Office of Admissions & Enrollment

ALEKS PPL: Calculus Placement Assessment

ALEKS PPL is the mathematics placement program offered by CPP that allows you to review, take practice tests, and come to campus for a proctored official placement test. Students must take up to two non-proctored assessments prior to the official assessment to be adequately prepared. In addition, it is recommended that you use the ALEKS guided study modules to prepare for the official test.

In general, the following majors need to take the ALEKS PPL Assessment unless exempt from it:

  • College of Science: All majors except Kinesiology.
  • College of Engineering: All majors.
  • College of Agriculture: Food Science and Technology major, Nutrition - Nutrition Science major.

To determine if you are exempt from taking the ALEKS PPL, please visit the FAQ below. 

ALEKS PPL Test Dates

Registration closes when seats are full
Friday October 11, 2019 Friday February 14, 2020
Friday October 25, 2019 Friday February 28, 2020
Friday November 8, 2019 Friday March 13, 2020
Friday November 22, 2019 Friday March 27, 2020
Friday January 17, 2020 Friday April 17, 2020
Friday January 31, 2020 Friday May 1, 2020

Scores are available on the Monday following test date

ALEKS Online Testing (ProctorU)

If you would like to remotely take a proctored ALEKS test, ProctorU will be proctoring the exam through a webcam and microphone. The cost of the test will be $19.00. Watch a video on what to expect and learn more.

Step 1: Registration

Select a date and time to take the ALEKS PPL. 

Step 2: Practice 

You MUST enroll in the assessment program and complete 2 non-proctored assessments BEFORE your registered test date. We recommend in addition that you use the ALEKS guided study modules to prepare for the official test.

Step 3: Payment

You must pay the assessment fee of $8.00 before your scores are released.


You are exempt if you have completed one of the following:  

  • You earned a 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam.
  • You took College Algebra (as the prerequisite for MAT 1200) or College Algebra and Trigonometry (as the prerequisites for MAT 1140 and MAT 1300) at an accredited college and earned a C or higher.
  • You earned a 4 or higher on IB Mathematics HL


The test is held at the CLA Building. View the 3d campus map for directions.

Please park in Parking Structure 1. View the3d campus map for directions. Arrive 30 minutes early for check-in. Daily parking is $8.00 and weekend parking is $5.00.

The total estimated time is 2.5 hours including check-in time.

Please bring a government issued or high school ID for check in.

Your score will be available on BroncoDirect under "View My Test Summary" one business day following the test.

The test can only be attempted at a maximum of two times.


Students requesting accommodations for disabilities must be processed through the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC can be contacted at (909) 869-3333.