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MATH PLACEMENT
 

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen at the University of Miami will be required to complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment before enrolling in a mathematics course.

The recommended course, based on your ALEKS score, will depend on your major and degree program. Please see the Math Placement Guide, as well as the Freshmen Level Math Course Chart, for information on score requirements and prerequisites.

The Course Selection Flowchart guides course selection for students intending to satisfy the mathematics requirement for graduation in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For spring 2018 enrollment, the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment will be available to incoming students during the early registration period in November and December, and, also, during the Orientation period in January.  The dates, times and location of the ALEKS sessions for SPRING 2018 are:

ALEKS - PROCTORED SESSIONS

LOCATION

START TIME

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ungar 406

3:30 PM

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ungar 406

5:30 PM

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ungar 406

3:30 PM

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ungar 406

5:30 PM

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ungar 406

3:30 PM

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ungar 406

5:30 PM

Friday, December 8, 2017

Ungar 406

12:30 PM

Friday, December 8, 2017

Ungar 406

2:30 PM

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Ungar 406

11:00 AM

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Ungar 406

1:00 PM

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Ungar 406

3:00 PM

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ungar 406

9:00 AM

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ungar 406

11:00 AM

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ungar 406

2:00 PM

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ungar 406

4:00 PM

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ungar 210P

9:00 AM

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ungar 210P

11:00 AM

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ungar 210P

2:00 PM

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ungar 210P

4:00 PM

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ungar 210P

9:00 AM

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ungar 210P

11:00 AM

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ungar 210P

2:00 PM

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ungar 210P

4:00 PM

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ungar 210P

5:30 PM

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ungar 210P

5:30 PM

Please sign up for a proctoring session here. Students will be able to access the assessment free of charge through the "TAKE ALEKS" link on CaneLink and proctors will provide students with a password to access the assessment.

ALEKS is an adaptive assessment and not a test. ALEKS is designed to determine each student's level of mathematical skill in order to ensure his/her success in a particular math course. Students must complete ALEKS without any assistance (this includes any individual, websites, outside materials, etc.). There is no benefit to a student who cheats on the assessment, since placing in a course at too high a level could result in failing the course. Receiving assistance on ALEKS is a violation of the University of Miami's Honor Code and punishable by the provisions set forth by that code.

Students whose SAT or ACT scores are sufficiently high to meet the prerequisite for either MTH 113 or MTH 130 (for BA programs, SAT ≥ 630 or ACT ≥ 28) or MTH 161 (for BS programs, SAT ≥ 700 or ACT ≥ 31) are exempt from taking the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

Students admitted for Spring 2018 should check the Math Placement Guide for the SAT or ACT scores that determine an initial math placement recommendation. Students who would like to place in a higher level math course must complete ALEKS on campus and should sign up for one of the proctored sessions.

Students who have AP credit in Calculus are also exempt from taking the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment. Keep in mind that AP and IB scores often are not received until mid-July, so if you have not yet received an award of credit letter from the University and do not meet the SAT/ACT exemption requirements, then you should take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

The College of Engineering requires all entering freshmen to complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment in order to be placed in a Mathematics course.

The School of Business requires all incoming freshmen to complete ALEKS. Please refer to the Business Freshmen Registration website for more information.

Students in the Frost School of Music, in a Bachelor of Music program, who wish to be exempt from the MTH 101 requirement must place into MTH 113 or higher on the basis of a Math SAT or Math ACT score or on the basis of a proctored ALEKS assessment. The proctored ALEKS assessment will be given by appointment. Dates and times of availability will be announced in advance.

Please click here for details about the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

Students with Transfer Credit to Dual Enrollment Credit

Transfer students who have not earned college credit in any mathematics course, must complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment in order to enroll the appropriate math course. ALEKS scores from other institutions will not be accepted.

The ALEKS Math Placement Assessment and Prep and Learning Modules will be available to new transfer students (free of charge), in order for your class schedule to be finalized well in advance of the start of the semester.

ALEKS is an adaptive assessment and not a test. ALEKS is designed to determine each student's level of mathematical skill in order to ensure his/her success in a particular math course. Students must complete ALEKS without any assistance (this includes any individual, websites, outside materials, etc.). There is no benefit to a student who cheats on the assessment, since placing in a course at too high a level could result in failing the course. Receiving assistance on ALEKS is a violation of the University of Miami's Honor Code and punishable by the provisions set forth by that code.

Any student who has received college credit for a mathematics course from another institution should consult with his/her Academic Advisor. If any of your mathematics courses have not been evaluated to be equivalent to a UM course, please email the syllabus and course description for the course(s) you have completed to Dr. Leticia Oropesa.

Any student who has received Dual Enrollment credit for a course below Calculus I (MTH 161 or MTH 151) is strongly encouraged to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

Continuing Students

Students should complete the ALEKS assessment during their first semester at UM. Once a student accesses ALEKS, the subscription is good for 1 year. An ALEKS score is valid for 18 months.

Any continuing student, who plans to enroll in MTH161 during spring 2018 or summer 2018 MUST:

1) complete a proctored ALEKS on campus; or,
2) have a passing grade in MTH108.