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Quantitative Reasoning Exam

The Quantitative Reasoning Exam (QRE) is now called the Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE).  

The placement exam is administered online through ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning system (ALEKS PPL).  This adaptive testing system will assess your mastery over a broad range of mathematical topics ranging from basic arithmetic to precalculus (including trigonometry).  Your score on the test will determine what math and science classes you can register for.     



November 3

PROCTORED Exam — For the purposes of Spring 16 registration  Sign Up

December 1

PROCTORED RE-TAKE — For students needing another attempt based on 11/3 results

(Invite Only)

January 19


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Instructions To take the Assessment


  1. Sign up to take the exam by clicking on the link in the blue box above.   
  2. Set up or renew your account with ALEKS.
    1. If you have never used ALEKS before, start at this link.  
    2. If you already have an ALEKS account, but your access is expired, you will need to sign up for a “new class”. To do this, just log into ALEKS using your ALEKS username and password, then select:
  3. Enter the Course Code WFTVG-YYNHN when prompted.  You will then enter your credit card information to pay the $25 fee to set up your account.  This fee includes FIVE exam attempts as well as 6 months in an adaptive online learning module.  
  4. Take a Practice Test and/or and review for the real deal.
    1. If you are setting up or renewing an account, use your first exam as a practice test! (Your score will not count as your placement score.  Only proctored results will be recorded by the registrar.)  
    2. If you have already taken an ALEKS test, use the learning module to review and prepare.   If you have already taken Precalculus (in high school) you should choose the Prep for Calculus module, otherwise you should choose the Prep for Precalculus Module.  Both modules include all of the content from the Prep for College Algebra module. 
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