Most students, including transfer students, who plan to register for a course at Western that has a mathematics prerequisite must first take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) online. The MPA also serves as a prerequisite for some courses in other departments such as Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Decision Sciences, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Physics and Science Education.
Students must activate their Universal Account in order to access the ALEKS MPA. Because this is an online assessment, students will need access to a computer and high speed internet connection.
Additional information about math placement and the online ALEKS MPA is available from the Testing Center.