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ALEKS Placement Assessment

for Current Students

WVU offers ALEKS to Current Students through eCampus, which is accessible through their WVU Portal. Current Students must request ALEKS placement to begin.

  1. Submit the ALEKS Request for Current Students Form.  We begin accepting requests four days before registration begins and stop accepting requests two days before classes begin.

  2. Within 2-3 days you will receive instructions from placement@math.wvu.eduPay the nonrefundable fee of $20.00.

  3. Access the ALEKS Placement course in eCampus. Testing will begin on the first day of registration and will end on the third day of the add/drop period. View these important dates on the Office of the University Registrar’s calendar.

  4. Complete your PROCTORED attempt. This means you are on camera and using the Respondus LockDown Browser.

  5. Your score will be recorded to the system. Discuss this score with your assigned adviser.

About ALEKS

Have a question that’s not covered here? Contact us at placement@math.wvu.edu or view these ALEKS FAQs for all students

WHAT IS THE ALEKS
ASSESSMENT?

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a testing platform used to measure a student’s mathematical knowledge.

Developed by McGraw Hill, ALEKS is an adaptive test with advanced AI technology. Each question tests multiple objectives and problem-solving capabilities.

There is a $20 fee for current students to take ALEKS.

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

All WVU majors require math. An assessment ensures accurate placement, as math courses are demanding and often required in advance of other courses.

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

High school IEP and 504 plans do not apply to ALEKS testing. You may inquire with the Office of Accessibility and  request accommodations by submitting an application.

WVU adheres to the highest standards related to academic integrity. There is no benefit to inflating or deflating your abilities on the ALEKS math assessment. Incorrect placement can delay graduation and negatively affect your GPA. Dishonest work on this assessment may be cause for sanctions.

Do I need ALEKS? Reasons that ALEKS is your option:

  • You are a current student without prerequisite coursework or prior math placement.
  • Current WVU students must work with their academic adviser to determine eligibility to take ALEKS.

Are ALEKS scores transferrable?

ALEKS scores may be transferrable if you have taken the assessment while in high school or at another institution.

  • You must have taken the proctored version of the assessment within the last two years.
  • Scores are transferred to the WVU Office of Admissions through the ALEKS portal.
  • If the Send Results option is not available in the ALEKS portal, then your institution does not permit you to share your results.
  • First-time freshmen applicants who took ALEKS to enroll in WVU ACCESS courses are required to retest.