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Accessing Exam Results

Exam results are posted to your One.IU account. Exam results are not emailed nor are they given over the phone.

Results of the math exam are available immediately following the exam and the
scores are posted to your One.IU account in 1-2 business days.

English exam scores are posted in 5-7 business days to your One.IU account.

Exam Retake Policy: The English exam may be taken once every 30 days. The math exam may be taken up to 5 times in a year.

To access your scores, follow these steps:
1. Create an Indiana University computer account (known as a One.IU account). Go to Account Management Service. You will be asked to enter your last name, date of birth, and university ID number. New students can find their ID number on their admissions certificate.
2. Go to One.IU and search for "Student Center."
3. Click on "Student Center"
4. In the Student Center, click on “My Academics and Grades”
5. Look under "Transfer, Test, Other Credit"
6. Click on “View Test Scores” (not Test Credit).


Your scores (also referred to as levels) are displayed as shown below:

Test ID
Test Component
Test Score
PLTSB SBMAT 0 - 100
PLTSB SBENG 10, 20, 30, or 40


PLTSB is an abbreviation for “South Bend Placement Exams.” The Test Component is the exam
you took. These fields do not display unless you actually take the exam.

If you took the SAT or ACT, those scores also appear. For the SAT, the Critical Reading section
displays as “VE” under the test component, and the Writing section displays as “WR.”

Interpreting Your Exam Results
Click on the links below for details on interpreting your results on each exam.

Math Exam


English Exam


Placement Exam Requirements in Other Courses

The placement exams are also used to determine eligibility in courses other than math or English composition.

Anthropology
It is highly recommended that you place at Level 40 on the English placement exam to
enroll in A105 Human Origins and Prehistory or E105 Culture and Society.

Astronomy
You must achieve a score of 36 or above on the ALEKS exam to enroll in N190 The Natural
World*.

Biology
You must achieve a score of 51 or above on the ALEKS exam to enroll in L101 Introduction
to Biological Sciences 1 or L102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2. There is no
math requirement for L100 Humans and the Biological World or T100 Biology for
Elementary Teachers.

Chemistry
You must achieve a score of 51 or above on the ALEKS exam to enroll in C101 Elementary
Chemistry I. If you have had one year of high school chemistry or C101, you may enroll
in C105 Principles of Chemistry I. There is no math level requirement for N190 The
Natural World*.

Computer Science
You must achieve a score of 36 or above on the ALEKS exam to enroll in C101 Computer
Programming I.

Geology
You must achieve a score of 36 or above on the ALEKS exam to enroll in G111 Physical
Geology or N190 The Natural World*. To enroll in T106 Earth and Space Science
for Elementary Teachers, you must first complete T101 Math for Elementary
Teachers I.

Physics
The following ALEKS scores are required:
N190 The Natural World* – 36 or above
P201 General Physics I – 76 or above
P221 Physics I – 76 or above (if concurrently enrolled in Math M215)

Sociology
It is highly recommended that you place at Level 40 on the English placement exam to
enroll in S161 Principles of Sociology or S163 Social Problems.

*Course N190 is offered in various departments with different requirements. If taking N190 in
astronomy or geology, a math placement level of 3 is required. If taking N190 in chemistry, no
math level is required.

Questions

If you have questions, please contact the Gateway Information Center.