Math Placement

Are you required to take math classes? If so, we know they can be a challenge. Your high-quality education and student success are priorities here at CU Denver and that’s why we offer extra support to help you complete your math requirements successfully. We’ve implemented the ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning Assessment study tool for all students requiring a STEM math pathway course. The STEM math pathway consists of four possible course levels.

  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus

This assessment is designed to prepare you to take and succeed at the highest level math course that’s available to you.

ALEKS is designed to help you recall previously learned material and build your math skills. After you complete the assessment, a set of modules will be created for you based on your areas for mathematical growth. You can work through those modules and retake the assessment up to four more times, and the highest score you earn is the one that will count.

The ALEKS study tool is designed to help you succeed in getting where you want to go most efficiently. Depending on the math requirements for your degree, making use of ALEKS could save you a semester of math, and possibly valuable tuition dollars.

Ready to take your assessment? Review the ALEKS Placement Information​