ALEKS Math Placement Testing Information
Houston Baptist University requires an ALEKS mathematics placement assessment to determine readiness for various lower-level math courses. The ALEKS Placement Assessment covers material from basic math through Pre-calculus and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. After the assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material, and to improve placement and eventual course outcomes.
Please remember: HBU gives students the option of taking the ALEKS at home on the first attempt.
To take it from home you will need to:
ALEKS is required for the following majors:
Kinesiology-Wellness Management Track
Science (any track)
Engineering (any track)
All Other Majors:
Other majors may enroll in MATH 1305 Math for Critical Thinking if they meet minimum requirement:
SAT Math = 530+ or ACT Math = 22+
Students that do not meet the above MATH SAT or ACT requirement must take the ALEKS
placement or they must take MATH 1302.
English Placement Requirements:
We strive to ensure that our student are slated to take the proper English requirements before they begin registering for courses. Please know that they are based in ACT or SAT scores submitted at time of admissions. If students have updated scores they will need to be submitted to the office of admission prior to registering for classes:
ENGL 1303 Basic Grammar & Composition
SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score is <570 (below), or
ACT Reading score is <22 (below)
Will count as elective credit
ENGL 1313 Composition & Literature I
Standard placement for first year students
ENGL 1323 Composition & Literature II
If you already have college credit for ENGL 1313 through AP exam or dual credit
We must have your test scores or transcripts on file!
Please note these are subject to change for 2018/2019 school year
TSI (Texas Success Initiative)
Is not required at Houston Baptist University