The University of Illinois at Chicago requires the UIC Math Placement Exam through ALEKS to assess a student's prerequisite knowledge for course placement. ALEKS is a powerful artificial-intelligence based assessment tool that zeros in on the strengths and weaknesses of a student's mathematical knowledge, reports its findings to the student, and then if necessary provides the student with a learning environment for bringing this knowledge up to an appropriate level for course placement.

All incoming transfer students must complete the ALEKS placement exam before the 5th day of enrollment for the entering Semester. In 2016, students are eligible for a maximum of five retakes within six months of creating an ALEKS account before taking a math course at UIC.

Every student enrolled in MATH 088, 090, 110, 118, 121, 125, 140, 165, 170, 180, and STAT 101 and 130 is required to obtain a minimum ALEKS placement score by the 5th day of enrollment of at least:

- 80 for MATH 180
- 75 for STAT 130 and MATH 170
- 60 for MATH 121, 125, 165 and STAT 101
- 46 for MATH 110, 140
- 30 for MATH 090, 118
- 29 or lower Math 090 with enrollment in Math 088 or MATH 118 with enrollment in Math 077

Every new incoming freshman is required to take UIC ALEKS Math Placement test regardless of her or his AP score.

A student can retake the ALEKS placement exam up to five times. Students are required to complete an ALEKS Learning Module before each retake.

Score | Credit For: | Recommended Courses |
---|---|---|

AB-1,2; BC-1,2 | No credit | Schedule per placement test results |

AB-3 | Math 121 (effective Fall 2016) | Math 180 |

AB-4,5 | Math 180 | Math 181 |

BC-3 and AB-4,5 | Math 180 | Math 181 |

BC-4,5 | Math 180 and Math 181 | Math 210 |

- The current table with Advanced Placement scores is for Fall 2015.

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