ALEKS Placement Testing
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.
WVU offers ALEKS through eCampus, which is accessible to admitted students through your WVU Portal.
Do I need ALEKS?
Reasons that ALEKS is your option:
- You don’t have SAT or ACT scores that place you into a math and/or chemistry course
- You would like to challenge your SAT or ACT scores to improve your placement
- You do not have prior prerequisite coursework
- Your major requires College Algebra or higher and you place below the minimum required course
Request ALEKS Placement
We will begin accepting ALEKS requests four days before registration begins. Testing will begin on the first day of registration and will end on the third day of the add/drop period. View these important dates on the Office of the University Registrar's calendar.
Once submitted, your request will be processed within 2-3 days. You will receive an email to your WVU MIX account directly from the Mathematics Department's firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Please note: all correspondence will be sent to your WVU MIX email and not your personal email account.