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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.


Yes, you may take up to 5 placement assessments. Each assessment is monitored using a remote monitoring system and lock-down browser. Between each assessment you must wait 24 hours and spend at least three hours in the prep and learning module. If you plan to retake an assessment, we encourage you to meet with the math placement tutor, Arden, before your next attempt. Email Arden at ashl0004@stthomas.edu to schedule an appointment.


No, however all ALEKS Placement Assessments are monitored using a webcam and recording. Monitored assessments are completed using Respondus Monitor and a webcam. Please contact Molly Peterson (pete1476@stthomas.edu) if you have any questions.


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 assessment within three hours.


Your placement result is your percentage mastery on the latest assessment. Your placement result is valid for 2 years. You must achieve the minimum placement result to take each corresponding class. Please email Molly Peterson with any questions about your placement level.


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.