Academic Success Center
40 Campus Center (lower level)
Students must be admitted in order to take Kent State University placement tests.
Most new students to Kent State University will be required to take the ALEKS placement test for mathematics. ALEKS is a powerful artificial intelligence-based (AI) assessment software product that zeroes in on the student's mathematical strengths and weaknesses, reports its findings, and then, if necessary, provides a learning module to improve the student's knowledge and skill.
The ALEKS math placement test can be taken online from home through FlashLine. Students who wish to take ALEKS math placement at the Academic Success Center are welcome to do so during walk-in testing hours.
New students who have current ACT scores will be placed in reading and writing courses according to ACT reading and English subscores.
New students who do not have current ACT scores must take ACCUPLACER reading and writing and ALEKS math.
ALEKS and ACCUPLACER test results are used by academic advisors to determine proper course placement.