Assessment Exams: Math – ALEKS


About the Exam: Why do I need to take an assessment exam?

  1. Math is an important foundational subject for many Degree and Certificate programs. ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map student’s mathematical abilities across many areas.
  2. After the Assessment, an individualized Prep and Learning Module is available for students. It is important to meet with an advisor after your initial exam.

Required documentation

Government issued photo ID or Student ID, mySFCC student account login information

How to Register

  1. Visit our bookings page and set up an exam date and time
  2. The Assessment exam has 30 open-ended questions. Testers have 3 hours to complete the assessment. The national average is 1 hour and 17 minutes. The exam cannot be paused or restarted once it begins. Please ensure you have enough time to complete the assessment when you book the appointment.

How to Access ALEKS in MySFCC

  • ALEKS is an application that is built into the MySFCC Apps section
  • You will be linked with our testing cohort upon your first exam in the Testing Center
  • Thereafter you can access study material through the same ALEKS app to complete your Prep and Learning modules
  • Each student is allowed 5 attempts to take the assessment test in a 12 month period, 2 are proctored that need to be taken in the testing center, and 3 are unproctored, practice tests that can be taken from anywhere
  • NOTE: testers must complete 5 hours of studying and a 48-hour “cooling off” period in between exams