Students cannot enroll in a SASC math course on their own. They MUST contact the department.
Incoming First Year Students: Your Mathematical Skills and Placement Checklist
Complete this checklist, in order, BEFORE NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION to find the best college math course to fit your individual needs and incoming skill set. Here is a printable checklist for your reference.
Use this to identify the college math course most appropriate for you based on your previous math courses and grades and your intended college major.
a) Take the SASC practice math placement exam to confirm you know the material that is required for your Target CU Math Course.
b) Take the ALEKS trial test to familiarize yourself with the exam format and get a taste of the mathematical topics you will encounter on the exam.
All incoming first year students must take the ALEKS online math placement exam BEFORE your assigned orientation session. Once students have identified their target math course and completed the review work, they should take the ALEKS exam. *
WARNING! Plan approximately two hours to complete all placement tests/assessments. Placement exam is free. However, be sure to take exam seriously as any retakes will incur additional costs by the student.
RETURN TO THIS CHECKLIST AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR ALEKS PLACEMENT EXAM AND ATTAINED YOUR SCORE.
You will be pre-enrolled in a SASC mathematics course based on your ALEKS score. Students in business, the sciences, mathematics or planning on engineering will be pre-enrolled for fall. Most other students will be pre-enrolled for spring. You will see your pre-enrollment when you attend the new student orientation. Students with no ALEKS score cannot enroll in a math course.
*If you completed the ALEKS placement exam BEFORE coming to this checklist, follow the directions on "Determine Your Target CU Math Course," then "Review Your Skills," then "Use your ALEKS Score to Verify Your College Math Course" to see if you need to move on to the appeal above.