Placement Result

Your placement result (overall score) is a number between 0 and 100. It represents the percentage of topics ALEKS has identified you have mastered. The course placement is determined as follows.

Course # Course Name


Math ACT

Math SAT

  See the note below  < 30  < 16  < 460
Math 002 Intermediate Mathematics 30-45 16-21 460-530
Math 101 College Algebra 46-60 22-25 540-600
Math 104 Precalculus Mathematics 46-60 22-25 540-600
Math 103 Trigonometry 61-75 26-27 610-650
Math 105 Introduction to Topics in Math 61-75 26-27 610-650
Math 115 Calculus I 61-75 26-27 610-650
Math 365 Elementary Statistics 61-75 26-27 610-650
Math 125 Calculus I (STEM) 76-100 28-36 660-800

Note: Your score indicates your math skills need review. Please work through the ALEKS learning modules and retake the assessment to improve your score.

View your scores:

  • You will receive your score immediately upon completion of your Placement Assessment.
  • Your ALEKS score can be viewed by re-entering ALEKS using the same access link for which you took the Placement Assessment.
  • Within 24 hours after you take the assessment, your scores are automatically added to your student profile, which is accessible by your advisor.
  • Your scores will be verified by the math department before the semester begins.

You can retake the Placement Assessment to try to improve your score:

After your initial attempt, you can take the Placement Assessments four more times. However, you must wait 24 hours and complete a minimum of 3 hours of work in the Prep and Learning Modules before starting the 2nd Placement Assessment. After the second attempt, you must wait 24 hours and complete a minimum of 5 hours of work in the Prep and Learning Modules between Placement Assessments. For more information, see the Prep and Learning Modules. Your highest score will be used to determine your mathematics course placement.


Your assessment score will be automatically added into the system within 24 hours after you take the assessment. After that, you should be able to enroll in the math course you have been placed in at KU's Enroll & Pay. You can discuss your score and placement with the math academic advisor. View math placement information here.

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