FAQs

Where can I sign in to take ALEKS Math Assessment?

You can sign in to ALEKS at https://aleks.ku.edu/ using your KU Online ID.

Am I required to take the ALEKS PPL Assessment? 

No, you can choose to take the ALEKS PPL if you wish to place in a higher-level mathematics course than your ACT score or SAT score places you.  

Can I change to a different Prep and Learning Module later?

No, you may only use one Prep and Learning Module.

Does progress in an ALEKS Prep and Learning Module count toward placement?

No, you must complete a new Placement Assessment to change your placement result. Select the placement tab in the upper right corner of the ALEKS PPL page to start a new Placement Assessment.

How long is my placement result valid?

Your placement result is valid for up to 12 months.

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 PPL to get a better grade in your class.

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.

Why is there a waiting period between Placement Assessments and the requirement for the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module?

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 reviewing material that you may have forgotten.

What do I do if my web browser gets stuck or my computer crashes while I'm taking the Placement Assessment?

Simply close the browser, or log out and log back in. ALEKS will resume the Placement Assessment exactly where you left off, with no loss of your previous answers.

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