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**If you will be a new UK student for the Spring 2018 or the Fall 2018 semester, ALEKS testing will resume in January 2018 so check back soon.


All incoming students are required to take the ALEKS math placement exam unless they have an ACT math subscore of 30 or above (or SAT math score of 680 or above prior to March 16, or SAT 710 or above after March 2016) or have completed a college-level math course equivalent to UK MA 109 (College Algebra) or MA 111 (Introduction to Contemporary Math) or higher at UK or another institution.

The ALEKS placement exam is an online placement test that will place students into their first college math course based on their ALEKS score. Students should consult with their academic advisor before registering for courses. To see where your subscore places you please see the math placement chart. (Please note: this chart is for information purposes only. Students should always consult with their academic advisor before registering for courses.)

To access the ALEKS online placement test please click here. The ALEKS online placement test allows students access to an initial assessment and an additional attempt once the student has spent a minimum of five hours working in the online learning modules. The student then has access to the online learning modules for six months.

Admitted and current UK students will access the test by using their Link Blue username and password (the same as they would for their myUK) If you have any problems with sign on, please contact the UK Help Desk at 859-218-4357.

If you are having any other technical problems, contact ALEKS at 714-619-7090 or

Please see the FAQs online for additional information.