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Math Placement ALEKS FAQs

Preparing for ALEKS

  • Can I take a practice ALEKS Assessment?

  • Do I need to install any software or plug-ins prior to taking the ALEKS Placement Assessment?

  • Should I take the ALEKS Assessment if I already meet the prerequisite for a class?

  • I'm not good with computers. Will I be able to practice using the ALEKS software before taking the assessment?


Test Day Information

  • Where do I go to take the ALEKS Assessment?

  • Do I need an appointment?

  • Do I have to pay to take the ALEKS Assessment?

  • How long does ALEKS take? (Is it timed?)

  • What do I need to bring with me for my ALEKS Assessment?

  • May I use a calculator?

  • Is ALEKS available in Spanish?

  • What’s the question format of ALEKS?

  • How many questions are on the ALEKS Assessment?

  • Can I change an answer once I’ve submitted it?


Retakes / Next Steps

  • Can I retake the ALEKS Assessment?

  • Will a low ALEKS score keep me out of a class if I qualified for it in a different way?

  • What if I do not place into the course I wanted?

  • Can I retake ALEKS immediately?

  • Am I allowed to use any other resources during an ALEKS Assessment?


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