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Math Placement Testing

At the UTA Math Department, student success is our number one priority. In order to determine the math course in which you have the best opportunity for success, the Math Department utilizes a modern, evidence-based math placement program. All students needing a math course at or below the Math 1426 – Calculus I level should take a UT-Arlington placement exam.

The Mathematics Department has two options for course placement: ALEKS PPL and the Math Placement Test (MPT). Both tests are available to take online at your convenience, with no appointment necessary. The initial testing session for both options is free for all UT-Arlington students. We recommend students start with the ALEKS PPL, as it also provides a learning module for review and 4 free subsequent attempts.

For more information and to get started with ALEKS or the MPT,

click here to enroll in our Math Placement Program course in Canvas.

All correspondence pertaining to math placement (including any issues you may have accessing/completing/etc. an assessment) should be directed to Be sure to email from your UTA email address and include your StudentID and NetID within the email. If any questions or you need additional information about ALEKS or the MPT, you may also call the Learning Resource Center at 817-272-1749.