ALEKS PPL Mathematics Placement            Assessment

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Florida Atlantic University (FAU) requires an ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to determine readiness for mathematics courses. ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses. The Placement Assessment contains up to 30 questions and generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete. After the Placement Assessment, an individualized Prep and Learning Module is available for students to refresh their knowledge on forgotten topics. Students then have the opportunity to reassess and improve their placement.

ALEKS consists of two parts:

  • Access to five Placement Assessments, all of which must be taken in a proctored environment.
  • The Prep and Learning Module, an individualized, self-paced online review.

FAU encourages each student to spend time in the Prep and Learning Module, even if the desired score is achieved because time spent in ALEKS will ultimately lead to better preparation and improved grades.

For Frequently Asked Questions visit

HonorLock Violations

If you receive a violation notice from Honorlock

You will receive an email instructing you on your next step. Please bring this email with you on test day.

Click here to review the Honorlock guidelines

Test Center Regulations

Examinees are required to be professional, civil and respectful at all time while on the premises of the Test Center. All exams are continuously monitored by video and audio recording, physical walk-through, and through the observation window. The Test Center Staff is authorized to dismiss you from the test session for a violation of any of the Test Center Regulations, including exhibiting abusive behavior towards the Test Center Staff or other examinees. There will a brief security check upon entry to the test room.

What to Bring

Bring your email receipt sent to you by Prepblast.

A non-expired Photo ID with signature is required of the test taker and must be presented prior to testing. NO EXCEPTIONS. You may not test without a valid, non-expired PHOTO ID. Your photo ID must match exactly the name you used when registering. Listed below are the only acceptable forms of photo identification (no photocopies accepted):

Identification Requirements

Registration Information - STEP 1 - Pay the $20 ALEKS fee

*If you receive accommodations, please contact the testing office BEFORE paying for the ALEKS PPL*


This is a two-step process.  The first step is to pay for your assessment at and click login in the upper right corner. There is a charge of $20, which includes five ALEKS PPL Assessments and the Prep and Learning Module. Students have access to the Assessments and Prep and Learning Modules for six months from the date of initial payment.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL 5 STEPS OF THIS PROCESSPLEASE COMPLETE TUTORIAL PRIOR TO TEST DATE. PAYMENT OF $20 to ALEKS MUST BE PAID BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE TO TAKE THE ASSESSMENT IN THE TESTING OFFICE.

Schedule Your Exam - STEP 2

The second step is the schedule your Assessment at either the Boca Campus Testing Center or the Davie Campus Testing Center for a fee of $10.  All registration fees are non-refundable, nor transferable.  Students may also take the Assessment remotely with a webcam using HonorLock with an additional charge of $12.75 for each Assessment attempt. For information on testing remotely visit

Test Accommodations

The FAU Testing Center provides special test accommodations for all candidates who qualify for non-standard test administrations.

If you have exhausted your ALEKS PPL 5 attempts, and you would like to retake the assessment please email for payment link.

Driving and Parking Directions can be found at /testing/locations

**YOU MUST WAIT 48 HOURS (time begins when test is completed) BETWEEN ATTEMPTS

By clicking the campus location below, I agree that I have read and understood the listed information above including, the ID requirements, Test Center Regulations and have paid for my ALEKS Assessment before arriving at the Test Center.

 *You must complete STEP 1 (Registration) first before you proceed to selecting a campus to make an appointment*