Prep and Learning Modules for ALEKS PPL math placement

What do I need to know about the ALEKS PPL Prep and Learning Modules?

  • The ALEKS PPL Prep and Learning Module is a collection of practice problems and explanatory material available to help you review and learn material, and to improve placement and eventual course outcomes.
  • The Prep and Learning Module available to you is chosen by the ALEKS program, based on your initial ALEKS PPL assessment performance.
  • After you finish the Initial Assessment, you will see your ALEKS Learning Pie. This pie represents your current knowledge of the course material. Notice that ALEKS has assessed that you already know some of the material!

  • Even if you have achieved placement in your desired course, time spent in the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module will better prepare you for your upcoming course and ultimately lead to better grades.
  • You will have six months of access from the time you start using your Prep and Learning Module.  
  • The cost  for the Prep and Learning Module is included in your ALEKS PPL subscription.  
  • Progress made in the Prep and Learning Module will not count towards your placement score.  You must complete a new placement assessment in order to change your placement result.  
  • While working in the Prep and Learning Module, you may consult other sources such as textbooks and websites if you choose to do so.  
  • The Prep and Learning Module is designed to support you as you review and learn.   We believe your best strategy is to make use of the Prep and Learning Module to refresh and build your skills as the ALEKS system will acknowledge what you have mastered and determine what you are best able to learn next.  
  • If you have questions about math placement at Oswego you can contact the math placement coordinator at

Where can I get help with ALEKS?

Now that I have reviewed all the information, how do I access the math placement exam or my Prep and Learning modules?

Visit math placement home page