Check the Mathematics Placement Table below to determine which course(s) you are eligible to take, based on your ALEKS Math Placement Assessment score.

Note: 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. However, if this same student scored a 78 on ALEKS, they would be able to register for MTH 251 directly and not have to take MTH 112. The math course(s) you will need to complete for you degree depends on your major, and it is important to discuss with your advisor during your START advising appointment what math courses are needed.. 

If you are satisfied with your math placement, no further action is required. If you want to try to improve your math placement, you can take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment again.  You are allowed to re-assess a maximum of 4 times.  Your highest score will be used for placement.  Before re-assessing, you must complete at least 3 hours of study/review using the ALEKS Learning Module.

Your Learning Module will be available for 1 year after your initial Math Placement Assessment. Additional access to ALEKS can be purchased, if needed, by contacting:

Note: You will not be permitted enroll in any courses above your score range, but may enroll in courses below your score range.


   Course Placement

75% - 100%

   MTH 227: Calculus and Probability for Life Sciences I

   MTH 251: Differential Calculus

60% - 74%

   MTH 112: Elementary Functions

   MTH 231: Elements of Discrete Mathematics

   MTH 241: Calculus for Managements and Social Science

   MTH 245: Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Science

46% - 59%

   MTH 105: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

   MTH 111: College Algebra

   MTH 211: Foundations of Elementary Mathematics

30% - 45%

   MTH 095: Intermediate Algebra

   MTH 103: Algebraic Reasoning

15% - 29%

   MTH 065: Elementary Algebra

0% - 14% 

   None (See below for further instruction)


If your score was below 15%, you did not place into any OSU Mathematics courses.  You have a couple of options.

You can either:

  • Use a Learning Module in ALEKS to review and learn, then take another Math Placement Assessment to try to improve your placement.
  • Consider dual-enrollment with a local community college, such as Linn Benton Community College, for the appropriate prerequisite course(s).

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