The online Math Skills Assessment is a web based assessment designed to measure your level of skill in various areas of mathematics. The University of Alabama uses the assessment to accurately place you in a math course where you have the greatest chance of success.

New Freshmen:

The University places freshmen students in their first UA mathematics class based on previous college mathematics credit, ACT/SAT Math Sub Score or the online Math Skills Assessment. If you choose to take the online Math Skills Assessment, you must complete at least one week prior to your orientation session to ensure the score has been posted to your record.

New Transfers:

The University places transfer and other undergraduate students in their first UA mathematics class based on previous college mathematics credit or the online Math Skills Assessment if no prior college credit has been received. If you require the online Math Skills Assessment, you must complete at least one week prior to your orientation session and/or registration date to ensure the score has been posted to your record.

Current Enrolled, Readmitted and Other New Students:

The University places currently enrolled and other undergraduate students in their first UA mathematics class based on previous college mathematics credit or the online Math Skills Assessment if no prior college credit has been received. If you require the online Math Skills Assessment, please submit a request via the Contact Us page. A staff member will respond to your request.

If you require accommodations for the math assessment:

Preparing for the Math Assessment

  • Work the optional Study Plan and Practice Assessments. These may be found at the same location as your assessment.
  • You may only access the answers for the practice assessment immediately after you submit
  • You will not be able to return at a later time to review

Important Information About the Math Assessment

In order for the results to best reflect your abilities, it is important that you follow a few simple guidelines.

  • Do not use a calculator – we are trying to gauge your computational skills
  • Complete each exercise yourself with no help from another person or computer software
  • Have a scratch paper and pencil/pen available for completing your computations
  • 55 minute time limit
  • Web-based
  • Multiple choice
  • Assessment results available upon completion (recommended course placement)
  • Assessments are valid for 1-year from completion date
  • Topics are based on information taught in undergraduate mathematics courses at UA

Accessing DegreeWorks for Math Course Recommendation

  • Log into your student’s MyBama account
  • Select the “Student” tab
  • Under the Student Services header, select the “DegreeWorks” icon
  • The math placement course recommendation is located in the section directly under Degree Works Production

Accessing the Math Skills Assessment

  • Log into your student’s MyBama account
  • Select the “Admissions/Scholarship” tab
  • Under the Undergraduate Admission header, select  “Admitted Freshman Next Steps” or “Admitted Transfer Next Steps”
  • Click on Math Assessment