Depending on their major, incoming students may be required to enroll in higher-level prerequisite courses during their first semester at UTSA. While there are many ways to place into the particular coursework, such as AP classes, one way is to take the ALEKS Placement Test. You can find more information below on the different ALEKS tests UTSA offers.
ALEKS Math Placement
For many majors (science, technology and math), it’s strongly recommended that you take math placement before registering for classes. All Engineering, Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Computer Science majors are required to take the ALEKS Math Placement to be placed into calculus for their first semester at UTSA.More Information about ALEK Math Placement
ALEKS Chemistry Placement
For certain majors (Kinesiology and Nutrition & Dietetics), it’s strongly recommended that you take chemistry placement before registering for classes. All Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Geology, Physics, Multidisciplinary Science and Medical Humanities majors are required to take the ALEKS Chemistry Placement to be placed into General Chemistry for their first semester at UTSA.More Information about ALEK Chemistry Placement