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ALEKS Placement Testing

WVU offers ALEKS through eCampus, which is accessible to admitted students through your WVU Portal. You must request ALEKS placement to begin.

What is ALEKS?

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a testing platform used to measure the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s mathematical knowledge. ALEKS is an adaptive test with advanced AI technology used to determine each individual’s knowledge space. While the score you receive from ALEKS is a percentage of your comprehensive mathematical knowledge, it is not merely a score of 25/30 questions. Each question asked will test multiple objectives, determining mistakes and problem-solving capabilities.

Do I need ALEKS? 

Reasons that ALEKS is your option:

  • You are a newly admitted first-time freshman for the summer or fall 2023 term at WVU.
  • You are a transfer student who does not have prerequisite coursework or a transferrable ALEKS score.
  • You are a current student without prerequisite coursework or prior math placement.
  • Current WVU students must work with their academic adviser to determine eligibility to take ALEKS.

Request ALEKS Placement

Once submitted, your request will be processed within 2-3 days. You will receive an email directly from the Mathematics Department's email address.

To request ALEKS, chose the link that applies to you:

Accessibility and Academic Integrity 

  • High school IEP and 504 plans do not apply to ALEKS testing. Please contact the  WVU Office of Accessibility to inquire about accommodations.
  • WVU adheres to the highest standards related to academic integrity, and our  Academic Dishonesty policy applies to ALEKS testing. There is no benefit to inflating or deflating your abilities on the ALEKS math assessment. Incorrect placement can delay graduation and negatively affect your GPA. Dishonest work on this assessment causes many problems, including placement into a course that is not appropriate for your current level of knowledge.

Are ALEKS scores transferrable?

ALEKS scores may be transferrable if you have taken the assessment while in high school or at another institution.

  • You must have taken the proctored version of the assessment within the last two years.
  • Scores are transferred to the WVU Office of Admissions through the ALEKS portal.
  • If the  Send Results option is not available in the ALEKS portal, then your high school or institution does not permit you to share your results.
  • First-time freshmen applicants who took ALEKS to enroll in WVU ACCESS courses are required to retest.

Need assistance?

Please contact for assistance with the ALEKS assessment, remediation, or eCampus access.