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Math Placement Assessment (ALEKS)

Before enrolling in fall classes, all incoming freshmen must complete OU’s math assessment. At OU, students thrive in a math course that is challenging, but not beyond a student's current abilities. The Math Placement Assessment (ALEKS) helps OU students find the correct math placement, which gives them the greatest chance of success at OU. Students can improve their math placement by completing the learning modules after the assessment.

All incoming freshmen are required to take the Math Assessment (ALEKS). ALEKS must be completed a minimum of 7 business days prior to your New Sooner Orientation Day. Students who do not complete ALEKS a minimum of 7 days prior to their NSO day will have to assess on-site the morning of orientation and will miss out on important programming and may have to delay enrollment.

Take the math assessment:

Take ALEKS here

  1. Go to and log in with your OU account.
  2. You will be given instructions to download and install LockDown Browser to your computer.
  3. You will then be asked to use your computer’s webcam to show your photo ID and scan the room before you begin.
  4. The webcam will record what happens during the assessment and OU can review it afterward. The video will not be used for any other purposes and will automatically shut off, once you’re done with the assessment.
  5. The assessment will consist of approximately 30 questions. 
  6. You will receive a score and your corresponding math placement.  After the assessment, you will have access to learning modules if you'd like to study and retest.
  7. You must take the math assessment at least once, and can take it up to three times. If you decide to retest, you must study in the learning module for at least three hours before re-assessing. 


  • 1.5 to 2 hours 
  • You must complete the full assessment in one sitting, so prepare appropriately.

 You will need:

  • Computer with a webcam and microphone
  • Ability to download LockDown Browser.
  • Photo ID (Student ID or Driver’s License will work)
  • Stable internet connection
  • Scratch paper and pencil, but NO other outside help, including friends or family members, notes, books, calculator or phone.

Take the math assessment in person:

If you prefer, you can visit the OU Assessment Center or other allowed testing sites. Contact the OU Assessment Center at or (405) 325-4336.

If you have questions, please contact the Assessment Center at