An ALEKS-PPL score is a prerequisite for every entry-level mathematics course at ORU. All students will be required to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment before being allowed to enroll in any entry-level mathematics course at ORU.  This includes:

  •  entering transfer students who do not have transfer credits that satisfy math courses prerequisites.
  • all international students.
  • students working off old degree plans where MAT 105 - College Algebra is the required Mathematics General Ed course.
  •  any student who doesn't have a college Math credit on their transcipt.
  •  students who have taken Math Concepts I and II are still required to take ALEKS.


The only exemptions from taking ALEKS are:

  •  students who received AP college credit toward either Calculus or Statistics, and the AP credit appears on their ORU transcript.
  •  students who have completed MAT 105 - College Algebra with a grade of C or higher, either at ORU or by the bonafide transfer of credit for MAT 105 - College Algebra or a higher Math course.


A student who does not otherwise meet course prerequisites and does NOT take the ALEKS Placement Test will only be eligible to enroll in MAT 099 - Introduction to College Mathematics.

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