COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Math Placement - FAQ

May I practice before going to the WSU MPA?

A: Yes. You may take a free ALEKS assessment, at any time, to become comfortable with the process. This free assessment is only a tutorial to familiarize yourself with the ALEKS system, it will not count as a valid assessment and your result will not be recorded.

To access the trial go to and follow these steps:

    1. Type “Free Trial” in the search box (top right).
    2. Select “Free Trial” for INDEPENDENT USERS (first selection).
    3. Click “Begin Trial” in the INDEPENDENT USERS box on the left.
    4. Click “TRY ALEKS NOW” in the EXPLORE STUDENT MODULE box on the left.
    5. Complete the User agreement and continue.
    6. Complete Personal Information, Independent User Type should be “College or K-12 Student (Personal Preparation)," Choose your market and select a course.
    7. Your Free Trial Account has been created providing you a Login Name and Password. Click “Continue to Free Trial.”
    8. Welcome to ALEKS; begin the free trial tutorial and assessment.