ALEKS Chemistry Placement Assessment

If you plan to take General Chemistry I (CHEM 10060), you are required to take the online ALEKS Chemistry assessment.

When to Take the Assessment

  • SUMMER 2020: Take the online ALEKS Chemistry assessment beginning Tuesday, April 21 at 12:01 a.m.
  • FALL 2020: Take the online ALEKS Chemistry assessment beginning Tuesday, July 14 at 12:01 a.m.
  • To take the assessment, log into FlashLine > Student > Resources > Placement Assessment > Chemistry.
  • The assessment takes about an hour to complete. There is no time limit to take the initial assessment.
  • To be eligible to take CHEM 10060, you will need to obtain 100% mastery of the material in the ALEKS Chemistry assessment. You will need to complete all topics and use the learning modules available online through ALEKS Chemistry to improve your mastery as needed.
  • You will be periodically reassessed (each time 20 topics are learned) until you obtain 100% mastery of the 90 core topics. You do not need to take the Goal Completion Assessment that will be offered to you once your mastered topics plus your learned topics equal 90 (or 100%).
  • Only students who attain 100% mastery on the initial placement assessment or who reach 100% through the use of the learning modules by the deadline will be permitted to remain registered for CHEM 10060.


  • SUMMER 2020: Monday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
  • FALL 2020: Monday, Aug. 24 at 11:59 p.m.
  • To ensure you that you obtain 100% mastery by the deadline, you may need to invest extra time to master the topics.. Take the assessment as early as possible.

SUMMER 2020 ALEKS Chemistry Placement Support

You can schedule time to work with a chemistry tutor at the Academic Success Center for additional help with the learning modules after you have taken the assessment. Visit Testing Services for tutoring information.

FALL 2020 Virtual ALEKS Chemistry Placement Prep Session

During the summer, Kent State Stark is offering a virtual ALEKS Chemistry assessment preparation session to help you review and master the topics that will be covered in the assessment.

ALEKS Chemistry Prep Session
July 13 - 17, 2020

Students who participate in the virutal ALEKS Chemistry Prep Session will have access to an online classroom through their FlashLine account that will provide PowerPoint presentations, an ability to post questions to a message board and daily Q&A sessions with a chemistry tutor.


Fall 2020 ALEKS Chemistry Placement Support 
You can also make an appointment with a chemistry tutor for additional help with the learning modules after you have taken the assessment. Visit Testing Services for tutoring information.