Math placement cut scores

Math placement at the University of Nevada, Reno is determined by ACT or SAT scores, or by the ALEKS PPL placement assessment.

The ALEKS PPL placement assessment is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, which represents the percentage of math topics and subject areas ALEKS has identified the student has mastered.  It does not represent the percentage of correctly or incorrectly answered questions.

In the table below, the cut score is the minimum score required to place into the corresponding course(s).  The Department of Mathematics and Statistics regularly reviews the cut scores, and they are subject to change without notice.

ALEKS placement cut scores
Cut score Course(s)
0 MATH 120E, MATH 126EE
30 MATH 126E
46 MATH 120, MATH 126, STAT 152
50 MATH 128
61 MATH 127, MATH 176
76 MATH 181