Based on multiple factors (such as admit term, ACT/SAT scores, high school academic experience), some incoming freshmen may receive a Math Offer. The Math Offer can be found on the confirmation page of your New Sooner Orientation registration. Students who want to take courses that differ from their Math Offer, can take the ALEKS Math Assessment.
What if I don't have a Math Offer?
If you don’t have a Math Offer, it is likely we don’t have enough academic information to give you an accurate placement to encourage student success. To make sure you take the correct math course, if you don’t have a Math Offer, you will need to take the ALEKS Math Assessment.
How do I assess into a higher math course?
If you would like to be placed into a higher math course or if you need to assess in math, you can assess for free. Students will take the ALEKS Math Assessment on the OU Norman campus either prior to or the day of their New Sooner Orientation appointment. For additional questions regarding the ALEKS Math Assessment, students may email email@example.com or call 405-325-3521.
Is the assessment proctored?
Yes, students will take the ALEKS Math Assessment on the OU Norman campus in the Assessment Center located in the Lissa & Cy Wagner Hall building room 270. For additional questions regarding scheduling an appointment to take the ALEKS Math Assessment, students may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-325-3521.
How long will the assessment take?
The assessment typically takes between one and half and two hours to complete. You must complete the full assessment in one sitting, so prepare appropriately.
Can I reassess?
Yes, students may take the ALEKS Math Assessment up to three times, however you must spend a minimum of 5 hours in the ALEKS study modules between proctored assessments.
What if my Math Offer is higher than my math assessment?
If you receive a higher Math Offer than your ALEKS placement through the assessment, OU will honor your Math Offer.
I am entering OU with math credit such as concurrent enrollment or math credit from another university, will this be reflected in my Math Offer?
No, this is not taken into consideration with your Math Offer, however, you will receive math credit and be placed into the appropriate math course when you meet with your advisor during your New Sooner Orientation Day. As long as you send us your official transcript, your math placement will reflect any math transfer credits from other universities or concurrent enrollment. It is very important you send OU your official transcript with any concurrent enrollment credit as soon as possible, so your academic advisor can place you in the appropriate math course, regardless of your initial Math Offer.