ALEKS is a web-based Math test that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses. ALEKS consists of approximately 30 free response questions and can take 60-90 minutes to complete. ALEKS may assess your abilities in any of these subjects:
Equations & inequalities
Linear and quadratic functions
Exponents & polynomials
Exponentials and logarithms
Geometry & trigonometry
The test results will be used to determine the most appropriate courses for each student as they move forward with college coursework. After taking the exam, students should meet with their advisor to review their results and enroll in the best classes based on their score. However, if you are an incoming freshman signed up for Forge, you will meet with an advisor on your orientation date.
Students that are required to take ALEKS may take one un-proctored practice test, if they wish. Since it is an un-proctored exam, the score received will not count toward satisfying remediation requirements. Once the un-proctored is completed, study modules will be made available to help students prepare for proctored attempts. Please note, there is no way to go back and take an un-proctored practice exam once you have taken an official proctored exam. You may take your un-proctored practice attempt by selecting the 'ALEKS PORTAL' located at the bottom of this page.
Once an un-proctored exam has been completed, you may register to take your proctored attempt. A proctored attempt must be taken at UCO and supervised by Testing Services. A proctored attempt will count toward meeting remediation requirements. To register or see walk-in times, follow the directions below.
You will need to know your UCONNECT username and password that you received in your admission letter email in order to login below. If you do not remember, please contact the IT support desk (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 405-974-2255).
Students that are required to take placement exams for admissions purposes must pass the ACCUPLACER English/Reading exams in order to be admitted.
Once admitted, you will need to return to complete your ALEKS Math placement exam. The reason for this is that you will need UCONNECT credentials in order access the un-proctored exam and study modules, but you cannot be given credentials until you are admitted.
If you are not sure if this applies to you, please contact the UCO Office of Admissions, 405-974-2727.
The University of Central Oklahoma complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations must make their request by contacting Disability Support Services (DSS), 405-974-2516. DSS is located in the Nigh University Center, Room 309.
Once accommodations have been approved, you must contact Testing Services to make arrangements for testing. Do not attempt to access study materials for ALEKS or register until you have spoken with Testing Services.
First proctored attempt: Click on the "Register" button and select “Placement Exams” from the “Choose a group” menu. Select "Placement Exams" from the “Choose an exam” menu. Follow the prompts to complete registration.
Second or third proctored attempt: Click on the "Register" button and select “Placement Exams” from the “Choose a group” menu. Select “RETEST ALEKS” from the “Choose an exam” menu. After submitting payment, please CALL 405-974-2388 to schedule an appointment.