Understand Your Score

ALEKS scores cannot be interpreted in the same way as exam grades. Scores of 30 or higher reflect adequate preparation for college-level math.

Course Placement Scores

You should select one of the courses below only if the course is appropriate for your degree program. If your degree does not require one of the courses listed below, you can meet your REACH requirement with other courses. Your academic advisor will help you select appropriate courses when you are building your schedule. For first-year students, this conversation will occur at New Student Orientation.

ALEKS score
Courses you are permitted to take
30 MATH 110 (Math Apps), STAT 109 (Statistics),
STAT 130 (Intro to Social Statistics), STAT 137 (Biostatistics)
46 MATH 111 (College Algebra), STAT 139 (Statistics for the Sciences),
MATH 146 (Programming I)
54 MATH 118 (Math for the Natural Sciences)
61 MATH 112 (Trig and Functions),
76 MATH 170 (Calculus I), PHYS 101 (Principles of Physics I)

  • You will not be permitted to take a math course that is above your readiness level (even if you are only one point away).
  • If you want to place into a higher-level course, you may use ALEKS learning modules to improve your skills and retake the assessment.

The Department of Mathematics and Information Technology
Mercyhurst University
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546
This page was last updated on: Jun 16 2016