You do not have to prepare before taking the ALEKS assessment, but you should take the test seriously as it will determine your placement in IUPUC math courses.
If the results of your initial assessment are not as strong as you would like, you can retake the ALEKS assessment four more times (for a total of FIVE assessments). You will also be given the opportunity to complete self-guided online ALEKS learning modules to strengthen your math skills. These learning modules must be completed before retaking ALEKS or before the start of the semester to brush up on specific topics on which you might need more practice.
Remember, the ALEKS assessment will not only help you place into your appropriate math course(s), but it will also help you be more likely to succeed in the course and make good grades.