COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Math Placement - FAQ

How many times can I take the WSU MPA?

A: You may retake the placement assessment up to four times (for a total of 5 assessments). There is generally no benefit to retaking the assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. Unlike the SAT or ACT, you cannot improve your results by simply retaking the assessment.

You are required to spend 3 hours in the Prep and Learning Module after your initial assessment to refresh material you may have forgotten (or to learn new material) before your first re-assessment, and an additional 5 hours in the Module before the second re-assessment.

The Module can be accessed through the Take the Assessment link where you accessed the initial assessment, then after selecting your campus select Option 2: “If you are returning…"
There will be a link to the Prep and Learning Module on your ALEKS homepage. The ALEKS system will automatically track the time you spend in the Module and the re-assessment will “unlock” when the time requirements have been met.

All re-assessments for WSU-Pullman and WSU-Tri Cities students must be proctored. Further re-assessment information may be found on the Reassessment Information page.