Integral Domain Mathematics at Mercyhurst University
Mercyhurst University
Department of Mathematics

ALEKS Math Assessment: Understand Your Score

ALEKS scores cannot be interpreted in the same way as exam grades. Scores of 30 or higher reflect adequate preparation for college-level math. The score does not reflect a percentage of the material you answered correctly. Instead, it is based on the topics you have shown mastery of.

Course Placement Scores

You should select one of the courses below only if the course is appropriate for your degree program. If your degree does not require one of the courses listed below, you can meet your REACH requirement with other courses. Your academic advisor will help you select appropriate courses when you are building your schedule. For first-year students, this conversation will occur at New Student Orientation.

Minimum ALEKS score Courses you are permitted to take
Below 25/No Score MATH 108 (Math Problem Solving)
MATH 110 (Math Apps)
25 MATH 111 (College Algebra)
STAT 109 (Statistics)
46 CIS 100 (Introduction to Computer Science)
STAT 139 (Statistics for the Sciences)
50 MATH 118 (Math for the Natural Sciences)
60 MATH 112 (Trig and Functions)
70 MATH 170 (Calculus I)
76 PHYS 101 (Principles of Physics I)

  • You will not be permitted to take a math course that is above your readiness level (even if you are only one point away).
  • If you want to place into a higher-level course, you may use ALEKS learning modules to improve your skills and retake the assessment.