Do I Need to Use ALEKS? When?

The information below is for professional undergraduate students at APU’s regional campuses. Traditional undergraduate students at the Azusa campus can find math placement assessment information through the Learning Enrichment Center.

You are not required to take the ALEKS assessment if:

  1. You have completed and submitted IGETC or CSU breadth full certification which satisfies the quantitative literacy GE, or
  2. You have completed and submitted proof of an ADN and will be completing the RN to BSN program. The ADN satisfies the quantitative literacy GE, or
  3. You transfer in the math course(s) required for your major with a minimum grade of C (see table below), or
  4. You have completed the college-level prerequisite(s) (as verified by a transcript) for any math course(s) required for your major that you are not transferring in (see table below).

Note: Students required to take College Algebra (PRMA 110) for their program who have completed the Intermediate Algebra prerequisite may still wish to use ALEKS, because an ALEKS score of 60 or higher will waive College Algebra.

Major Required Math Course(s) Prerequisite(s)
Bachelor of Business Administration College Algebra (PRMA 110) College-level Intermediate Algebra
Criminal Justice (bachelor’s completion) Statistics (PRMA 130) College-level Elementary Algebra or Intermediate Algebra
Psychology (bachelor’s completion) Statistics (PRMA 130) College-level Elementary Algebra or Intermediate Algebra
Professional Nursing (LVN and 2+2) Statistics for Nursing (UNRS 299) requirement may be satisfied by transferring in Statistics (PRMA 130) College-level Intermediate Algebra (this is the prerequisite for UNRS 299)

You are required to take the ALEKS assessment if you do not fall into any of the four categories listed above.

Professional students who need to take PRMA 110, PRMA 130, or UNRS 299 and lack the course prerequisites indicated above must use ALEKS in order to demonstrate preparedness to take these courses. The required ALEKS scores are indicated in the following table.

Course ALEKS Score Required to Enroll
College Algebra (PRMA 110) 45-59 (a score of 60 or higher waives PRMA 110)
Statistics (PRMA 130) 30 or higher
Statistics for Nursing (UNRS 299) 45 or higher

Students who need to use ALEKS are strongly encouraged to take an initial assessment at home as soon as possible. If necessary, they will then be able to review using their Prep and Learning Module and then retake the ALEKS assessment up to four times. Only the highest score counts.

Learn more about how the ALEKS system works.