ALEKS
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How do I take the ALEKS Assessment?

 

First Steps

  • Sign into ALEKS (click gold 'Click here to take your ALEKS Assessment' button below) using your NKU username & password.
  • Purchase access for $25 using a credit card. 
  • Complete the first assessment un-proctored to get a baseline score. This score will not place you into a course - you will need a proctored score for course placement
  • Select the appropriate learning module and brush-up on content. 

 

Once you have completed the initial assessment and your learning modules, you will then need to repeat the test proctored through ProctorU, which will require the use of a web-cam. Only proctored assessments may be used for placement into NKU courses. 

 

Next Steps

  • Create an account on ProctorU and sign-up for a proctored testing time. 
  • Pay the $10 proctoring fee using a credit card. 
  • Complete the the placement test - this score can be used for placement into mathematics & statistics courses. 

 

 

Ready to sign-up for ALEKS and take the initial Assessment?

You will need the following:

  • Your NKU username (e.g., smithg84) and password
  • A credit card for the $25 charge to purchase access code
  • A pencil and some paper
  • A computer with reliable internet connection and an updated web browser.  (Detailed system requirements are available at https://www.aleks.com/faqs/technical. For questions about system requirements, refer to the Customer Support link at the same web site.)
  • 2-3 hours of time (although many students require less than 90 minutes)
  • An environment conducive to doing your best work

You should NOT use your own calculator. ALEKS will provide an on-screen calculator for certain problems if one is needed. This is the only tool that will be available when you take the placement exam in the proctored environment.

 

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