# Do you need to take the placement exam?

**The last day to take the ALEKS Exam for Fall 2018 Semester is Friday, August 24th.**

*(Note: After August 24 ^{th} there will be no ALEKS testing allowed. We will begin testing for future semesters on October 1^{st}, 2018.)*

If you have earned any of the following scores/credits sufficient to place you into a math or stats course, **within the past one year (three semesters: spring, summer, fall)**, you can use these as prerequisites and do not need to take the math placement exam:

- A passing grade (C- or higher) in a college-level math course
- A sufficient score on the ACT or SAT math exams
- A sufficient score on an AP Calculus exam
- Credit for the IBO Mathematics exam

USU uses ALEKS PPL for placement, preparation and learning.