How does ALEKS PPL assessment work?

ALEKS PPL Steps (PPL = Placement, Preparation, and Learning)

  1. Schedule an appointment on the SFCC Testing Center Bookings page to take your first proctored exam. 
  2. Bring a valid photo ID and your SFCC login information (i.e. your username and password)
  3. Testing Center staff will help you in log into the assessment through your mySFCC home page
  4. Before you start the assessment, you will complete a brief survey followed by a Tools tutorial to learn how to use ALEKS. We highly encourage you to take time to complete the entire tutorial so you will be comfortable navigating all the problem types.
  5. After you complete the first assessment, check the Math Placement Score Table to see the courses you are eligible for, and schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. 
  6. If you did not earn the proficiency score you think you should, you can use the prep and learning modules to review and retake the assessment up to four more times, within a 12-month period. 
  7. If you earned the placement result needed to enroll in a particular course, you are still eligible and encouraged to use the ALEKS PPL learning modules to review and prepare for your math course. 

Be Honest About Your Skill Level

There is no benefit to cheating on the placement assessment. Placing into a math course higher than your current level of mathematical knowledge leaves you unprepared and is detrimental to your success at SFCC. While taking the assessment, please do not access any other website or resource such as formulas, calculator, etc.