Who needs to take a math placement test and when

First-year or Transfer students who have taken Calculus in high school (1 year) or for college credit who are interested in taking a math class (for any reason), should take the Advanced Math Placement Test. Some majors require a math placement test. All first-year students admitted to the College of Engineering and/or the Tippie College of Business are required to take a math placement test regardless of credit you are bringing into Iowa.

Learn more about the Advanced Math Placement Test to see if you are required to test. 

First-year or Transfer students who do not have either high school (1-year) or college credit for Calculus who are interested in taking a math class (for any reason), should take the ALEKS math placement test. Some majors require a math placement test. 

Learn more about the ALEKS to see if you are required to test. 

Continuing students interested in enrolling in a math course must have the appropriate math placement score or have earned a grade of C- or better in a prerequisite course. 

If you are prompted for a code to access the test, use the following:

  • Fall 2022 admits should use this code, if prompted: XKAKM-PTJK3
  • Spring 2022 admits should use this code, if prompted: XA6WU-MKX3W

What UI course did you place in?

If you have technical difficulties, contact the ITS Help Desk at 319-384-4357 or Help Desk Online Chat

Questions about placement in courses? Contact the Academic Advising Center at: advising-center@uiowa.edu or Engineering Tutoring/Academic Advising at: megan-e-allen@uiowa.edu.