For students completing START, all incoming START students are required to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment. All of your previous college math courses will be used to determine your placement, along with any AP/IB scores. Your ALEKS score will not lower your placement, if you have previous college credits. The ALEKS score can only improve your math placement. For example, if you have successfully completed College Algebra, MTH 111, at another institution and score a 50 on the ALEKS Assessment, you will be able to register for MTH 112 or MTH 241 based on your completion of MTH 111. It is important to discuss with your advisor during your START advising appointment what math courses are needed for your particular major.

Note: ALEKS scores are loaded into the OSU system twice each weekday at 7:15 am and3:45 pm. If you took your assessment today, you will be able to register for your math course either after3:45 pm today or after7:15 am tomorrow.

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Help with Math Placement at OSU

For additional assistance with math placement, please call 541-737-5170 or email mathplacement@math.oregonstate.edu. Please include your OSU ID number with all communications.

NOTE: The Math Department enforces prerequisites, at C- or better (with few exceptions), for all MTH courses. If you believe you have met the prerequisite, but are receiving a "Prerequisite not yet met" registration error, please contact the Math Department, 541-737-5170, or email mathplacement@math.oregonstate.edu. Please include your OSU ID number with all communications.