In order to qualify to take MATH 110, MATH 120MATH 125, MATH 206, MATH 210, MATH 216, MATH 244 or STAT 235 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, students must have one of the following:

  • a minimum ALEKS Math Placement score (see http://www.umkc.edu/mathplacement/prerequisite.cfm)
  • credit for the prerequisite course taken at UMKC, or credit for a course transferred to UMKC as equivalent to the prerequisite course; in either case, a sufficiently high grade must have been obtained in the prerequisite (see the catalog descriptions for each course for specific prerequisite requirements).
  • AP/IB credit for a prerequisite course

Note: Courses offered outside the Department of Mathematics and Statistics do not fall under the above guidelines. Check with the appropriate department for prerequisite requirements for those courses.

About ALEKS:

ALEKS is an artificial-intelligence based assessment tool that measures strengths and weaknesses of a student's mathematical knowledge, reports its findings to the student, and if necessary provides the student with a learning environment to help bring this knowledge up to an appropriate level for course placement.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City requires an ALEKS mathematics placement assessment to determine readiness for various courses. The ALEKS Placement Assessment covers material from Basic Math through Precalculus and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. You will login to take the assessment online through the following link: http://www.umkc.edu/mathplacement/takeALEKS.cfm . There is a $22.50 fee that will be charged to your account upon taking the assessment.

You will be given up to 5 chances to take the ALEKS assessment, and will also be provided with a Prep and Learning Module that will allow you to review and practice your math skills upon completing the assessment. If you require access to the ALEKS assessment after your initial subscription has expired, you will have to purchase additional access.

For more information about ALEKS, please visit the following website: http://www.umkc.edu/mathplacement/default.cfm