You are placed in appropriate math courses based on departmental criteria. SAT or ACT math scores are one method of determining course placement. However, as an alternative criteria or if you are uncertain about your math skill level, you may elect to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment to determine placement. The ALEKS placement assessment takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. The test is optional, free of charge, and may be taken anywhere for your first attempt. The placement test only determines where you begin your math sequence. You cannot earn credit in any math courses by taking this test. Once you have taken a math placement exam, you will need to contact your academic advisor for help in interpreting your placement test scores.
For more information on placement procedures and preparation for the exam, please visit
To access and complete the ALEKS Placement Assessment:
1. Go to my.bsu.edu.
2. Log in with your Ball State username and password.
3. Select the ALEKS user agreement. You will see a screen that shows your Ball State and ALEKS accounts together. Select "Continue."
4. You will see an indication that you are enrolled in:
*Class: 2015 Orientation, All Year 2015
*School: Ball State University
5. Select "Continue" to your ALEKS class, and you will be at the beginning of the assessment. A brief survey and tutorial on how to enter your responses will precede the actual assessment.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ball State University
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