How does ALEKS work???  page 3
I have been doing Beginning Algebra as my math requirement for Excelsior through ALEKS for about 2 months now. I called excelsior yesterday to find out how to register for their math exam but they... Read More

Jun 5, '12Wow, great! I'm glad you did it! Since I have 3 weeks left, I'm going to try and do 1 or 2 more through ALEKS before I cancel it... The Intermediate seems to be about the same so far as the Beginning.. we'll see!
Enjoy the A & P through Straighterline! My friend who took it really liked it... 
Jun 5, '12Thanks!
So are you just doing the Intermediate for fun? That would be pretty cool if you get an even higher grade in Intermediate Good! Good to know she liked it.. And I found the Human Growth and Development from CLEP I think I'll take that first.. I'm not sure how CLEP & Straighterline work though do I buy the recommended books from Excelsior or do they have their own books that they recommend?? Let me know how the Intermediate goes! 
Jun 5, '12I thought I would try the Intermediate... I'm almost halfway through the assessment, and I'm really taking my time. So far, it seems very much like the Beginning! I'll let you know...
For Straighterline, be sure you do the free trial... I just got an email today, saying 'sign up within 7 days and the first class is free'. (I neglected to tell you that, besides the $99/month, each course is $39... still a very good value!!) I'm not exactly sure what books you will need for their A & P... maybe someone who has taken it will jump in and comment...
For CLEP, you will not need to buy books through Excelsior.... I have a small CLEP study guide for HG &D that I can email you. Also, I have Santrock 'Life Span Development' that I bought from Ebay, I downloaded the Content Guide from Excelsior and I think, somewhere, I have another CLEP study guide for that topic. I'll probably use all of them to help me learn the subject. 
Dec 21, '12Did y'all have to put in a ten digit code to sign up for ALEKS or did you just sign up under "for personal use"? I'm getting ready to sign up for College Algebra, which my advisor recommended. I may be switching to Intermediate though. I just lack this (math) and the CPNE. Did they actually accept beginning Algebra and how long did it take y'all?
Thanks!!! 

Dec 21, '12@mdsnurse12 You can get most of your prereqs several ways. For math, you can CLEP, take a college course (online or brick and mortar), or use ALEKS. ALEKS seems to be far and away the most popular option for math. I've CLEPed every other prereq, but I am going with ALEKS for math.
BTW, an advisor got back with me and said he didn't know about the code, so if some of y'all who have done ALEKS before could help me out, that would be great. I figure you register under "personal use" but I don't won't to have to take the whole thing over because I signed up under the wrong option. Thanks again! 

Dec 26, '12Quote from tnmarieHi... from the home page of ALEKS, in the middle, on the right it says 'independent use' and in there click on students. I did the free trial first then signed up. Great way to complete the math requirement..... good luck!!@mdsnurse12 You can get most of your prereqs several ways. For math, you can CLEP, take a college course (online or brick and mortar), or4 use ALEKS. ALEKS seems to be far and away the most popular option for math. I've C4LEPed every other prereq, but I am going with ALEKS for math.
BTW, an advisor got back with me and said he didn't know about the code, so if some of y'all who have done ALEKS before could help me out, that would be great. I fig4ure you register under "personal use" but I don't won't to have to take the whole thing over because I signed up under the wrong option. Thanks again! 
Apr 4, '16Just completed my Beginning Algebra with ALEKS. I was confused on the whole process of it thinking I would have to take a final test, which you don't, to then thinking I had to fill up that entire pie chart, which you don't. At the top of your pie chart it saysCourse Mastery: ACE CREDIT  Registry and Transcript System  after you register on this website. The assessments you take on ALEKS about every 5 hours will go over the things you have learned through doing the pie chart but they are not a test you do not have to score a certain percentage on them, if you get things wrong on them you either have to relearn or (master) that or its something you haven't been taught yet and need to learn (master). It takes ACE about 3 days to process your course and another 3 days to get transcript together for you to order it. Hope this helps some as I was very confused when I first started this process and I was putting way to much stress on myself thinking there was a final test.
(283 of 375 topics) this is mine for example which means I have mastered at least 75 percent. Once yours is 70 percent or better you can submit it for the ACE credit at