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Math Boot Camp

AUM Math Boot Camp (aka MATH placement program) is a non-credit, web-based math placement preparation program for undergraduate Warhawk students to improve their placement in their first AUM math course or placement into an advanced mathematics course. We encourage new incoming Warhawks to complete the boot camp before their scheduled Student Orientation. As a boot camp participant, we want to ensure you soar at AUM through the successful completion of your math courses!



What are the potential benefits of taking the Math Boot Camp?


Save Money

Taking fewer courses costs less money
  • Students can save roughly $1372 if they can test out of just 1 math course.
  • Students can save roughly $2744 if they test out of 2 math courses (when compared to taking MATH 0703 and MATH 0803).

Save Time

The fewer classes that students must take, the more time they have for other interests

Since each of the above courses requires 5 hours of class time each week, placing out of just 1 math course will free up 90+ hours plus study and transit time over the course of a semester.
The fewer classes students take, the sooner they may graduate!


No Bottlenecking

Math pre-requisites can delay graduation dates

Several programs require math pre-requisites (e.g. Pre-calculus) to enter higher-level courses. Students who can complete these math pre-requisites early in their program will be able to take the courses they need when they need them.

Who is eligible to take a Math Boot Camp?

1) Students who have not yet participated in the program

2) Students whose ALEKS accounts are still valid and have remaining attempts to take the placement test.

Note: Students are allotted 4 attempts to take a proctored placement test, and they have one year from when they register for an ALEKS PPL account to use those attempts.

Register for Math Boot Camp Now

You will need the following items to register:

  • AUM User ID and Password
  • Computer with web browser (Google Chrome is recommended)

To register:

  • Click the following link: ALEKS PROGRAM LINK.
  • After the MyAUM screen appears, log in using your AUM user ID and password.
  • Review and Accept Terms of Use (this only appears with first login).
  • Take a short survey (only for the first time) and follow the prompt to complete registration.
    • Note: This is how you will access your ALEKS PPL account in the future.
    • Complete the tools tutorial to unlock the placement assessment; this first assessment is a no-stress diagnostic because it does not produce an official placement score. Aleks uses the results of the assessment to tailor your math experience in the program specifically to you (Note: The program will ask you to download a test security program called “Lockdown Browser”)
    • Once you finish the placement assessment, begin working through the Aleks math modules until your instructor contacts you and provides you with the camp syllabus

AUM’s Math Boot Camp is online and self-paced. Students will work through online math modules and have access to an instructor who will answer any questions they may have about the course or the material. Additionally, students will have access to AUM’s free tutoring centers—the Instructional Support Lab (244-3265) and the Learning Center (244-3470)—if they need additional support.

ALEKS Placement Test and Passing Scores

ACT Minimum Math SubscoreALEKS Placement Test ScoresCourses
None0 – 29Math 0703 Elementary Algebra w/lab (non-credit math course)
MATH 0902 Combined Algebra# (non-credit math course)
1830 – 40MATH 0803 Intermediate Algebra w/lab (non-credit math course)
2041 – 45MATH 1020 Contemporary Math + Required MATH 1022 Corequisite Support Course
MATH 1050 College Algebra + Required MATH 1052 Corequisite Support Course
MATH 1100 Finite Mathematics + Required MATH 1102 Corequisite Support Course
MATH 2670 Elementary Statistics + Required MATH 2672 Corequisite Support Course
2246 – 60MATH 1020 Contemporary Math
MATH 1050 College Algebra
MATH 1100 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1120 Precalculus Algebra + Required MATH 1122 Corequisite Support Course
MATH 2670 Elementary Statistics
2261 – 65MATH 1120 Precalculus Algebra
2366 – 70MATH 1150 Trigonometry
MATH 1150 Precalculus Algebra w/ Trigonometry
2571 – 75MATH 1510 Survey of Calculus
2676 – 100MATH 1610 Calculus 1

Math Boot Camp Availability


Fall 2021/Spring 2022   These are self-paced, online math modules


Other Notes

~The Math Boot Camp uses the AI-driven web-based software ALEKS PPL. The goal is to provide ample opportunities and guided assistance for students looking to improve their math placement and college math readiness.

~Only a proctored ALEKS Placement Test can be used for official math placement. You will need a webcam and picture ID (e.g. AUM ID or Driver’s License) to complete a proctored exam from home. Please make arrangements with your instructor to complete a proctored exam on campus if needed.

**Note Regarding Registering for your Math Class:

Once you have completed the program and earned the ALEKS placement score you are happy with, please contact your advisor for guidance. Once your new score is entered into our system, you will be able to register for the math class for which you are now eligible using the appropriate alternate PIN.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Berube in the Math Department at jberube@aum.edu.

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