Placement information

General resources

The following are some general Iowa State University resources regarding student placement:

Foreign language

Credit by exam


All incoming students (both new freshmen and transferring students) must complete the ALEKS placement assessment 2 weeks before attending orientation. The ALEKS assessment consists of 20 to 35 questions. Allow 1-2 hours to complete the assessment.

For computer requirements and how to access ALEKS, please visit the ALEKS web page.