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    otisluvslucy is offline Minor Noble
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    Default Question about ALEKS

    I see ALEKS talked about on here a lot, and though I am familiar with it (brushing up on math 102 in preparation for College Math on there now) because my wife uses it for her job, I was wondering what yall mean by schools accepting ALEKS credits. Can you really just sign up for it and take it and send the results to a school like a CLEP test? Or is it an online class through the big 3?

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    Yes, we can take an ALEKS math course(s) for $20 per month, add it to our ACE transcript, and send it for credit to a Big 3 or other college that accepts ACE. (Always double-check with your school.) With a few exceptions (like TESC does not accept Beginning Algebra), here is the list of ACE approved courses offered by ALEKS:

    ACE Credit Courses

    It's a great opportunity to earn credit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NAP View Post
    Always double-check with your school.
    Just to make sure you get the point. Better safe than sorry.

    Also, there is a writeup on ALEKS on the wiki. And you get a 3 day free trial.

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    EC accepts the all (but all three stats are considered the same course by EC). IT degrees can only have 9 credits in math below calculus, stats doesn't count so you can get 12 credits from ALEKS if doing an IT degree with EC (I did).

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsacar View Post
    EC accepts the all (but all three stats are considered the same course by EC). IT degrees can only have 9 credits in math below calculus, stats doesn't count so you can get 12 credits from ALEKS if doing an IT degree with EC (I did).
    Good point! That's a great way to get the maximum math credit in ECs School of Liberal Arts too. Also, ALEKS Stats counts as UL credit, so you can create a depth in math with 3 ALEKS Math + 1 ALEKS Stats courses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valsacar View Post
    EC accepts the all (but all three stats are considered the same course by EC). IT degrees can only have 9 credits in math below calculus, stats doesn't count so you can get 12 credits from ALEKS if doing an IT degree with EC (I did).
    For the sake of comparison, TESC has the same policy regarding the stats courses except if you are getting a BSBA (business admin degree) then Intro Stats counts as the required mathematical statistics class, and Business Stats counts as Operations Management, a business elective. So you can take two very similar classes and get two separate credits for it, but only through a business degree at TESC.

    Also, TESC's BSBA program requires pre-calculus, and TESC accepts ALEKS trigonometry as filling that requirement. But you can't also do pre-cal to get extra credit, of course.

    Off the top of my head I'm pretty sure TESC also has a 9-credit limit on math below calculus just like EC, but I can't recall if you can have credits spill over into gen ed electives, so you should look it up or ask them to be sure.

    I guess technically you could get 15 credits from ALEKS going the BSBA route at TESC. I'm not doing that myself so I may be wrong. But if right it looks like this:

    Natural Science/Math Credits
    - Intermediate Algebra
    - College Algebra

    Pre-Cal Requirement
    - Trig or Pre-Cal

    Statistics Requirement
    - Intro Stats

    Business Elective
    - Business Stats
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    After completing all but 4 gen eds for the BSBA, in June 2013 I switched to BA CS to go full-STEM and due to life and career I am now slow-rolling it taking 1-2 courses per semester until complete. Current ETA Fall 2014.

    Completed:
    AAS Computer Science, CCAF
    CLEP: A&I Lit, CCM, College Math, Fin Acc, Marketing, Mgmt, Microecon
    DSST: Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance
    ALEKS: College Algebra, Trig, Stats
    Classes: ENC-102, LAW-201, ECO-111, ACC-102, LIB-495, COS-213, COS-241

    Next: Computer Architecture, Calc I

    Remaining:
    CLEP: 3x gen eds
    Classes: Calc I/II, Discrete Math, Operating Systems, Capstone

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