FIU uses the Math Placement Score (MPS) to place incoming freshman students in introductory math courses. MPS is calculated based on the student's SAT/ACT score(s), high school GPA and high school math classes; it appears in the student's MyFIU account.

Students who do not have an MPS (i.e. international students, homeschooled students, and transfer students who do not have prior math credit) may need to take the ALEKS placement assessment to determine which math class to take first at FIU. These students will be advised at freshman or transfer orientation that they must take ALEKS by following the steps below:

**Step 1: **Access your ALEKS single sign-on page by clicking the following link: ALEKS single sign-on page (Use Class Code NAFHD-GDFKE, if necessary)*. *Please Note: It is important that you pay the required fee prior to your test date.

**Step 2: **Students may use __ProctorU__ to take the ALEKS. Click here to learn how ProctorU works, to create an account, or schedule your exam. Students may also elect to take the ALEKS at an approved local testing facility by following the instructions and completing the **Proctor Request Form**. Click here to locate a testing center in your state and/or local area.

ALEKS is a web-based artificially intelligent system designed to determine exactly what a student knows. This information is used to place a student in a class for which they have sufficient background knowledge.

To know which math course you should register for based on your MPS score and intended major, please consult with your assigned academic advisor or one of the MPS and ALEKS Placement Tables below.

- Math placement MPS scores (Students admitted Spring 2023 or after)
- Math placement MPS scores (Students admitted Fall 2022 or prior)
- Math and Chemistry course placement ALEKS scores

## Architecture | ||

MPS Score | Math Course | |

< 30 | MAC 1105 | College Algebra |

Minimum 30 | MAC 1114 | Trigonometry |

## Business & Economics | ||

MPS Score | Math Course | |

< 35 | MAC 1105 | College Algebra |

Minimum 35 | MAC 2233 | Business Calculus |

## Dietetics and Nutrition-Nutritional Sciences Track & Construction Management | ||

MPS Score | Math Course | |

< 39 | MAC 1105 | College Algebra |

Minimum 39 | MAC 1147 | Pre-calculus Algebra & Trigonometry |

## Math, Statistics, Sciences, Engineering & Computing | ||

MPS Score | Math Course | |

< 39 | MAC 1105 | College Algebra |

39-44 | MAC 1147 | Pre-calculus Algebra & Trigonometry |

Minimum 45 | MAC 2311 | Calculus I |

## Nursing, HSA & Dietetics & Nutrition Didactic Track | ||

MPS Score | Math Course | |

No Minimum | MAC 1105 | College Algebra |

MPS scores are used for math placement for incoming freshmen. The score is generated from High School GPA and SAT/ACT Math Scores. Students in majors that require a higher level math beyond MAC 1105 who do not have MPS scores or college credit for MAC 1105 or higher may either begin in MAC 1105 or take the ALEKS math placement exam.

Students must have MPS of 30 or higher to place into CHM 1045.