All ϲʿ’s students are required to complete a quantitative reasoning course. These and other mathematics courses require satisfactory placement, which can be achieved through SAT/ACT subscores or the ALEKS placement test.

Incoming students will receive information about math placement through HillStart and New Student Orientation. The online can help you determine your placement information, based on your intended major, SAT/ACT subscores, and any prior college credit. Online access to the ALEKS placement test is provided through Hillstart, as part of New Student Orientation. Your official placement score will be determined by a proctored ALEKS placement test during New Student Orientation.

Steps for Math Placement:

  • Use the online to determine what math class you will place into, and what math class(es) are required for your major.
  • Take an unproctoredpractice math placement test on ALEKSprior to orientation. Use the link for ALEKS in Hillstart.If you are satisfied with your projected placement, you are prepared for your proctored math placement test. Otherwise,
    ◦ Spend time using the includedlearning modules to improve your score.
    ◦ Take a second unproctored(practice) attempt.
  • Take a proctored math placement test during orientation.