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Math Placement Information

Frequently Asked Questions

No, ALEKS is free. Access to a Prep and Learning Module is included, along with 5 placement assessments (3 practice and 2 proctored).


Yes, you may take up to 5 placement assessments. This includes 3 practice assessments and 2 proctored assessments. However, to make each attempt worthwhile, it is important that you spend time working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Module in between placement assessments so that you can improve your skills. If you wish to take a second proctored assessment you will need to wait one month and complete five hours in the Prep and Learning Module.


Yes, up to two ALEKS Placement Assessments are proctored. Only proctored assessments count as math placement scores. Proctored exams are completed online via Zoom. Please contact Molly Peterson (pete1476@stthomas.edu) to schedule an online proctored exam.


Placement assessments require approximately 90 minutes to complete, but the amount of time will vary by student. There will be a maximum of 30 questions. You are free to complete the assessment at your own pace, but must complete the exam within three hours.


Your placement result is your percentage mastery on the latest assessment. Course placement information is emailed to each student by Molly Peterson after proctored assessments. Your placement result is valid for 2 years. You must achieve the minimum placement result to take each corresponding class.


MaRC Contact Information

For further inquiries, please contact us!

Mailing Address

University of St. Thomas
Mail: OSS 201 MaRC
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Campus Location

The MaRC is located in room OSS 235 on the second floor of OSS (O'Shaughnessy Science Hall) at the NW corner of Cretin and Grand Avenues.