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Welcome New Longhorns! To help you prepare for college-level mathematics courses at UT Austin, the Department of Mathematics in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) require the readiness package. This package provides personal and computer-based support as you review topics in preparation for precalculus or calculus.

Read below to get started. Helpful tips and resources can also be found on the left-hand menu.

Students enrolled in Summer 2014 courses


Summer 2014 students must complete the ALEKS Math Assessment by 11:59 pm on June 2, 2014.  Summer 2014 students will not be required to complete the UT Math Assessment.

If your learning modules have expired, and you have not achieved your required score it is recommended that you work through the learning modules in Quest to improve your areas of weakness and then reassess in ALEKS. Please do not repurchase the package, as it will not grant further access to the learning modules. CNS will not issue refunds if you repurchase ALEKS. If you have additional questions or concerns, please send an email to with your EID, or call us at 512-471-3797. 


Students enrolled or enrolling in Fall 2014 courses

The Math Assessment consists of two parts:


Incoming CNS students must complete the initial ALEKS Math Assessment by 11:59 pm on May 30, 2014. All other incoming enrolling in mathematics and statistics* courses must complete the initial ALEKS Math Assessment before their orientation session. All students are required to take the Math Warm-up before purchasing ALEKS.

After purchasing ALEKS Math, you will have 6 weeks to work in the learning mode in ALEKS and use the Quest learning materials to improve your score. The appropriate score for your Math or SDS course is required by August 14 at 11:59 pm or you will be dropped from your course.

*The following courses have ALEKS requirements: Math 305G, 316, 408K, 408N, 408C and SDS 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 328M


UT Math Assessment will be given during Orientation. All incoming CNS students will take the UT Math Assessment. All other students will take the UT Math Assessment if they plan on enrolling in M408N, M408K or M408C in Fall 2014. If you do not achieve a 70% on your UT Math Assessment during Orientation, use the UT online resources to improve your math skills before you retake the assessment on August 25. 


Review with a math warm-up (required)

Follow this link to purchase the UT CNS Math Assessment Package. This package includes the ALEKS Math Assessment, review learning modules in Quest and the UT Math Assessment.

You will need your EID and a credit card to purchase the UT CNS Math Assessment package. If you have not completed the warm up, you will not be able to check out.

You may access the ALEKS Math Assessment here.

  • Expect the assessment to take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, so plan accordingly.
  • You must finish the initial assessment once you have started it. After you have finished the initial assessment, you may work in the learning modules.
  • Paper and pencil will be needed.
  • A calculator will be provided by ALEKS when needed, thus you should not use your own.
  • You may not use books, other materials, the Internet, or consult with anyone during the assessment.

Utilize the ALEKS Learning Modules and UT online resources to increase your knowledge of mathematics topics considered to be UT prerequisite course material.