The campus has moved to a fully online math placement test, ALEKS Placement Assessment.

The University of Missouri - Saint Louis requires an ALEKS mathematics placement assessment to determine readiness for various courses. The ALEKS Placement Assessment covers material from Basic Math through Precalculus and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. After the assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material, and to improve placement and eventual course outcomes.  There is no fee or registration required.  In case you are not satisfied with your score on the ALEKS assessment, you will be given the chance to take the assessment up to five times.  In most cases, your score assessment will determine your math course placement. 

For additional information, please visit the campus testing center website.


Prerequisites for entry Mathematics courses

Last update: 06/02/2020

In order to enroll in entry-level college Mathematics courses, a student must demonstrate appropriate background mathematical knowledge and skills. Depending upon the course, there are multiple ways of demonstrating this knowledge.

For additional information on the ALEKS math placement exam, visit the campus testing center website.

The following table provides the current math placement requirements for the indicated courses.

Course Prerequisites

MATH 1020

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman, OR  >=25% on ALEKS,  obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1021

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman, OR >=25% on ALEKS,  obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1025

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman, OR >=25% on ALEKS,  obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1026

A score of 15 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman, OR >=25% on ALEKS,  obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1030

A score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman, OR  >=45% on ALEKS,  obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1035

A grade of C- or higher in MATH 1030 or concurrent registration, OR  >=61% on ALEKS, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1045

A score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test for new freshman, OR  >=45% on ALEKS, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1100

C- or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1045, OR  >=61% on ALEKS, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1102

C- or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040  or  MATH 1045 OR  >=56% on ALEKS, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1105

C- or higher in MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1045, OR  >=61% on ALEKS, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1150

45 hours of college credit and one of the  following and
>=51% on ALEKS, obtained at most  one year prior to enrollment in this course OR successful completion of MATH 1030 no more than 2 years prior to enrollment in this course.

MATH 1800

C- or higher in MATH 1030 and MATH 1035, or MATH 1040 and MATH 1035, or MATH 1045, OR   >=76% on ALEKS, obtained in the proctored environment at most one year prior to enrollment in this course.