Some majors have specific math
requirements to provide a strong foundation for future coursework in the degree
plan. The ability to meet the math requirement, either by placement through the
ALEKS exam or through completion of college math coursework, is crucial for success in remaining major
coursework, as well as a timely graduation. NAU is committed to ensuring
students pursue degree plans best suited to their interests and skills, and also
providing paths to achieving degrees expeditiously.
Students who are unable to meet those
specific math requirements are placed on a “pre-major track” or PMT. These students work
closely with advisors to set math placement goals to achieve adequate academic progress. Please see the below FAQs for more information on PMT. If you have additional
questions please contact your advisor.How do I find my ALEKS placement score?
What ALEKS score is required for my math course?Can I test into a higher math course?
You can find your
ALEKS placement score through you LOUIE account.
Once logged in, follow the steps below to find your
ALEKS placement score.
STEP 1: Look up your TEST RESULTS
STEP 2: Your ALEKS placement scores is
the MATHC score
Are resources available to help me score higher on the ALEKS?
Yes. You can test
into a higher level math by retaking and improving your score on the ALEKS
placement exam. Students are allowed to take the ALEKS a total of 3 times. The
attempts each cost $10 and must be completed
in-person at the Lumberjacks Mathematics Testing Room. Information on ALEKS
testing dates and times can be found at the ALEKS
What if I have math transfer credit that is not in my LOUIE account?
modules are available directly through ALEKS/McGraw-Hill that will provide an
interactive learning environment in which you can practice prerequisite skills
and techniques. Access to the learning modules costs $33 (payable directly to
ALEKS/McGraw-Hill) and is available for 6 weeks after payment. To find more
information about purchasing access to the learning modules please visit the ALEKS
Learning Module website.
You can also do Peak
Performance for free! Peak Performance is an online program,
designed to help incoming freshmen whose math placement is lower than desired.
The advantage to this program is that not only are students prepared to improve
their math placement by retaking the math placement exam, but they are paired
with a peer math coach who shares their insights of campus life and is
knowledgeable about resources available to the student at NAU.
If you have
completed (or are currently taking) a math course at another institution that
information should have been disclosed when you completed your Priority Enrollment Profile.
If you did not provide this information on your Priority Enrollment Profile
please contact your academic advisor via email and inform them of the course
you took and where you took it. Can I catch up with my math requirements?
What if I want to change my major?
Yes. You can take
additional math courses during Summer terms to help catchup to the suggested math track
established by your progression plan. NAU offers a variety of math courses over
the summer. Additional information regarding taking Summer classes at NAU can
be found on the NAU
You can also take a
course at another institution over the summer and have it transferred to NAU. If
you plan to take a course from an Arizona public university, public community
college, or tribal community college you can use the Course Equivalency
Guide to see how the course will transfer to NAU. You will still want to
verify with your NAU academic advisor that the course will work for your
specific math progression. If you plan to take a math class at an out-of-state
institution you will want to contact your NAU academic advisor for an
unofficial evaluation of how the course will transfer to NAU.
You can search the majors
available at NAU using the online Academic
Catalog. For any major you can view the math requirement under the
“Overview” tab. The Gateway
Student Success Center also has numerous online resources available to help
you explore NAU’s major options and select one that is appropriate for you. “What Can I Do With This Major”
is a website also available to you where you can explore career options
associated with many majors.
Once you have
selected a new major please contact your academic advisor. Your advisor will ensure that you are enrolled
in the appropriate courses during Priority Enrollment.
|PMT Major||PMT Math Requirement|
|Astronomy ||MAT 136|
|Biology Majors||MAT 125|
|Business (not HRM)||MAT 121|
|Civil Engineering ||MAT 136|
|Computer Science||MAT 136|
|Electrical Engineering||MAT 136|
|Environmental Engineering||MAT 136|
|Exercise Science||MAT 125|
|Mathematics ||MAT 136|
|Mechanical Engineering||MAT 136|