## U of I Math Placement through ALEKS

The University of Illinois requires the U of I Math Placement Exam through ALEKS to assess a student's prerequisite knowledge for course placement. ALEKS is a powerful artificial-intelligence based assessment tool that zeros in on the strengths and weaknesses of a student's mathematical knowledge, reports its findings to the student, and then if necessary provides the student with a learning environment for bringing this knowledge up to an appropriate level for course placement.

- All incoming first-year students must complete the ALEKS placement exam between September 20, 2014 and the 5th day of enrollment (January 26, 2015) for the Spring 2015 Semester. One assessment during this period is available to all incoming students free of charge.
**Every student enrolled in Math 115, 220, 221, or 234**is required to obtain a minimum ALEKS placement score between September 20, 2014 and the 5th day of enrollment (January 26, 2015) for the Spring 2015 Semester of at least:

70% for Math 220 and 221

50% for Math 115 and 234

- Failure to achieve the minimum score for Math 115, 220, 221, or 234 will result in removal from that course.
- A student can take the ALEKS placement exam as often as they wish during the time periods listed below in order to satisfy the minimum ALEKS score.

2015 Spring Semester | Sept. 20, 2014 - Jan. 26, 2015 |

2015 Summer Semester | Feb. 15 - June 19, 2015 |

2015 Fall Semester | April 15, 2015 - Aug. 28, 2015 |

Click the "Access Exam" link at left if you are ready to take the exam.