ALEKS Summer Bridge is an opportunity for those students who place into a developmental level mathematics course (SAS 021 or SAS 022) to complete this coursework prior to their arrival on campus for their first semester at UNE. SAS 021 and SAS 022 are required prerequisite courses for many college level math and science courses. Eligible students are invited to participate following mathematics placement during orientation.
ALEKS is a completely online, artificially intelligent, assessment and learning system adopted by UNE to assist students in mastering the material they will need for success in college level mathematics and science courses. ALEKS is adaptive to each individual and quickly determines what a student knows and doesn’t know within the context of the selected modules. ALEKS offers an individualized learning plan, practice, help and immediate feedback from virtually any computer with Internet access.
Why should students participate?
Students who complete at least 90% of the required ALEKS modules are eligible to advance their mathematics placement level and enroll in their next required math and/or science courses saving time and money.
What if a student opts out of Summer Bridge?
If you elect not to participate in Summer Bridge or if you do not complete 90% the required modules, you will be enrolled in a traditional classroom section of SAS 021 or SAS 022 in the fall semester and advance to your next level of math upon successful completion of that course.
How does a student enroll in Summer Bridge?
Eligible students will receive an invitation with instructions and a course code — please email Lori Wall if these materials are lost or forgotten. Students should expect to spend 20 to 40 hours on ALEKS but this number will vary widely depending on their current mathematical knowledge.
How much does ALEKS cost?
A six-week access code costs $38. There are no university fees associated with this program.