Dates and Deadlines

New first-year students will be invited to attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) session at their campus of admission. You will speak with advisers during NSO who will discuss your ALEKS score, your academic interests, and your academic background with you. Advisers will help you schedule appropriate courses during orientation.

ALEKS is only available to new students. You must complete the placement assessment and at least one retake prior to attending NSO. Failure to complete your online placement assessment prior to June 1 may alter your New Student Orientation schedule of activities. The remaining opportunities to retake the assessment (at most 3) will be available until August 1, 2017.

  • You must access ALEKS prior to NSO from March 15, 2017 – June 1, 2017. You must complete the placement assessment and at least one retake assessment during this time period.
  • ALEKS will be accessible June 2, 2017 – August 1, 2017 for you to use the remainder of your retake assessments.
  • Access to the ALEKS placement assessment expires on August 1, 2017.
  • Access to the ALEKS Learning Modules expires at the end of the drop period.

DSU reserves the right to randomly select students to take the placement assessment on campus through the University College Testing Services and Programs with a proctor.