ALEKS Math Placement Assessment
Illinois State University's only required placement exam for incoming students is the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment. Scores are used to accurately place you in the appropriate math course. Course credit is not awarded based on ALEKS scores.
If you completed dual-credit courses or Advanced Placement exams, you may be exempt from completing the ALEKS math placement. To confirm if your credit fulfills the math requirement for your major, contact University College Academic Advisement at 309-438-7604.
ALEKS is taken online from your home; no appointment or additional fee is required. It is recommended that you start early. Take the placement exam several weeks before your Preview date and use the prep and learning modules to improve your score before registration at Preview.
Please be aware of policies in reviewing ALEKS scores, including its right to invalidate a particular score.
Your best ALEKS score will be used to determine your math course placement. During Preview, your academic advisor will review your ALEKS scores and provide course recommendations based on your academic interest.
Language Placement Exams
Students who plan to take a language course at Illinois State can complete the online language placement exams, which are optional.