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What is the Math Assessment, and where can I find out more information about it?
A solid grounding in basic mathematics is assumed for most CU-Boulder introductory science, engineering, business, and social science courses.  The questions in the Math Assessment will help you determine your level of preparation for many introductory courses, specifically so that your likelihood of having a successful experience is enhanced.  Minimum ALEKS scores, which vary by course, are required in order for you to enroll in specific courses at CU-Boulder.  The purpose is to assure that you have adequate preparation and mathematical proficiency required for your success in these particular courses.  Therefore, it is very important that you take your time and complete the assessment carefully, as it will affect the courses in which you may enroll.  See the ALEKS and college websites for details.

I've received AP credit for Calculus 1 and Calculus 2. How do I know if I'm ready for Calculus 3?
See the math assessment website for details.

I took calculus during my junior year and have since forgotten everything. What should I do?
This happens a lot with students who take calculus in their junior year.  Since your Math Assessment score is needed to determine eligibility to enroll in certain CU-Boulder courses, you should definitely take some time to review algebra and trigonometry before taking the ALEKS Math Assessment.

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