctored ALEKS assessment basic information
  • ALEKS Math Placement Score Table
  • I just finished ALEKS and have a proctored score. Why can't I register?
  • How can I remove the ALEKS To-Do list item?
  • ALEKS technical support
  • The answers I need aren't here
  • Updated: October 3, 2022