What is my placement result? Your placement result (overall score) is a number between 0 and 100. It represents the percentage of topics ALEKS has identified you have mastered.  

Course placement is determined as follows: 

Course Number

Course Name

ALEKS Score Range

MATH 0029

Fundamentals of Mathematics 1

0 to 29

MATH 0030

Fundamentals of Mathematics 2

30 to 45

MATH 0031

College Algebra

46 to 60

MATH 0110

Fundamentals of Mathematics

46 to 60

MATH 0200

Preparation for Scientific Calculus

61 to 75

MATH 0220

Analytical Geometry and
Calculus I

76 to 100

Where can I see my score?

  • You will receive your score immediately upon completion of your Placement Assessment.
  • Your ALEKS score can be viewed by re-entering ALEKS using the same access link for which you took the Placement Assessment.

How long is my placement result valid? Your placement result is valid for up to 12 months.  

What if I do not place into the course I wanted? This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the Prep and Learning Modules offered within ALEKS PPL. An individualized study plan will be created based on your performance on the Initial Placement Assessment. ALEKS will identify what you know and what you are ready to learn next so you can brush up on lost knowledge.  

I did not place into the class I wanted. Can I take it anyway? No, you must achieve the minimum placement result to take each corresponding class.

What if I placed into the class I wanted? Congratulations! Continue to use your Prep and Learning Module to improve your chances for success. The placement result required is the minimum preparation for your course. Take advantage of the individualized review and learning features in ALEKS to get a better grade in your class.

Can I retake the ALEKS PPL Assessment? Yes, you may take up to three Placement Assessments.

However, to make each attempt worthwhile, it is important that you spend time working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Module between Placement Assessments so that you can improve your skills. After you take an assessment placement ALEKS will automatically assign you Preparation and Learning Modules to complete.    

Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment immediately? You must wait 48 hours between Placement Assessments. You are required to complete the preparation and learning modules before taking another assessment.  There is generally no benefit to re-taking the Placement Assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. You cannot improve your results by simply re-taking the Placement Assessment without spending time in the Prep and Learning Module to refresh material that you may have forgotten.

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