# Improve Your Math Placement

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## Get ahead this summer

Learn more about how to use your summer to get ahead, be better prepared for math at ASU, and move forward towards completing your degree.

We know the cost of college can be expensive, which is why **we offer these low-cost options for increasing your Math Placement Assessment score** and/or completing a math course over the summer for credit.

ASU is here to support you in timely degree completion, and getting a jump-start on math could help save you time and money down the road. We also know it is important to balance your academic goals with your personal needs and priorities during the summer. Make sure to also take time to relax, recharge, and enjoy the summer season!

### Let’s get started!

To begin, you will need your score from the Math Placement Assessment (MPA) system called ALEKS PPL. If you log into the ALEKS PPL system, you can find your score.

Once you determine your score, use the guide below to learn your next steps:

The degree program you have selected has an initial math course of MAT 265: Calculus I for Engineers. Based on your Math Placement Assessment score, **you placed into MAT 171: Precalculus**.

Use the summer months to complete supplemental material on your own. Then, you may retake the Math Placement Assessment and attempt to improve your score. If you improve your score to 76 or above, you may enroll in MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers instead.

Why work to improve your score? **Starting in MAT 265 instead of MAT 171 would put you on track for graduating in four years.**

ASU uses a Math Placement Assessment system called ALEKS PPL. If you log into the ALEKS PPL system, you can complete modules to improve your mathematical knowledge set as you further develop skills toward calculus.

After you have worked on these modules for a few weeks, **retake the math placement assessment.** Improving your skills by completing ALEKS PPL modules is a self-paced activity, requiring a commitment of time and focus to complete the modules.

After improving your score to 76 or above, you can enroll in MAT 265, Calculus for Engineers either by changing your schedule on MyASU or by making an appointment with your academic advisor.

The degree program you have selected has an initial math course of MAT 265: Calculus I for Engineers. Based on your Math Placement Assessment score, **you placed into MAT 117: College Algebra. **

Use the summer months to **complete preparatory modules on your own** to improve your mathematical knowledge set as you further develop skills toward pre-calculus or calculus. Improving your skills by completing ALEKS PPL modules is a **self-paced activity**, requiring a commitment of time and focus to complete the modules.

**Get free tutoring from the Fulton Schools! **While you work on the modules, you can take advantage of FREE virtual tutoring from the Fulton Schools as you prepare to re-take the MPA.

After you have worked on these modules for a few weeks, retake the Math Placement Assessment and attempt to improve your score.

**If you improve your score to 61 or above, you can enroll in MAT 171: Pre-Calculus for Engineers or MAT 170: Pre-Calculus** instead of MAT 117.

After improving your score to 61 or above, you can **change your schedule on MyASU** or by make an appointment with your academic advisor.

The degree program you have selected has an initial math course of MAT 265: Calculus I for Engineers. Based on your Math Placement Assessment score, **you have placed into MAT 117: College Algebra.**

If you are interested in taking MAT 117: College Algebra over the summer to increase your Math Placement Assessment score and get a jump-start on your math coursework (at potentially no cost to you), please review the information below.

ASU offers MAT 117 as a virtual, self-paced course as part of the Universal Learner Courses.** There is a cost of $25.00 to begin the course. **Completing the coursework will build your math knowledge. Enroll now in MAT 117, College Algebra.

Successfully completing the self-paced course would prepare you to do either one of these options:

**Retake the Math Placement Assessment:**improve your score to 61 or higher and register for MAT 171: Pre-Calculus for Engineers or MAT 170: Pre-Calculus for the fall semester.**and/or****Earn academic credit:**The Universal Learner Course program allows you to convert your completed MAT 117 course to college credit.**There are financial costs**associated.**However, it is not necessary for you to earn the academic credit.**After completing the self-paced course, you only need to re-take the Math Placement Assessment to try to place into the higher MAT course.**and/or****Enroll in MAT 117, College Algebra, at ASU for the summer.**Visit MyASU to register for the course (university tuition and fees do apply).

Improving your skills by completing MAT 117 is a self-paced activity, requiring a commitment of time and focus to complete the modules.

If you have any questions, make an appointment with your academic advisor.

The degree program you have selected has an initial math course of MAT 265: Calculus I for Engineers. Based on your Math Placement Assessment score, **you have placed into MAT 117: College Algebra.**

If you are interested in taking MAT 117: College Algebra over the summer to increase your Math Placement Assessment score and get a jump-start on your math coursework (at potentially no cost to you), please review the information below.

ASU offers MAT 117 as a virtual, self-paced course as part of the Universal Learner Courses.** There is a cost of $25.00 to begin the course. **Completing the coursework will build your math knowledge.

Earning the credit for MAT 117 would allow you to take MAT 170: Pre-Calculus for the fall semester. You are only eligible to convert the course for credit **if you earn a final grade of A or B.**

Enroll now in MAT 117, College Algebra.

Enroll in MAT 117, College Algebra, at ASU for the summer. Visit MyASU to register for the course (university tuition and fees do apply).

Completing MAT 117 is a self-paced activity, requiring a commitment of time and focus to complete the class.

If you have any questions, make an appointment with your academic advisor.