Based on multiple factors (such as admit term, ACT/SAT scores, high school academic experience), some incoming freshmen may receive a Math Offer. The Math Offer can be found on the confirmation page of your New Sooner Orientation registration. Students who want to take courses that differ from their Math Offer, can take the ALEKS Math Assessment.
What if I don't have a Math Offer?
If you don’t have a Math Offer, it is likely we don’t have enough academic information to give you an accurate placement to encourage student success. To make sure you take the correct math course, if you don’t have a Math Offer, you will need to take the Math Assessment.
How do I assess into a higher math course?
If you would like to be placed into a higher math course or if you NEED to assess, you can assess for FREE online. To assess:
Step 1: Log in to iAdvise (you will need your OUNetID and password) and your New Sooner Orientation page. On the confirmation page, visit "Review Your Math Offer" to schedule a time to complete your math assessment.
Step 2: You will first complete a short survey on the tools and settings needed for your virtual assessment.
Step 3: After completing the survey, you can then select the day, time, and type of assessment you need to take. Assessment windows will be from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. CT.
Step 4: iAdvise will send you an invitation to a Zoom meeting in which you will complete your assessment with the help of an OU proctor. The invitation has supplemental information reminding you of the computing and setting needs.
Is the assessment proctored?
Yes, the assessment is proctored with the help of an OU proctor. The online proctored assessment allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. To schedule your assessment, visit iAdvise after making your New Sooner Orientation reservation. You will need your OUNetID and password. On the confirmation page, visit "Review Your Math Offer" to set up an account. Please be sure to utilize your University of Oklahoma email address for your account.
You will need:
- A high-speed internet connection
- A webcam (internal or external)
- A Windows or Apple Operating System
- A government issued photo ID or your OU student ID
How long will the assessment take?
The assessment typically takes between one and half and two hours to complete. You must complete the full assessment in one sitting, so prepare appropriately.
Can I reassess?
Yes! If you would like to reassess, you must spend five hours in the study modules between proctored assessments.
What if my Math Offer is higher than my math assessment?
If you receive a higher Math Offer than your ALEKS placement through the assessment, OU will honor your Math Offer.
I am entering OU with math credit such as concurrent enrollment or math credit from another university, will this be reflected in my Math Offer?
No, this is not taken into consideration with your Math Offer, however, you will receive math credit and be placed into the appropriate math course when you meet with your advisor during your New Sooner Orientation Day. As long as you send us your official transcript, your math placement will reflect any math transfer credits from other universities or concurrent enrollment. It is very important you send OU your official transcript with any concurrent enrollment credit as soon as possible, so your academic advisor can place you in the appropriate math course, regardless of your initial Math Offer.