The University of Missouri-St. Louis requires an unproctored 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 is 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.

UMSL Math Placement Checklist

Step 1: Login to ALEKS (Don't know your SSO? Click here!)
Step 2: Click "Add Class" and type in the current Class Code: J6JRE-EVRD9 (for placements up to May 1, 2022)
Step 3: Complete the survey, tools tutorial and complete an ALEKS Math Placement Assessment
Step 4: Discuss results and next steps with your academic advisor!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are locked out of additional ALEKS attempts until 48 hours have elapsed since the previous attempt and the Prep and Learning Modules have been completed. If you have used all five of your ALEKS attempts, contact the Testing Center for additional self-paid access. 

Proctoring for Placement into MATH 1800

Only those students who wish to place directly into MATH 1800 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I must demonstrate proficiency in a proctored environment. ALEKS proctoring is available in the Testing Center by appointment only; a $30 fee applies. To schedule, please visit our registration site.

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