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How to Take the ALEKS Math Assessment

The ALEKS Math Assessment is required for first-time freshmen and should be completed before your advising appointment.

Steps to Complete

  1. If you haven't already done so, set up your WVU Portal. Then watch a video for an introduction to ALEKS. Learn what students and parents can expect from the assessment.
  2. Login to eCampus to access the 2024-2025 ALEKS Placement course in eCampus. You can access eCampus through either or by using your WVU login information.
  3. Complete your PROCTORED attempt. This means you are on camera and using the Respondus LockDown Browser.
  4. After completing your proctored attempt, your score will be recorded to the system. You will discuss this score along with many other things during your advising appointment as a part of New Student Orientation.

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

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We also have more about ALEKS and answers to common questions.


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.

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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