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ALEKS Math Placement Exam:

Applicants must complete the Math Placement Exam before application will be reviewed.  Instructions for taking the exam are below.

The ALEKS system is fully automated and is adaptive. The first questions asked will be drawn from across the curriculum, and may be too easy or too hard. As the assessment proceeds, your answers will be used to give the system an idea of your knowledge, and it will gradually focus the questioning in an individually appropriate way. By the end of the assessment you should find the questions generally challenging but reasonable for your individual level of knowledge. The length of the assessment runs approximately from 20-40 questions. The exact number of questions will vary due to the adaptive mechanism just described. It is likely that you will be asked questions on material you have not yet learned. On such questions, it is appropriate to answer, “I don’t know.” On any question that you have familiarity with, however, it is important to do your best. “I don’t know” is interpreted by ALEKS to mean that you do not know the topic, and this will be reflected in the assessment results.


To access ALEKS, go to the main ALEKS web page at:


Before you enroll, press the “DOWNLOADS” link at the upper right. Follow the instructions to install some necessary software on your computer. You may have to restart your browser.

To enroll and start using the system, go once more to and click on the link “SIGN UP NOW!” (Upper left).  Next, on the left hand side, enter the following course code:




You will need to have this Course Code as well as your ECU ID (which can be found on OneStop under “Tools” under the “What is my ECU (Banner) ID?”) in order to register.

The remaining steps to get into ALEKS are self-explanatory. Once you are in the system, ALEKS will give you a tutorial on how to use the system. Pay close attention to how the system wants you to input your answers.  After that, it runs you through the Math Placement Exam.