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How to Register for ALEKS Placement Test

ALEKS is the required math placement for all first-time freshmen entering WVU in the summer or fall 2023. You must have an ALEKS placement score before registering for New Student Orientation.

Steps to Complete

  1. If you haven't already done so, set up your WVU Portal.
  2. Watch a video for an introduction to ALEKS. Learn what students and parents can expect from the assessment.
  3. Submit the request form to be added to the online eCampus course for ALEKS. For questions about the ALEKS request form, contact
  4. Requests will be processed within 2-3 days. You will receive an email to your WVU MIX account from with further instructions and details.

To learn more and prepare for the ALEKS assessment, visit the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences math placement site.

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What is the ALEKS Assessment?

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a testing platform used to measure a student’s mathematical knowledge.

Developed by McGraw Hill, ALEKS is an adaptive test with advanced AI technology. Each question tests multiple objectives and problem-solving capabilities.

There is no additional fee associated with ALEKS.

Why It's Important

All WVU majors require math. An assessment ensures accurate placement, as math courses are demanding and often required in advance of other courses. You must have an ALEKS score on file with the WVU Office of Admissions to register for New Student Orientation.

Your ALEKS score will not impact your acceptance to WVU, the Honors College or merit scholarships.

Accessibility and Academic Integrity

High school IEP and 504 plans do not apply to ALEKS testing. You may inquire with the Office of Accessibility and request accommodations by submitting an application.

WVU adheres to the highest standards related to academic integrity. There is no benefit to inflating or deflating your abilities on the ALEKS math assessment. Incorrect placement can delay graduation and negatively affect your GPA. Dishonest work on this assessment may be cause for sanctions.

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