Step 3: Complete Placement Tests and Request Counselor Recommendation
DO NOT TAKE THE TESTS WITHOUT STUDYING, see Step 2 for resources.
STOP! Do not proceed until you have your UAA ID, username, and password. Please contact UAA IT Services (786-4646) if you need assistance with your UAA username and password.
The Accuplacer exam determines a student's writing course placement at UAA. Register now, UAA Registration for Accuplacer Test. Select the following for Location: Alaska Middle College, then Group: Placement Test, and then Exam: Placement Exam, in each section to sign up without cost.
*Please note, you need a score of 530 or higher to qualify for the program and college writing courses.
Until further notice, AMCS will not be holding a proctored ALEKS test, instead, they require you to complete the exam at home. You will have three hours to complete the test and can take the test up to four (4) more times; however, you will need to complete a learning module between each re-take.
Complete ALEKS, UA ALEKS. Log in using your UAA username and password. If you're having issues with the login process, please call IT @ 786-4646 for assistance.
At the bottom of the link there is a Vow Of Integrity:
NO OUTSIDE HELP as you take the ALEKS! All you need is a pencil/pen and scratch paper...the test will provide a calculator if/when necessary. No clicking outside of ALEKS while testing to Google questions. No books. Just use what you know, because you want a place in a Math course that you can complete successfully.
Discrepancies will be addressed.
Once you are logged in, you will see "My Classes" with one active block. Click on the block to proceed. ALEKS will ask you to fill out a brief survey. Two survey questions where students have consistently requested clarification:
When asked about your last completed math class, enter the last math class you fully completed (or the closest match you can find in the drop-down box) - not the one you're currently enrolled in.
When asked which math class you would like to test into, click the MATH105 option.
Please note, you need a score of 30 or higher to place in a college-level math class. Remember, the learning modules are there for your benefit and will reinforce the concepts specific to areas where ALEKS determines you could use some extra support.
After completing each test, record your placement score on the checklist form as you will need this information while completing the application.
As part of the application process, you will need a counselor's recommendation. Please request a recommendation via email and provide this link to your high school counselor, AMCS Program Counselor Recommendation. To copy to your email, right-click on the link and select copy and paste into the body of your email. Please note, the recommendation form must be on file before the review committee will assess your application.
Next Step: Prepare and complete the AMCS application.