# Do you need to take the placement exam?

ALEKS Math Placement Exam testing for the Fall 2020 Semester opened on February 1st, 2020.** The last day to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam for Fall 2020 Semester is August 28th, 2020.**

*Note: After August 28th, 2020 there will be no ALEKS testing allowed. Testing will resume for future semesters after October 1st, 2020.*

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.