Math Placement at VSU
Upon admission to Valdosta State University, most students will be assigned a VSU Math Index (VMI). The VMI is based on students' admission data (SAT/ACT scores, etc.) and it places students in mathematics courses based on these recorded math performances. For how the VMI index is assigned, please visit the Mathematics and Computer Science webpage , then click on Math Placement. The VMI places students in math courses at these levels:
Level 1 
MATH 1101, MATH 1111

Level 2 
MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1112,

Level 3 
MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1112, MATH 1261, MATH 1113, MATH 1113

Level 4 
MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1112, MATH 1261, MATH 1113, MATH 1113H, MATH 2261 
ALEKS Math Placement Exam
Students that have received college credit may proceed to higher levels of math by meeting the necessary prerequisite criteria.
Course 
Prerequisites 
VMI Level 
Placement Exam Score 
Math 1101 
None 
1e or 1 
0 – 55 
Math 1111 Extended* 
None 
1e 
0 – 45 
Math 1111 
None 
1 
46 – 55 
Math 1112 
Math 1111 with C or Better 
2 
56 – 65 
Math 1261 
Math 1111 or Math 1101 with C or Better 
2 
56 – 65 
Math 1113 
Math 1112 with C or Better 
3 
66 – 75 
Math 1113H**^{} 
Math 1112 with C or Better 
3 
66 – 75 
Math 2261 
Math 1112 or Math 1113 with C or Better 
4 
76 – 100 
*Math 1111 Extended meets five days a week
**Math 1113H requires admission to the Honors College
ALEKS Math Placement Exam Info
Students who have met the prerequisite math requirement, students who are satisfied with their VMI placement levels, students who have completed their core math requirements, and students who only need to take MATH 1101/1111 to meet their core math requirement do not need to take the Math Placement Exam. For how the VMI index is assigned, please visit the Mathematics and Computer Science webpage , then click on Math Placement.
Those students who need to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam are:
 Students without enough admission data to produce a VSU Math Index (such as international students and nontraditional students) who want to take a math course other than MATH1101 or MATH1111.
 Students who are dissatisfied with their placement level as determined by the VMI
 Transfer students who do not meet the prerequisites for the desired entrylevel math course
How to take the Exam
The ALEKS math placement exam is an online exam. First go to http://ww2.valdosta.edu/it/eas/sis (It can be found at to login to Banner. Click on the "New Student Portal" tab. Then click the "Take the Placement Exam" button. The cost to take the placement exam is $25. You will immediately receive your placement exam score online after taking the exam. Once you receive your score, you may refer to the table above to determine your placement level. After taking the exam, your score will be reported to the VSU Banner registration system within 24 hours, which will make you eligible to register for any of the courses in your placement level or below.
When to take the Placement Exam:
In order to be properly advised at oncampus registration, you must take the math placement exam one week prior to your scheduled orientation. In order to register for a math class other than Level 1, the math placement exam must be completed at least two business days prior to the first day of class.
Where to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam:
You may take the math placement exam at any location where you have internet access on a computer.
Other Math Placement Exam info:
The math placement exam may be taken up to three times. Each math placement exam attempt may also be used as a diagnostic exam to identify your particular strengths and weakness for collegelevel math. The ALEKS math placement software provides up to 6 weeks of individualized online tutorials. Do not use your own calculator when taking the placement exam. The software will provide you with an onscreen calculator as needed. Typically the exam takes 6090 minutes to complete. The maximum time allowed to complete the placement exam is 24 hours. One must wait a minimum of 24 hours between placement exam attempts. During the time between attempts, it is highly recommended that you take full advantage of the online tutorial system. Once the exam starts, the student is expected to adhere to the instructions. The VSU Honor Code will be in place. When taking the exam online, the student should honor the instructions and not receive outside help. This will only result in misplacement into a course in which the student is not yet prepared to succeed. For more details about the ALEKS Math Placement Exam, please visit the Mathematics and Computer Science webpage , then click on Math Placement.