Placement Results

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 ALEKS PPL Score Course ALEKS PPL Score

MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra


MAC 2233: Methods of Calculus


MGF 1106: Math for Liberal Arts I


MAC 2311: Calculus w/Analytical Geometry I


MGF 1107: Math for Liberal Arts II


MAD 2104: Discrete Mathematics


MAC 1105: College Algebra


(see note)

MAS 2103: Matrix Theory


MAC 1114: Trigonometry


MAT 1932: Topics in Mathematics


MAC 1140: Precalculus Algebra


STA 2023: Introductory Statistics


MAC 1147: Precalculus Algebra and Trig




Note: Students with scores of 30-39 may enroll in MAC 1105 if the section number is followed  by  "S" (such as MAC 1105 14S). These sections require additional hours of class time. 

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 the Placement Assessment.
• Your scores are automatically added to your student profile, which is accessible by your advisor.

How long does it take for my score to be posted, allowing me to register for a course?  In most cases the score will be posted the next business day.

How long is my placement result valid? Your placement result is valid for 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.

Which math course is required for my program? “Flight Plans” (programs of study) list the mathematics courses required for a particular major and can be found on the website of University Advising Services . Be sure to confirm your selection with your academic advisor.

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 five Placement Assessments for a period of six months from date of payment. To make each attempt worthwhile, however, 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. FAU strongly recommends a minimum of ten hours in the Prep and Learning Module before the next Assessment attempt .

Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment immediately? You must wait 48 hours between Placement Assessments. There is generally no benefit to retaking the Placement Assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. You cannot improve your results by simply retaking the Placement Assessment without spending time in the Prep and Learning Module to refresh material that you may have forgotten.

 Last Modified 3/20/18