The Office of Undergraduate Education

Math Placement at UT Dallas

Math courses at UT Dallas are rigorous and professors expect that students placed in the course are capable of meeting the demands of the material. These expectations may differ from students’ experiences in high school math courses. Therefore, it is necessary that students are placed into the appropriate level of mathematics.

Whether you are a new freshman, transfer, or continuing student, students can be placed into math courses only by satisfying the pre-requisite requirements. You can see all of the pre-requisite requirements here:

New students, both freshmen and transfer, as well as continuing students may use college math credit taken in several ways for math placement. Credit can be applied through completion of credit by exam including AP, IB, and CLEP.

AP Credit:

IB Credit:

CLEP Credit:

Credit can also be applied using math courses taken here, for continuing students, or at another college or university with a grade of C or better and transferred here.

Transfer Credit:

ALEKS is also used as a pre-requisite for certain math courses. ALEKS is a dynamic assessment designed to help determine the optimal math course for a student’s current math knowledge. It is an open format that does not use multiple choice questions. Any student wanting to use ALEKS to place into a math course should consult the undergraduate catalog, linked above, to verify that ALEKS can be used as a pre-requisite for the math course desired. Our ALEKS webpage includes testing information, score placement thresholds, FAQ and link to payment.

Click here for information on the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment Exam