Undergraduate students must demonstrate math proficiency before registering for math classes at UMSL. The Mathematics and Statistics department offers a convenient online placement test called ALEKS. Undergraduates are advised to take this online exam before attending international student orientation.

I am a ... Do I Need to Take the ALEKS Test?

First-year student

Yes, all freshmen are advised to take the ALEKS test before orientation.

Exchange student

ALEKS is only required if you will take courses with math prerequisites during your time at UMSL.

Transfer undergraduate

ALEKS is only required if you will take math courses or courses with math prerequisites during your time at UMSL.

To determine if you must take the test, or to review course requirements, visit the ALEKS page.

 

Taking the Test Online


For more information or to complete the ALEKS placement exam, go to: exam page and sign in with your SSO ID.