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Complete your assessment BEFORE registering for Orientation.

Certain courses require tests prior to registering for Orientation. Depending on your standardized test scores and/or your academic major, you may need to take a test to be placed into the appropriate math and/or chemistry course(s). See the information on the tests below to determine if there is a test you need to take prior to registering for Orientation.

Do I need to complete testing?

Math Placement

Placement into college level Math courses is determined by standardized test scores or the ALEKS Math Assessment. Acceptable test scores cannot be more than three years old. The ALEKS Math Assessment score is used by your advisor to guide you in your math course selection. Your IRIS advisor can talk with you about the ALEKS Math Assessment and your placement options.

Do I need to take the ALEKS Math Assessment?

If any of the following apply to you, you will need to take the ALEKS Math Assessment.

  • Your standardized test scores fall below the following:

    ACT SAT  GED
    19 500 165
  • Your test scores are 3 years old

    You must take the ALEKS Math Assessment if your standardized test scores are 3 years or older

  • You did not complete standardized tests in high school

    If you have not taken the standardized tests listed above, you must take the ALEKS Math Assessment

The ALEKS Math Assessment test must be completed prior to registering for Orientation.

Program Specific Testing

Chemistry Placement

You must take the Chemistry Placement Exam for the following majors or if you would like to place directly into CHEM 131/131L or CHEM 151/151L:

  • Biology (not Biology Teacher)
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Geology
  • Engineering
  • Secondary Education-Geology

*Students can place directly into CHEM 131/131L or CHEM 151/151L courses with an ACT Math score of 24 or higher or an SAT Math score of 610 or higher.