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Preparation programs are for students whose scores on the arithmetic skills portion of the Accuplacer Exam did not meet requirements for course registration. Preparation programs are available for:

Completion of the ALEKS preparation program allows students to register for MATH 098 or MATH 110 in a subsequent semester, space permitting.

Registering for ALEKS

Step 1. If you have not used ALEKS before, create an account at aleks.com. If you already have an ALEKS account, log in to your account.

Step 2. Find the heading "Using ALEKS with a class" in the middle of the page and enter the class code.

  • For MATH 098 preparation: DQLEP-F9XUQ
  • For MATH 110 preparation: RXVLG-LDTNR

Click "continue."

Step 3. Confirm your class information.

  • For MATH 098, use:
    • Class code: DQLEP-F9XUQ
    • Subject: Basic Math
    • Class dates: 08/01/2021–09/24/2022
    • Class: MATH 098 FY22 Preparation Program
    • Instructor: Cindy Kaus
    • Institution: Metropolitan State University
  • For MATH 110, use:
    • Class code: RXVLG-LDTNR
    • Subject: Math Literacy
    • Class dates: 08/01/2021–09/24/2022
    • Class: MATH 110 FY22 Preparation Program
    • Instructor: Cindy Kaus
    • Institution: Metropolitan State University

Click "confirm" on the bottom of the page.

Step 4. Indicate if you are a new or existing ALEKS user by answering the question, "Have you used ALEKS before?"

  • If you are a new ALEKS user and have not purchased a student access code: Answer “No, I have never used ALEKS before" and click "continue" at the bottom of the page.
  • If you already have an ALEKS account: Answer "Yes, I have an ALEKS login name" and user your ALEKS user name and password to log in. Skip to step 7.

Step 5. Register for an ALEKS account by entering the requested information and creating a password. Click "continue" at the bottom of the page.

Step 6. Your assigned user name will be shown. Make note of this user name and keep it—along with your password—in a safe place for future reference. Click "continue" at the bottom of the page.

Step 7. Select "I need to purchase an access code" and click "continue" at the bottom of the page.

Step 8. Purchase your access code by selecting the length of your access. A 6-week course is $40 and an 11-week course is $60. (A 6-week course should work for most students.) Click "continue" at the bottom of the page.

Step 9. Complete registration and pay for your course with a secure online payment.

Tutorial and Learning Mode

Students enter a brief tutorial on the use of ALEKS input tools, called the Answer Editor Tutorial. Immediately following the tutorial, students enter the Initial Assessment or Knowledge Check.

The ALEKS assessment is adaptive and variable in length. This provides a baseline for each individual student and gives the student an assessment report. If you do not know an answer, do not guess. Click “I don’t know.”

After the assessment, students enter the Learning Mode by clicking on one of the topics they are ready to learn. Learning Mode assists students in mastering the required mathematical topics represented in a pie chart. ALEKS provides explanations, links to supplemental tutorial materials, and practice problems.

Once the concept has been mastered, the students is encouraged to choose a new concept from the (updated) pie chart, but more practice is available if desired.

Completion and Registration

Student who successfully master the material at the 90% level receive a certificate of completion from ALEKS and are eligible to register for MATH 110.

The certificate of completion will be automatically be forwarded to Professor Cindy Kaus.

Removing the Math Assessment Registration Hold

To have the math assessment hold removed on your Metropolitan State registration, email the chair of the Mathematic and Statistics Department at MATH@metrostate.edu with the following information:

  • Your full name and student ID number
  • The course ID number of the open section of MATH 098 or MATH 110 for the upcoming semester