Ready to take the Assessment? You will need only the following:

  • Your NKU username (e.g., smithg84), and password
  • A pencil and some paper
  • A computer with reliable internet connection and an updated web browser.  (Detailed system requirements are available at 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

All other resources are provided by ALEKS.

You should NOT use your own calculator.  ALEKS will provide an on-screen calculator for certain problems if one is needed.

You should NOT use other resources such as friends, books, or websites other than the ALEKS website.